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Photographs by Andre F. Chung [Sun photographer]Third of four parts Iven Bailey was on the move again. He carried two black trash bags, one for shoes, the other for everything else. He trudged down Harford Road past the wreckage of one abandoned building after another until he found what he was...
Issues Eric T., Bel Air: Mr. Nitkin, in your Feb. 13, 2006, Q&A you briefly summarize The Sun's aggressive reporting on an aborted state land sale to a politically connected contractor (at the same price as the state initially paid). A few weeks ago,...
My first reaction to that cell-phone video of Jolita Berry being pummeled by one of her students was this: Any one of the teachers of my youth could have taken that girl, easy. But then, I didn't go to Reginald F. Lewis High School in Baltimore; I went to...
Sun StaffYesterday morning, 17-year-old Jay Sacci slept late, visited Dunkin Donuts for a chocolate frosted and a vanilla cream, did a load of wash for his mom and voted for the future of Baltimore. At 11:15 a.m., he took the five-minute stroll from his house...
Tags: Ian Fleming, NPR, Vehicles, Zora Neale Hurston, Primaries
Sun Foreign StaffBEIJING - For all the challenges the Chinese Communist Party has faced since opening the nation to the world a quarter-century ago, only the emergence of a strange new disease known as SARS has managed to expose so many of the government's flaws - and...
Sun StaffCAMDEN, N.J. -- When it comes to the teachers in their classrooms, the students in this impoverished city have to settle for less than the best. A lot less. Barely more than half of Camden's math and reading teachers are considered "highly qualified"...
Tags: Family, Computers, Academic Progress, Death, John Murray
John Stevens, Taneytown: In general, were people more interested in what would be best for them, or what would be best for the country as a whole? Baer: That's a great question. Probably a little of both. On economic issues, if their personal...
Sun StaffThe cries from many Baltimore parents were loud and angry seven years ago: Don't let the state take control of our schools. State schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick recalls people confronting her, fearful they would lose influence over their...
Sun StaffAfter the sniper killing people in the Washington suburbs trained his weapon on a Prince George's schoolboy last week, terror joined reading, writing and arithmetic as a fundamental in Maryland schools. For parents, the bus wasn't safe enough to ferry...
Sun StaffMayor Martin O'Malley focused on the school system's classroom successes and administrative failures yesterday in his fifth State of the City address, in which he also invoked the memory of several recently deceased local leaders, highlighted declining...
FIFTY YEARS later, the landscape of American race relations looks so radically different that it is hard to remember what the nation looked like before the Supreme Court's decision in Brown vs. Board of Education. But in 2004, an increasing number of...
Tags: NAACP, NPR, Local Government, Children, Demonstration
Sun StaffCHANGES ARE happening in Anne Arundel County public schools -- on that all sides seem to agree. Since Eric J. Smith took over as superintendent in July, he has begun shaking up the 75,000-student school system, indicating that he wants to run a tight...
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