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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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Jordan doesn't expect to 'set any records' with Bundy's deal

    Jordan doesn't expect to 'set any records' with Bundy's deal
    Orioles top draft pick Dylan Bundy may be seeking a record-breaking contract, perhaps as high as $30 million, but it won't happen, according to amateur scouting director Joe Jordan. "I don't look to set any records. I don't expect to," Jordan said in a...
  • MRA shows no additional damage on Scott's shoulder

    BOSTON —Luke Scott got positive news on the state of his right shoulder, as an MRA — an MRI with dye injected into the shoulder — showed no additional damage to his partially-torn labrum. "It's obviously great news," said Scott who...
  • New space, quirky ideas could turn around the Contemporary Museum

    New space, quirky ideas could turn around the Contemporary Museum
    A 12-foot-long white banner with black letters has been suction-cupped to the first-floor windows of the former Craig Flinner art gallery at Charles and Centre streets. It reads: "Future home of the Contemporary Museum. Opening January, 2012." At least,...