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  • Top Howard County volleyball teams prepare for new challenges in '14

    Top Howard County volleyball teams prepare for new challenges in '14
    Last year, the powerhouse teams in Howard County volleyball were evident from the beginning of the season all the way until the end. Howard, led by eventual Player of the Year Sydney Biniak, and Glenelg, led by three-time first-team selection Morgan...
  • Terps and scholarships [Editorial]

    To those who follow college athletics only casually, the announcement last week that the University of Maryland will henceforth award athletic scholarships on a multi-year basis instead of year-to-year may sound like a minor change. But in fact, it's a...
  • Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]

    Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]
    American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income. Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children. Thirty years ago, the average gap on...
  • County school Supt. Dallas Dance ignores taxpayers' concerns [Letter]

    County school Supt. Dallas Dance ignores taxpayers' concerns [Letter]
    Contrary to letter writer Marilyn Pettiway's claim that the media's coverage of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance has been unfair, The Sun and other outlets not only have reported fairly but have conscientiously followed Mr. Dance's outrageous...
  • Getting back to routines with start of school year [Rodgers Forge]

    Getting back to routines with start of school year [Rodgers Forge]
    Wednesday is the first day of school! While summer has gotten shorter over the years (I'm almost certain summers were longer when we were kids), it's nice to get back in a routine after living so orderlessly (new word I just made up) for the past two...
  • Pointers Run Elementary launches food scrap recycling program

    Pointers Run Elementary launches food scrap recycling program
    As the school year begins, students at one Howard County school will be able to participate in an effort to make the county a little greener. Pointers Run Elementary School, in Clarksville, became the first Howard County Public School to launch a food...
  • Digital curriculum drives way at new Mays Chapel Elementary

    Digital curriculum drives way at new Mays Chapel Elementary
    Near the front door of the new, state-of-the-art Mays Chapel Elementary School is a glass window display called "The Evolution of Technology," a mini-museum that includes an Underwood manual typewriter. "I know what one is," said third-grader Maia...
  • Summer's over, but much is just getting started [Clarksville]

    The calendar may say there is nearly a month before the first day of Fall, but we all know summer is over when school is back in session. Labor Day is as early as possible this year. My summer has definitely ended. How about yours? The fall season...
  • Recess: the fourth 'R'? [Commentary]

    Recess: the fourth 'R'? [Commentary]
    Every school should have a Donte Samuel. For more than eight years, Mr. Samuel has created a warm and happy environment at Belmont Elementary in West Baltimore, where excited pupils greet him daily with bright eyes and wide smiles in the middle of their...
  • A cheaper alternative for developing new teachers [Letter]

    I read with great interest your article, "Residency program tries to solve problem of teacher burnout" (Aug. 18) about the Baltimore-based Urban Teacher Center developed by Jennifer Green, a former employee of the Baltimore City Schools. This initiative...
  • New Harford teachers get ready at William Paca/Old Post Road

    New Harford teachers get ready at William Paca/Old Post Road
    Lindsey Pritchett is a product of Harford County, having attended local elementary, middle and high schools, as well as college. Now she is starting her teaching career in her home county. "It's a big area, but a small community; I love it, I do,"...
  • Chief of schools' new achievement office reaches out to set agenda, mend fences

    Chief of schools' new achievement office reaches out to set agenda, mend fences
    Anthony Alston was appointed by Anne Arundel County Public Schools to address achievement gaps among student groups. But the executive director of the system's new Office of Equity and Accelerated Student Achievement is also well aware of gaps that...