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  • Ulman says contingent fire responders must follow same training as career

    Ulman says contingent fire responders must follow same training as career
    County Executive Ken Ulman this month announced changes to the Protective Service Contingent program that employs firefighter and EMS personnel on an hourly basis to help staff stations when additional personnel are needed. Under the changes, contingent...
  • Stop obsessing over student testing

     Stop obsessing over student testing
    Another school year, another new curriculum, another new standardized test, another year where too many graduating seniors will get good grades, pass the tests and still need remedial courses in college, and another set of excuses, some new and some...
  • Bel Air's St. Margaret School named National Blue Ribbon School

    Bel Air's St. Margaret School named National Blue Ribbon School
    Students and staff at Saint Margaret School in Bel Air have spent the past week celebrating the Catholic school's recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, with blue decorations on campus, treats such as blueberry muffins and wearing...
  • Teachers' evaluation metrics are why they 'teach to the test' [Letter]

    Teachers' evaluation metrics are why they 'teach to the test' [Letter]
    I have to agree with Howard County Board of Education member Ann De Lacys' comment that even with the Common Core, we are still teaching to the test. A sentiment shared by board member Brian Mishkin, who was quoted in the same article on Oct. 10 as saying...
  • In Laurel, 'intense' but promising shift to Common Core

    In Laurel, 'intense' but promising shift to Common Core
    At first glance, the bulletin boards lining the hallways of Oaklands Elementary School in South Laurel look like any typical display of students' work — drawings, short essays, a display of some dioramas. A closer look reveals something else,...
  • Local students make their mark in National History Day competition [West Friendship]

    Congratulations to the local students who were winners in the recent 2013 National History Day competition held at the University of Maryland from June 9 through 13. More than 2,600 students from across the nation participated. Students who received...
  • Another No.1 for Maryland

    Another No.1 for Maryland
    A Washington-based think tank has named Maryland No.1 in the country for the performance of its low-income students, finding that in the last eight years, Maryland's poorest students made the most academic progress than any comparable population in the...
  • Delay in teacher evaluations possible

    Delay in teacher evaluations possible
    Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement. The new teacher evaluations — which...
  • Robert Lee Lyles Jr. of Annapolis, former Md. Health Care Commission member

    Robert Lee Lyles Jr. of Annapolis, former Md. Health Care Commission member
    Robert Lee Lyles Jr., who had two careers in his 69 years and excelled at each, died May 27 at his home in Annapolis. A scientist, physician and state policy adviser, Dr. Lyles "was a modern renaissance man with a tremendous curiosity," said Gene Ransom,...
  • River Hill student scores perfect on SAT, ACT

    River Hill student scores perfect on SAT, ACT
    Noah Scholl likes to think he's pretty smart, but even he didn't expect the news he got about a month ago. Scholl, 16, a rising senior at River Hill High School in¬†Clarksville, received perfect scores on both his ACT (36) and SAT (2400) — a feat...
  • Newspaper should apologize to St. Mary's

    Newspaper should apologize to St. Mary's
    As an upcoming sophomore at St. Mary's College of Maryland, I believe The Sun owes a public apology to St. Mary's for unjustly striking out at the school. I have never heard a person say that they don't like St. Mary's until this recent commentary by Anne...
  • County schools offer Senior College Application Boot Camp

    The Office of School Counseling under county schools is launching a new Senior College Application Boot Camp to provide support to the Class of 2014. The free program is open to all county rising seniors and will address a range of topics including...