| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:47 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
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...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 7:13 AM
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,...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 6:25 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
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...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
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,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 8:44 AM
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...