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  • Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]

    Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]
    Since at least the 1970s, there has been little for unions to celebrate on Labor Day. The giant teachers unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have been an exception, largely retaining their size and influence. But now even teachers unions are an endangered species.
  • Harford's pay-to-play fee needs to go away [Commentary]

    Harford's pay-to-play fee needs to go away [Commentary]
    With another new season of high school sports approaching in Harford County, we're also facing a second year of charging our public schools students a $50 participation fee for each sport, each season. While the idea of using this money to help fund...

    'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader

    'Genie Wishes' goes inside the mind of the fifth-grader
    Baltimore children's book author Elisabeth Dahl used to walk two or three miles just so she could hang out at the Library of Congress, reveling in the Paris Opera House style-architecture, the 23-karat gold-plated dome and the breathtakingly extensive...

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

    For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home
    Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened...

    Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

    Hammond's Jody Zepp is a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year
    Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2014. The Maryland State Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday. Other finalists are Kelly O'Hara of Cecil County; Erin...