| Aug 13, 2013
| 1:29 PM
The first day of practice arrives a little earlier this fall and public school football coaches could not be happier to get started Wednesday instead of waiting until Saturday.
"For us, it's vital," said Franklin coach Anthony Burgos, whose team kicks...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:14 PM
While walking through the offices of the Howard County Department of Education a couple weeks back, I happened to bump into one of my old friends, Chuck Struhar.
Chuck has ties to the county that run deep, having coaching and teaching experience that go...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
The beginning of the Carroll County school year is less than two weeks away. Stores are advertising back-to-school sales as folks prepare for the end of summer vacation and the first day of school on Aug. 26.
This news is greeted with sadness for...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The first weekend of action for public school teams didn’t bring many surprises, with most of the top teams involved in very close games.
Only seven of The Baltimore Sun’s Top 15 teams emerged from the weekend undefeated and only four were...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Charges and counter-charges have been flying over the last 10 days after Harford County Public Schools leaders announced cutbacks to bus service and plans to begin collecting fees to participate in sports and other extracurricular activities.
| Sep 2, 2013
| 8:47 AM
It’s so early in the high school football season that public schools teams haven’t played a game, but the MIAA is well underway with several teams completing their second week of action. The public schools kick off their season Friday night,...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:30 PM
Former Harford County Public Schools superintendent Robert Tomback received nearly $32,000 in payouts of annual and sick leave, in keeping with his contract with the school system.
Tomback, who stepped down in June at the end of his four-year term as...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 9:31 AM
As you probably have noticed, the subject of education funding in Harford County has been a hot topic of late. And with good reason, since the education of our children and grandchildren is one of the most consequential responsibilities we...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 3:00 PM
We applaud your recent editorial advocating the Baltimore City Public Schools examine extended school days as a way to boost student achievement ("Expanding the school day," Aug. 26).
Models like the Harlem Children's Zone are excellent examples of...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The recent series of features and editorials on the subject of Advanced Placement achievement in Maryland left an incomplete picture and unfair impression of Dorchester County Public Schools ("AP is not for everyone," Aug. 24).
Over the last several...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 11:16 AM
A new partnership led by Johns Hopkins University to help struggling communities in north Baltimore is already paying big dividends — $1.6 million to renovate Barclay and Margaret Brent elementary/middle schools in Charles Village.
| Aug 25, 2013
Lisa Scott of Sparrows Point has seen young relatives graduate from college and struggle to keep up with $100,000 in education debt.
"Their current jobs do not allow them to pay that debt" said Scott, area marketing director for Chick-fil-A in Maryland....