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If 2,500 Baltimore middle school students have their way Tuesday, President Barack Obama will be re-elected, children of some illegal immigrants will pay in-state tuition rates, same-sex couples can marry and gambling in Maryland will not expand. The...
Supporters of Maryland's Dream Act, a measure passed by the General Assembly last year extending in-state college tuition to the children of some illegal immigrants, are staging a series of events this week to build momentum in their effort to uphold it ...
The Baltimore SunMaryland-bound wide receiver Deon Long had another monster game for Iowa Western Community College over the weekend. In the Reivers' 81-14 rout of Arkansas Baptist, Long caught five passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns. Long, a D.C. native who caught...
The Windy City is engulfed in a stormy teachers' strike that has gathered front-page national attention. But will it turn out to be just more hot air in the national debate over school reform? I'm afraid so, even though the issues at stake in Chicago are...
The strike by Chicago teachers is about much more than class size, merit-based (or rather test-based) pay, teacher evaluations, privatization of public education through charter school expansion, longer school days, etc., although those are all crucial...
This time last year, Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School librarian Sharon Smith used the only technology she had — a laptop and a projector — to bring color and excitement to her students by shining animated books from the Internet onto...
Lila Lohr's previous 10-year tenure as head of school at St. Paul's School for Girls made her a natural fit to fill in for the 2012-2013 school year. The Brooklandville school is currently searching for a permanent replacement for longtime head Monica...
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With the season of celebration over and many of our school-age children of various grade levels officially "promoted," it seems like a good time to sit back and ask: Why? Specifically, why are promotion ceremonies at the arbitrary grades of pre-...
The Children's Guild Institute will open an International Baccalaureate school in Laurel in Anne Arundel County, its third in the Baltimore area, the nonprofit organization said. The county school board is expected to vote on Superintendent Kevin...
Tags: Teaching and Learning, Laurel, Students, Glen Burnie
The Govanstowne Farmers Market debuted for its second season Wednesday, June 6, but a half hour later, Terri Russell said she had no chocolate ice cream. "I'm sold out, already," said Russell, owner of Simple Pleasures, an organic ice cream business...
The Anne Arundel County school board voted Wednesday to allow Chesapeake Science Point to expand its high school but placed it on two years' probation as part of efforts to address concerns about the charter school. The board also said it would...
The Baltimore SunOne of the worst seasons in Maryland football history made no difference to Mike Williams. The Terps’ 2-10 campaign last fall didn’t bother DeAndre Lane, either. All that mattered to Williams, a lineman from Archbishop Spalding, and Lane, a...
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