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  • Anne Arundel organization tackles adult literacy

    Deborah Bias began taking adult literacy classes last August, and since then the Annapolis resident has vaulted from a kindergarten reading level to third grade, picking up about a thousand words along the way. Her instruction comes courtesy of an...
  • Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program

    Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program
    Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment that for the 16-year-old rising senior was nearly a lifetime in the making. The Columbia...
  • Fitchitt, Nicklas named to lead Downtown Columbia Partnership

    Fitchitt, Nicklas named to lead Downtown Columbia Partnership
    The Downtown Columbia Partnership has named Gregory A. Fitchitt as president and chair of the board and appointed Barbara A. Nicklas executive director. Established in 2013, the Downtown Columbia Partnership is an independent nonprofit dedicated to...
  • Club suiting up for another flag football season [North Laurel/Savage]

    The Savage Boys and Girls Club has been serving our community since 1968. The club's Co-Ed Flag Football Program has been around about 15-20 years. Last year over 120 kids played flag football and they hope to see more. There are three age groups, 6-8,...
  • Thornton tours Mervo on first day as city schools CEO

    Thornton tours Mervo on first day as city schools CEO
    New Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton kicked off his first day on the job Tuesday by visiting summer school sites around the city with new cabinet members and taking stock of some of the work he has in front of him over the next four years. As...
  • A perpetual hot seat [Commentary]

    A perpetual hot seat [Commentary]
    The new Baltimore schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, starts work Tuesday. And regardless of the outside temperature, he'll be on a hot seat from day one. The challenges facing any urban school district superintendent are super-daunting. In Baltimore,...
  • Frog jumping contest, turtle races still part of Bel Air 4th events

    Frog jumping contest, turtle races still part of Bel Air 4th events
    Frogs will jump and turtles will lumber along to the encouragement of their young backers when Bel Air holds its annual Independence Day celebration Friday. The traditional Turtle Derby and The Great Bel Air Frog Jumping Contest will take place as usual...
  • Baltimore County teachers learn to use technology to engage students

    Baltimore County teachers learn to use technology to engage students
    The Baltimore County school system is scheduled to implement a new digital technology program in 10 designated 'Lighthouse' schools in the fall, and educators from the schools chosen to pilot the program took part in a two-day conference last week at...
  • More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]

    More research is needed on the Common Core standards [Letter]
    As a long-time educator, I recognize the need for the Common Core State standards and strongly support them. However, as the standards have been rolled out in the public schools, some major concerns have been raised ("In defense of Common Core," June 27)....
  • Retirement party salutes Carol and Woody Hearn

    Carol and Woody Hearn, longtime residents of Howard County, are retiring and moving to homes in Chincoteague, Va., where they'll spend winters, and Vermont, where they'll spend summers. Their friends recently held a "Retirement and Moving On" party at...
  • Summer music and activities in Aberdeen

    Summer concerts are in full swing at Festival Park in Aberdeen. Tuesday evenings, from 7 to 8 p.m., have brought a relaxing atmosphere and good music for listening pleasure ever since the 1990s. Many can remember Chuck Baker's Orchestra in those early...
  • Advanced Placement courses nice, but tests aren't particularly telling [Editorial]

    Advanced Placement courses nice, but tests aren't particularly telling [Editorial]
    Among students attending Harford County Public Schools, pass rates on Advanced Placement tests have declined. This, however, is one matter school officials should be only minimally concerned about. For those unfamiliar, Advanced Placement courses and...