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  • A new meaning for B&B

    A new meaning for B&B
    Any craft-beer devotee will tell you the hardest thing about visiting a craft brewery is getting up to leave. Delaware's Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is encouraging more people to stay by going beyond the welcome mat to the spare bedroom — or 16....
  • U.S. education lets kids be kids [Commentary]

    U.S. education lets kids be kids [Commentary]
    As a foreigner in the United States, one question I've often been asked by newly-met friends has been "What do you find special about America?" I always have a good answer for that question: "Education." American children have colorful lives while their...
  • On the last of the MSA tests and national standards [Editorial]

    On the last of the MSA tests and national standards [Editorial]
    If we're going to have national standards in education, there have to be national standards. On the whole, the increased national debate over national education policy in the past several years has brought some important issues to the forefront, some of...
  • Howard Green Jobs program provides cash, experience for disadvantaged teens

    Howard Green Jobs program provides cash, experience for disadvantaged teens
    To say Lourdemilla Dorsainvil has had an interesting, productive summer job is like saying Germany had an interesting, productive World Cup tournament.  So far this year, the 17-year-old rising junior at Oakland Mills High School has, among other...
  • John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor

    John W. Dorsey, UMBC chancellor
    John W. Dorsey, former chancellor of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who later returned to the classroom where he taught economics, died Monday of respiratory failure at his Laurel home. He was 78. "Many believe that he saved UMBC from...
  • BCPS tries new 'blended learning' approach for summer school

    BCPS tries new 'blended learning' approach for summer school
    This summer, Baltimore County Public Schools took a different approach to teaching summer school. On Friday, August 1, the last day of summer school, ten students sat in front of computers in the library of Catonsville High School in an attempt to...
  • Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters

    Arundel school buses turn into food trucks to deliver mobile meals to youngsters
    About a dozen schoolchildren at the Willows Apartments in Glen Burnie queued up curbside as the Anne Arundel County school bus pulled up. Some kids were flanked by parents and toddler siblings who appeared just as excited to see the bus; the moment...
  • Howard school board, teachers' union reach tentative agreements

    Howard school board, teachers' union reach tentative agreements
    The Howard County school system and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, avoiding potential arbitration and resolving disputes that lingered throughout the past school year. The one-year deal announced Friday,...
  • Posture, breathing techniques among noteworthy lessons at Howard vocal camp

    Posture, breathing techniques among noteworthy lessons at Howard vocal camp
    Youngsters at a summer vocal camp in Howard County are learning the importance of bending their knees when they sing, lest they get dizzy, become queasy and pass out. Who knew something as simple as posture could derail a performance before you even...
  • Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines

    Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines
    A worn and fractured rail along train tracks through Ellicott City caused the coal train derailment that killed two women in 2012, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. In its final report on the accident, the NTSB said it found...
  • Local schools announce orientation meetings

    Pull out the backpacks and double-check the school supply lists; student orientations begin next week! Marriotts Ridge High School will hold its New Student Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This session is geared toward incoming...
  • Howard CAC receives $212,800 from State for Head Start program

    Howard CAC receives $212,800 from State for Head Start program
    The Community Action Council of Howard County has been awarded $212,800 as part of the Prekindergarten Expansion Act of 2014, the Maryland State Department of Education announced this week. According to a CAC news release, the Prekindergarten...