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  • Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training

    Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training
    Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Physicians Committee for Responsible...
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge educational for high school athletes

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge educational for high school athletes
    Broadneck football coach Rob Harris took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge twice. He's not on Facebook and didn't have proof of the first dousing, so he had ice water poured over his head a second time. That didn't bother him. Harris would take a few more...
  • Howard school staff return to classes, prepare for new education model

    Monday marked the return of public schools staff in Howard County before this week's opening of school for students, and teachers were greeted with pulsating Motown music and call-and-response chanting. The Elementary School Model Kick-off, a pep rally-...
  • Mercy High School graduate returns as president

    Mercy High School graduate returns as president
    Mary Beth Lennon keeps a construction hard hat handy on the small conference table in her office at Mercy High School. As the new president, essentially a chief executive officer for business operations, Lennon, 46, is chief marketer, fundraiser,...
  • How Howard County schools are harnessing teens' tech obsessions

    How Howard County schools are harnessing teens' tech obsessions
    Mt.┬áHebron High School algebra teacher Natalie Rau has flipped her classes. Now students learn at home and do their homework in school. The change is thanks to a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy that Mt. Hebron and other Howard County...
  • Attend a seminar and learn about beekeeping [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    If you stopped by the beekeeping exhibits at the Howard County Fair, and were inspired to learn more about honey bees, there will be a one-day seminar on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that will be sponsored by the Howard County...
  • Place focus on reading [Letter]

    Place focus on reading [Letter]
    In your editorial, "Ready to learn more" (Aug. 18), you correctly pointed out the vicious cycle of deficits at each grade level which makes it impossible for students to achieve success. One huge deficit begins at the elementary level with reading...
  • Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]

    Laurel hosted educational experiments in the 1970s [History Matters]
    Student activism in the late 1960s spawned a wave of educational reform, and students were emboldened by the new national attitude inviting their participation. One of the initiatives created during this period was the Experiment in Free Form Education,...
  • The keepers of Howard County history

    The keepers of Howard County history
    As a student at Atholton Elementary and Clarksville Middle schools, Mary Catherine Cochran said her eyes glazed over when teachers explained Civil War battles. It's not that she didn't appreciate history. She did — just on a more local level. "I...
  • Thomas Viaduct Middle almost ready for students from eight feeder schools

    Thomas Viaduct Middle almost ready for students from eight feeder schools
    With less than two weeks to go before the first day of school, Thomas Viaduct Middle School was almost ready for the 521 students expected to walk up the newly poured sidewalk, proceed through the newly installed front doors and settle into new chairs...
  • Monarch Global Academy Contract School will relieve overcrowding at three local schools

    Monarch Global Academy Contract School will relieve overcrowding at three local schools
    For more than six months, Donna O'Shea was a principal without a school. The head of the new Monarch Global Academy Contract School in Laurel – an International Baccalaureate school and the county's first contract institution – was hired...
  • Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator

    Sister Mary Helena Murphy, educator
    Sister Mary Helena Murphy, a retired parochial school educator who was a member of the School Sisters of Notre Dame for 65 years, died Aug. 14 of peripheral artery disease at her order's Villa Maria Health Care Center in the Woodbrook section of Baltimore...