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  • Service dog helps Monarch Academy teacher monitor her diabetes

    As Monarch Academy music teacher Kenzie Turk talked about the trials of living with Type 1 diabetes, her service dog, Bear, lay nearby, drifting in and out of a deep sleep. Dozing in class isn't usually acceptable at the public charter school in Glen...
  • What did Alonso accomplish? Not much

    What did Alonso accomplish? Not much
    As a teacher, I totally agree with Morna McDermott's assessments of city school CEO Andrés Alonso's performance ("The fallacy of reform," May 18) over the past six years. She speaks the truth. Mr. Alonso has proven to be a fine salesman. Surely, the...
  • Laurel products prepare for March Madness [Commentary]

    Laurel products prepare for March Madness [Commentary]
    Jonathan Arledge is a smooth 6-foot-9 basketball player with a nice outside shooting touch for a big man, and the ability to also make nice moves near the basket. With little body fat, the Laurel Boys and Girls Club product and former Meade High School...
  • 10-year-old brings comforts of home to fire victims

    10-year-old brings comforts of home to fire victims
    When the Hontz family lost their Hanover home to a fire last summer, it wasn't long before they started missing the basic necessities. First, it was a toothbrush. Then, a Band-Aid. But for Lauren Hontz, who was just 9 years old at the time, all she really...
  • 'Voters of tomorrow' weigh in on 2012 election

    'Voters of tomorrow' weigh in on 2012 election
    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...
  • Capitol College creates new scholarship

    Capitol College announced last week the creation of a new scholarship in remembrance of Brig. Gen. Harold R. Johnson, the college's fifth president. The Brigadier General Harold R. "Johnny" Johnson and Marcia Baciu Johnson Scholarship was created by...
  • Towson resident Lohr poised for return engagement at St. Paul's School for Girls

    Towson resident Lohr poised for return engagement at St. Paul's School for Girls
    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...
  • Weinberg, city schools celebrate three new libraries

    Weinberg, city schools celebrate three new libraries
    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...
  • In 'Hoodwinked,' Laurel filmmaker challenges statistics on black men

    In 'Hoodwinked,' Laurel filmmaker challenges statistics on black men
    On Capitol Hill, in African-American churches and at historically black colleges and universities, people are talking about a documentary film that challenges negative reports and statistics regarding blacks, especially black men. "Hoodwinked," produced...
  • Superlatives for Maryland's 2013 football class

    Superlatives for Maryland's 2013 football class
    One man's opinion on the potential of Maryland's 2013 football commitments. Post your takes below. Most wanted: Given to the most heavily recruited Maryland commitments. OFFENSE Derwin Gray – Friendship Collegiate Academy, offensive lineman,...
  • Three steps for better American schools

    Three steps for better American schools
    Education policy wasn't a significant issue in the 2012 presidential election, but it needs to be one in 2013. Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with public education, and no small wonder: studies continue to show that our schools, once the envy...
  • Michelle Rhee's education organization gives Maryland policy, reforms a grade of D+

    A controversial set of national report cards issued this week by StudentsFirst--the advocacy and lobbying organization started by former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee-- gave Maryland's educational policies and reforms a grade of D+...