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  • Columbia theatrical history behind 'Addams' production

    Columbia theatrical history behind 'Addams' production
    "Through the arts, children learn … and become better people," said longtime theater director Toby Orenstein at a recent rehearsal of her Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts (CCTA) Summer Teen Professional Camp. She spoke during the breaks of...
  • Harford school board approves change to weighted grading policy

    Harford school board approves change to weighted grading policy
    Those Bs and Cs some Harford County Public Schools students have been taking home on their report cards are going to be worth more in the coming school year than they have been in the past. And, there's the possibility some Bs and Cs students received...
  • Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County

    Two additional vaccinations required for students in Carroll County
    Although it's still mid-summer, the first day of school is not far off. In addition to choosing a backpack in which to carry their new pencils and notebooks, some Carroll County students also have to get additional immunizations before they can start...
  • Event in Overbrook showcases neighbors' talents [Towson]

    Event in Overbrook showcases neighbors' talents [Towson]
    Andie Aloi, of Overbrook, and a rising sixth-grader at Dumbarton Middle School, recently directed an event in her community called "A Night to Celebrate the Arts in Overbrook." The evening showcased the artistic talents of children and adults, including...
  • Kids count; so do parents [Editorial]

    Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than...
  • Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]
    I landed my first summer job when I was 16. The qualifications were straightforward — possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of...
  • Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne

    Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne
    Richard W. "Dick" Bourne, a colorful longtime University of Baltimore law professor who retired earlier this year, died July 12 of pancreatic cancer at his Pylesville farm. He was 71. "He was a wonderful colleague and one of those special men who told...
  • Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'

    Middle school students think big, build 'tiny'
    More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis — not a routine task for teens and preteens. "I came here skeptical," acknowledged JJ Jennings, 13, a rising eighth-grader at the Key School...
  • Ex-Harford library board chairperson LeTendre honored for her service

    Members of the Harford County Board of Library Trustees, which has a couple new members, had an opportunity to get acquainted face-to-face Thursday evening. But the board's first official act to begin a new fiscal year was to honor a longtime former...
  • Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement

    Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement
    Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools. The state school board voted Tuesday to replace the English and Algebra I High School Assessment — graduation requirements since 2009...
  • Harford MSA scores drop, but are still way ahead of state averages

    Harford MSA scores drop, but are still way ahead of state averages
    Harford County Public Schools students generally did better than their counterparts around the state in the final year of Maryland School Assessment testing administered during the 2013-14 school year. Statewide, student test scores had the largest one-...
  • Keep them in class [Editorial]

    Keep them in class  [Editorial]
    It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to...