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Special-education advocates are calling for the state to do more to address the bullying of disabled students, saying that a recent lawsuit against the city school system highlights the long-lasting harm that harassment can do to such children. Experts...
This is National School Choice Week, an occasion that always makes me think back to 1976, when as a writer for my high school paper, I interviewed retiring Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joshua Wheeler. I asked Mr. Wheeler why our schools didn'...
More than 100 fifth-grade students at Hillcrest Elementary School took a step out of their comfort zone last week. During a week of classes, the students learned the merengue, tango, swing and cha-cha dances from visiting dance instructor Caitlin Foley....
Elkridge will get a new elementary school for the 2013-2014 academic year now that the sellers of a 10.1-acre site on Ducketts Lane have settled a dispute in court. The Howard County school system was supposed to close the deal with Ducketts Ridge LLC in...
Except for a delay in a new teacher-evaluation program, Maryland has made a strong start toward achieving the ambitious school reform goals that won the state a coveted $250 million grant, according to federal officials. Maryland, one of 11 states and...
To: Richard Cordray, Director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Dear Mr. Cordray: First, congratulations on your appointment to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unless the banking interests have their way, your appointment is expected...
Carolane Williams does not flinch when confronted with the particulars of her difficult year, which included an employee uprising and unwanted scrutiny from the leader of the state. "I knew I was going to have to tough it out," says the woman who has led...
Twelve years after drawing the ire of the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood for its last expansion, Calvert School is expanding again — but this time with more community support. A campus master plan presented by the school's headmaster to the...
On a sunny and mild Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, the shovels dug into a pile of dirt at McDaniel College. The groundbreaking for McDaniel's new stadium signified a renewed commitment to the school's athletic program, and the official beginning of a new era...
Drew Wall, a junior at Atholton High School, says a curious thing happened after he visited Spain in a student exchange program last summer: He found himself automatically translating a popular song that got stuck in his head into Spanish. The...
In Virginia, the attorney general, skeptical of global warming, tried to use his subpoena powers to build a fraud case against a climatology professor. In Wisconsin, Republican Party officials sought the emails of a history professor, trying to...
As the chandeliers began to swing and the ceiling panels shifted to and fro, the interviewers seated around the hotel conference table seemed uncertain how to react. Was Baltimore really experiencing an earthquake? In the middle of a meeting vital to the...
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