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  • Howard Teacher of the Year is 'one of a kind'

    Howard Teacher of the Year is 'one of a kind'
    As Howard County Teacher of the Year, Hammond's Jody Zepp will represent the county at state education events next year. She describes the award and the recognition as "overwhelming," but Zepp is looking forward to something else even more. "I'm...
  • 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...
  • Helping low-income students succeed in college [Letter]

    Helping low-income students succeed in college [Letter]
    Karl Alexander and Doris Entwisle tracked nearly 800 children who began first grade in a Baltimore City public school in 1982 and found that only 4 percent of those who came from low-income families eventually earned a college degree ("Baltimore study...
  • Dorothy V. Thomas, longtime city teacher

    Dorothy V. Thomas, longtime city teacher
    Dorothy V. Thomas, a retired city public school educator who lovingly guided students at Windsor Hills Elementary School for two decades, died June 10 of respiratory failure at Summit Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. She was 98....
  • Three win Amanda Post student athlete scholarships [Clarksville]

    This week's news seems mostly all about winners. Everybody wants to be a winner and it's nice when everyone can win. Sometimes struggling to compete makes you a winner even without a trophy or ribbon. Congratulations to all who struggle in the race of...
  • Pamfilis Karate Academy trains mind, body, spirit to 'fullness of human potential'

    Pamfilis Karate Academy trains mind, body, spirit to 'fullness of human potential'
    Ever so gently, Karen Kells-Pamfilis reminded her students at the Pamfilis Karate Academy that it takes more than just showing up for her class at the Merritt Athletic Club in Towson to master some aspects of Seido karate. In this particular case, the...
  • Bel Air valedictorian says school has 'a sense of community like no other'

    Bel Air valedictorian says school has 'a sense of community like no other'
    The 376 members of Bel Air High School's Class of 2014 came together for one last time Monday evening before scattering toward their individual futures. Kaliopi Skevofilax, 18, of Bel Air, lined up with her classmates outside the school gym as they...
  • Tough school year draws to a close

    Tough school year draws to a close
    Most years, the last day of school comes with a sigh of relief, but this year what students and teachers describe is more akin to the body-draining feeling of finishing a marathon. "If I could frame it in one word I would just say 'exhausted,' " said...
  • City teacher provided students with answers to state exam

    City teacher provided students with answers to state exam
    All that was standing between AuQwan Griffin and a high school diploma was a state biology exam and a conflicted conscience. That crossroads led to the biggest teachable moment of his educational career. Griffin and 10 fellow students at the Career...
  • Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher

    Toni R. Killefer, preschool teacher
    Toni L. Killefer, a former preschool teacher who mentored cancer patients and participated in breast cancer research, died Monday of metastatic breast cancer at her Stevenson home. She was 49. "I took care of Toni for a number of years, and she had her...
  • Jeanne G. Clapp, educator

    Jeanne G. Clapp, educator
    Jeanne G. Clapp, a retired educator who was a founding faculty member of the Odyssey School, died June 5 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. She was 70. "Jeanne was just a lovely lady and...
  • Engaging teachers will help Vision 2018 succeed [Commentary]

    Engaging teachers will help Vision 2018 succeed [Commentary]
    An open letter to the Howard County community: As we close out the 2013-2014 school year, I want to share with you my thoughts on the past year, Howard County Public School System's (HCPSS) vision for the future, and my personal commitment to...