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  • 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,...
  • Blackhawks named Capitals' Winter Classic foe; Baltimore unlikely as site

    Blackhawks named Capitals' Winter Classic foe; Baltimore unlikely as site
    Capitals Blackhawks named Winter Classic foe; Baltimore unlikely as site The Washington Capitals will host the Chicago Blackhawks for the Winter Classic on New Year's Day 2015, an individual with knowledge of the situation said Friday. The first...
  • Republicans battle for legislative seats in Harford, Cecil District 35

    Republicans battle for legislative seats in Harford, Cecil District 35
    Redistricting since the last election has significantly altered the boundaries of Legislative District 35. What was formerly an all-Harford County district encompassing Abingdon, Bel Air and the northern third of the county has been shifted eastward...
  • Pearl Foundation scholarships go to local students [Ellicott City]

    Pearl Foundation scholarships go to local students [Ellicott City]
    The Pearl Foundation Inc. awarded scholarships to eight local high school seniors recently at its 34th annual scholarship luncheon organized by Andrea Moore Evans, the foundation's fundraiser coordinator.  The foundation is the charitable affiliate of...
  • Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground

    Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground
    After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become the latest battleground in education across the nation. This past school year, Maryland's 60,000...
  • 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...
  • Harford school officials concerned over lack of capital funding

    Harford school officials concerned over lack of capital funding
    Harford County Public Schools officials are working with their counterparts across the state to find "alternative" and "creative" methods to raise money for badly-needed capital repairs that, in some cases, could get local school systems in trouble with...
  • Three inducted into HCPS Educator Hall of Fame

    Three inducted into HCPS Educator Hall of Fame
    The recent induction of three veteran Harford County Public Schools educators into the school system's Educator Hall of Fame for was marked by an emotional and tearful tribute to one of the three, who died in 2011. David Simmons, a native of Havre de...
  • Delany's competitive drive takes him from ACC to Big Ten

    Delany's competitive drive takes him from ACC to Big Ten
    More than four decades later, Eddie Fogler can still see Jim Delany dumping their North Carolina basketball teammate Rusty Clark on the floor during a practice at Carmichael Auditorium. It was payback for the hard screen that Clark, one of the team's...
  • Maryland education leaders pledge collaboration to improve evaluation system

    Maryland education leaders pledge collaboration to improve evaluation system
    The state's major education players — from school boards to teachers unions and superintendents — signed a pledge Friday to work together to fine-tune a new teacher evaluation system put in place this school year. The action taken at the...
  • Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

    Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director
    Edwin Cohen, a retired public school, university and religious school educator and administrator who was also executive director of Camps Airy and Louise in Western Maryland for nearly three decades, died June 21 of complications after surgery at...
  • In defense of Common Core [Editorial]

    In defense of Common Core  [Editorial]
    This fall, Maryland's public schools will start their second year under the Common Core Standards, and the controversy sparked by last year's rocky roll-out appears far from dying down. Parents, teachers, students and political leaders have all questioned...