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  • Foose focuses on closing gap at Howard African American community forum

    Foose focuses on closing gap at Howard African American community forum
    A key focus of the new strategic plan for Howard County schools, laid out by Superintendent Renee Foose, is engagement — on the parts of teachers, administrators, students and parents. It was that engagement that took center stage Monday, Sept....
  • Underestimated Ihedigbo proving his value to Ravens

    Underestimated Ihedigbo proving his value to Ravens
    James Ihedigbo knows what it is like to be overlooked and underestimated. He was lightly recruited, undrafted and cast aside by two NFL teams before landing with the Ravens. He entered camp as the starting strong safety, but outsiders assumed it would...
  • Revamped Dundalk High gets new building

    Revamped Dundalk High gets new building
    Dundalk's high school deteriorated during the past two decades just as the community's once-bustling steel mill declined. From the school's top floor, you could see the Key Bridge and the detritus of a shuttered industrial past. Inside, the school...
  • Gansler names Ivey as running mate

    Gansler names Ivey as running mate
    BELTSVILLE -- Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler introduced Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County as his running mate Monday, defying conventional wisdom about the need for geographical balance on a gubernatorial ticket. In choosing the two-term...
  • Lewis museum woes: Sad but not surprising

    While it saddened me to read recently of the attendance troubles at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, I was not surprised. In a city where museums generally exceed expectations, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has always left something to be desired. As a...
  • Race and college admissions

    Race and college admissions
    Anybody who has ever encountered the college admissions process knows that there's no such thing as an even playing field. Most schools will admit that upfront. "Like all colleges," Harvard College notes on its own admissions web site, "we seek to admit...
  • Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip

    Cummings: Ted Cruz 'got an earful' from Dems on South Africa trip
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is in South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial, but that doesn't mean he's abandoned domestic policy. In fact, Cummings said he and other Democrats in the official delegation have used the trip to debate with Sen. Ted Cruz on...
  • No military intervention in Syria

    No military intervention in Syria
    Why does our government not learn from the mistakes of the past? After the Russian invasion of Afghanistan we armed the opposition, and as a result the Taliban used those weapons to establish one of the most repressive regimes in post-World War II...
  • Not your grandmother's NAACP

    Not your grandmother's NAACP
    When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
  • Electrify Africa

    Electrify Africa
    As my daughters, their friends and students across Maryland head back to school, I am grateful they live in a country with access to education for girls and boys from elementary through high school and that their school has clean water, school supplies...
  • For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand

    For Baltimore zoo and its penguins, a new era is at hand
    As a blazing sun beat down on the city Tuesday, Rock Island — the moated exhibit at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore where African penguins zip through cool, shallow waters — seemed a good place to be. But the Druid Hill Park enclosure is...
  • Parishioners invite community to check out St. Nicholas Church [Letter]

    Sara Walser's column from South Laurel gave a great tribute to our retiring priest friend, Jesuit Frank Gignac. Why would Fr. Frank make the trek to St. Nicholas Church, from Catholic University to Contee Road, nearly every weekend for 35 years? Well, let...