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  • Hanna Al-Kowsi channels spirit of Sherlock Holmes [West Friendship]

    Congratulations to rising Mount View Middle School eighth grade student Hanna Al-Kowsi, who won first prize in the Sherlock Holmes Essay Contest sponsored by Watson's Tin Box of Ellicott City in partnership with the Howard County Public School System...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor

    Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown claimed victory in the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday after early returns suggested a landslide win. "It's about where we're going. It's about what next," Brown said in a victory speech as he led with three times as...
  • Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]

    Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]
    Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked? Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...
  • Few surprises in Howard BOE race

    Few surprises in Howard BOE race
    The two incumbents, candidates endorsed by the Howard County Education Association and a well known former Howard County Board of Education member have advanced in Tuesday's Board of Education primary election. With early voting tallies posted at 8:20...
  • Churches open doors for vacation Bible schools [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Churches open doors for vacation Bible schools [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]
    Summer break began last week, and local churches are registering students now for vacation Bible school. St. James United Methodist Church, at 12470 Old Frederick Road (Route 99) in Marriottsville, is trying something different this year: its VBS,...
  • 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...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions
    Here we are in Atlanta. You can tell the auditions were in winter, as there is only a narrow window for wearing scarves in Georgia. Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy is Lil Buck, a Memphis-based dancer known for a style called "jookin." Mariah...
  • 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...