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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Enrollment up in AP classes, but testing and scoring lag

    Enrollment up in AP classes, but testing and scoring lag
    Over the last six years, enrollment in Advance Placement testing across Harford County Public Schools has increased, but that increase has not necessarily translated into more students passing the exams. Students who pass Advanced Placement exams are...
  • Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40

    Diverse paths cross at intersection of Appalachian Trail, U.S. 40
    BOONSBORO -- In three months on the Appalachian Trail, Jim Parkins has met a federal judge, a doctor, countless Boy Scouts, marijuana-smoking college graduates, and a married couple who celebrate their anniversary each year by feeding hikers for a week....
  • Harford school board incumbents move on to next election round

    Harford school board incumbents move on to next election round
    Tuesday's primary race for the first majority-elected Harford County Board of Education ended with all five incumbent board members moving on to the November general election. Given the abysmally low primary turnout, however, anyone who finished...
  • Southwest Baltimore County volunteers among nominees for first Volunteer of the Year award

    Southwest Baltimore County volunteers among nominees for first Volunteer of the Year award
    Volunteers from 73 Baltimore County public schools were honored at a special breakfast event in Cockeysville on Thursday morning as the first-ever BCPS Volunteer of the Year was announced. "This is our first time bringing all of the volunteers...