| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Here's a guest post from Gary Huggins and Richard E. Bavaria of the National Summer Learning Association:
Summer vacation is a time when kids create memories for the future, memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, it’s also a time they...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 9:24 AM
Jake Lubbehusen, 14, a freshman at Marriotts Ridge High School, sat in the school's darkened auditorium on a recent Tuesday afternoon, a laptop and several textbooks open in front of him. About two dozen students were rehearsing a dance number on stage,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Oh, standardized-test happy educators and administrators (and parents), when will you learn?
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an interesting but kind of maddening story about a new trend: colleges teaching creativity: "... Today's students will...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Few Maryland teens get to meet and talk with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in person, and even fewer chat with him about college applications while he gets his coffee.
John Ebot, an 18-year-old senior at Lansdowne High School, is one of those few.
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Three women known for strong will and public accomplishment received the Maryland Senate's First Citizen awards Wednesday, capping an annual tradition in the upper chamber.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former U.S. Rep. Helen Delich...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Sun editorial page asks "Should Morgan State have it's own board?" (Feb. 10). The answer is yes, it should. Ever since 1989 when Morgan students demonstrated for such independence, the school has successfully operated as an independent state...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 5:10 PM
When Billy Lynch first realized that Tandon Doss might allow his promising football career to implode, the Indiana assistant coach did not call the wide receiver into his office or even grab him by the facemask and stare him in the eyes.
Lynch took Doss,...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Statewide MSA testing is underway in the public schools this week, and the state's instructors have received their memo on how to handle a weather emergency, should one occur, in order to avoid disruption of the tests. A teacher (not the one......
| Apr 26, 2011
| 10:50 AM
It's a drearily familiar cycle: Successful colleges coaches sail away from one job to another, leaving in their wake a university with a tarnished reputation and an athletic program facing multiple NCAA sanctions.
Take John Calipari, former coach at...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 12:28 PM
Newsweek Magazine consistently places both C. Milton Wright and Fallston high schools toward the back of in its nebulous best high schools in American rankings, the only Harford high schools to receive such honors.
But neither school could top Bel Air...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 9:04 AM
When you cheat, they tell kids in school, you only cheat yourself, but in Baltimore, we've recently learned that's not always true. Sometimes you also cheat the students you're supposed to be teaching when you change the answers on their state...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:31 AM
The recent reports on suspected cheating on standardized tests at some Baltimore City schools included the statement that school officials worry they might "have hit a wall in educating children." Some of those walls have been in place for a long time...