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  • Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

    Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]
    The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these...
  • Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]

    Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]
    Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked? Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...
  • Turning back the clock?

    Turning back the clock?
    The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
  • Quashing race-based college admissions will not serve justice

    Quashing race-based college admissions will not serve justice
    It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...
  • Affirmative action at risk in college admissions

    Affirmative action at risk in college admissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
  • Three HCC employees honored with development awards

    Three Harford Community College employees have been named recipients of the 2013 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Awards. Jan M. Brewer, assistant professor of sociology and social work; Deborah Jaeger, mathematics...
  • Ex-track star from Laurel hurdles into hall of fame

    Ex-track star from Laurel hurdles into hall of fame
    In the summer before she entered Laurel High as a freshman, Angie Vaughn took part in a major youth track and field meet in California in 1990. Before she left Maryland, her father told her if she won her event in the 100-meter dash he would buy her a...
  • Architect Cheryl Mohr builds a sustainable home in Edgewater

    Architect Cheryl Mohr builds a sustainable home in Edgewater
    The architect Cheryl Mohr craves natural light so much that even when the sun is bouncing off the nearby South River and streaming through the 22-foot-tall wall of windows that surrounds her living room, Mohr can't bring herself to lower the blinds....
  • 'Mad Men' recap: Season 5, Episode 5: 'Signal 30'

    'Mad Men' recap: Season 5, Episode 5: 'Signal 30'
    "I can't believe I have to explain that I was doing my job to a man who just pulled his pants up on the world" -- Pete Campbell Five seasons in, we know this much about Pete Campbell: He's entitled, he's never happy, he can verge on super-creepy and he...
  • Dunbar legacy continues with football players signing letters of intent

    Dunbar legacy continues with football players signing letters of intent
    [Editor's note: This blog post initially included Joshua Davis as one of six Dunbar football players signing national letters of intent to play football on scholarship. Davis, who will play at Morgan State, is not receiving an athletic scholarship. He...
  • University of Maryland, College Park names new provost

    Mary Ann Rankin, a former longtime administrator at the University of Texas at Austin known for creating the innovative UTeach program to produce math and science teachers, was named provost at the University of Maryland, College Park. Rankin, who will...
  • StormCenter takes crisis managers to the eye of the action

    Dave Jones is trying to shrink the world, one crisis at a time. The former TV weatherman wants emergency managers and decision-makers to have simultaneous access to real-time information so they can keep people out of harm's way. And he wants them to...