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  • Long Reach grad gets surprise scholarship from former teacher

    Long Reach grad gets surprise scholarship from former teacher
    When Sarah Suskind, 18, stopped by Long Reach High School with her mother, Shelly, on Thursday morning, she thought they were there to pick up a copy of her high school transcript. Instead, a secretary directed Suskind, a recent graduate, down the...
  • At Reservoir High, a girls' club tackles prejudice [Highland/Fulton]

    At Reservoir High, a girls' club tackles prejudice [Highland/Fulton]
    Back in October of 2013, I introduced you all to Giovanna "Gigi" Guarnieri, now a Reservoir High junior, who, along with classmates Lauren DeLong, Sophia Sommerkamp and Maria Janush, co-founded the Global Equality Now Club, a chapter of School Girls...
  • Official says Arundel schools should uphold suspension in pastry gun incident

    Official says Arundel schools should uphold suspension in pastry gun incident
    A hearing examiner recommended the Anne Arundel County school board uphold last year's two-day suspension of a second-grader who was accused of nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun. But an attorney for the family of Joshua Welch said if the county...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Stop the summer loss [Editorial]

    Stop the summer loss  [Editorial]
    Monday was the last day of school for public school students in Baltimore and Baltimore County, and the rest of the area school systems will wrap up by week's end. For most students, parents and educators, this will be remembered as a challenging (and...
  • 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...