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After almost two months in China, 27 high school students from Baltimore County Public Schools returned home July 17 with new friendships, souvenirs and countless tales of their adventures as strangers in a strange land. "It was so cool," said...
After almost two months in China, 27 high school students from Baltimore County's public schools returned home July 17 with new friendships, souvenirs and tales of their adventures as strangers in a strange land. "It was so cool," said Lutherville...
With a growing number of states rebelling against the No Child Left Behind law and stalled efforts in Congress to reform it, the Obama administration says it will grant waivers to liberate states from a law that it considers dysfunctional. Education...
OK, Elkridge and Hanover: Here's a 9-1-1 to the community from the fire department! It's that time of year again, and the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its 21st annual foliday food drive to benefit families in need Elkridge and the...
Tags: Catonsville, Holidays, Howard County, Fires, Patapsco
Jessica Anderson's report on the rising number of homeless students in Maryland highlights a problem that has remained off the radar of many policymakers, school staff and the public ("State's student homeless population doubles," Jan. 22). As advocates,...
So, an elderly man, well-known in his community, heads a charitable organization to serve young boys. Through that organization, he picks out certain boys to serve his sexual interests. His modus operandi is to give special attention to the boys he has...
Tags: Judges, Abusive Behavior, Justice System
I am not one of Maryland's public high school guidance counselors, and yet at this time of year, I feel their pain. So I shall speak up for them, because they have no voice — or at least I can't hear their desperate, muffled cries from beneath the...
As a retired educator with 35 years of service, I can only describe the job evaluation criteria outlined by the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness with 50 percent of a teacher's rating to be based on student performance as absolutely asinine ("...
Tags: Academic Progress, Maryland
The Baltimore City Council, spurred by Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, deserves praise for its resolution endorsing the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, to be held in Washington, D.C., on July 30. This march, and the national attention it...
A recent Abell Foundation study has confirmed what educators have long known: That where a student lives has at least as big an impact on academic achievement as such factors as family income, class size and per pupil spending. In fact, attending a school...
On a personal level, the abrupt demise of the Maryland Distinguished Scholar program is understandably distressing to high school senior Lindsay Michocki ("Seniors stunned by Md. scholarship cuts," May 11). On a policy level, however, the program was a...
It was so refreshing and delightful to read Marta Mossburg's recent column peeling back years of carefully crafted veneer to expose Nancy Grasmick's true legacy and set the record straight ("Maryland's uneducated graduates," May 11). Ten years ago, I...
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