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  • Ollie M.J. Ray, city teacher

    Ollie M.J. Ray, city teacher
    Ollie M.J. Ray, whose career teaching in city public schools spanned nearly four decades, died Tuesday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital. She was 82. "They say teachers are born, and Ollie had not only the native ability to be a teacher but also the...
  • Westminster teen travels to Washington for government 'training'

    Westminster teen travels to Washington for government 'training'
    When Jeremy Price travels to Washington, D.C., this weekend, it won't be just for sightseeing. Price, a rising senior at Westminster High School, was selected by Carroll American Legion Post 31 as one of two representatives from Maryland to take part in...
  • Longtime Catonsville residents question county's solution to overcrowding

    Longtime Catonsville residents question county's solution to overcrowding
    While a Baltimore County solution is in the works to address overcrowded elementary schools in the southwest area, some Catonsville residents say the solution fails to address future overcrowding in local middle schools and high schools. "Yes, we have a...
  • MSA warning signs [Editorial]

    MSA warning signs  [Editorial]
    State education officials told us that scores on this year's Maryland School Assessment exams would go down, and that they most certainly did. Schools state-wide embarked last fall on their first full year of instruction tied to the Common Core standards,...
  • Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]

    Timonium resident innovates Camp Meadowood [Lutherville-Timonium]
    Meadowood Regional Park on Falls Road is always busy on a beautiful day and last week was no exception. While walking in the park, I noticed an adorable group of children listening attentively to their camp counselor, Katie Oliver. Ms. Oliver, a...
  • Raise the bar for city students [Letter]

    Raise the bar for city students [Letter]
    I totally agree with Paul Marx ("The bigotry of low expectations," July 3) about teachers not tolerating laziness. I was having this same discussion with friends just three days ago. Baltimore should take steps to raise expectations for students. It's...
  • Edward J. Rasmussen

    Edward J. Rasmussen
    Edward J. Rasmussen, a retired insurance broker who also translated Japanese, died June 20 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 95. The son of J. David Rasmussen, a New York City insurance broker, and Ellamae Rasmussen, a homemaker,...
  • Towson parade's featured community celebrates new Y

    Towson parade's featured community celebrates new Y
    Every year, the Towson Fourth of July Parade picks a local community to spotlight. This year's honoree is more than a single community. It's more like a village. The Orokawa Family Center Y in Towson, 600 W. Chesapeake Ave., serves 10,000 people...
  • LASOS blossoms in helping non-English speakers in Harford

    LASOS blossoms in helping non-English speakers in Harford
    It all began when Spanish teacher Melynda Velez noticed some Hispanic students were falling behind in their studies in the local schools. "I was going and translating for Harford County Public Schools and while I was doing it, I was noticing all these...
  • Harford may give more grade credit for advanced classes

    Harford may give more grade credit for advanced classes
    Harford County Public Schools officials are seeking the public's input before the Board of Education votes on proposed changes to a school system policy on how much extra weight grades for advanced classes should carry in a student's overall grade point...
  • 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...
  • Meshkin reflects on school board tenure, says panel reflected 'dysfunction'

    On the eve of ending his tenure on the Howard County school board, Brian Meshkin recounted what he considers accomplishments and challenges while on the panel — offering glimpses into a system regarded among the best in the state but that he said is...