| Apr 5, 2011
| 10:50 AM
There's no such thing as a bad time to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon, the historic estate of our first president.
Still, spring seems to be a natural fit, as the expansive gardens begin to show signs of renewed life, new lambs frolic in the...
| Apr 17, 2011
Great move on Washington College's part to move the awarding of the annual Sophie Kerr Literary Prize to New York. These are the kind of "bold strokes" that its namesake, George Washington, and its revolutionary founders would have applauded.
| May 3, 2011
| 10:53 AM
Online refer: For more garden photos, go to baltimoresun.com/travel. For more information on gardening, read Susan Reimer's blog at baltimoresun.com/gardenvariety
When Cheval Opp retired from IBM, she knew exactly what she would do with her time....
| Apr 25, 2011
| 3:46 PM
From late morning to afternoon, images of a man with many hats and faces rolled by on the big TV monitor in the State House main hall: William Donald Schaefer in full white chef's garb, done up as George Washington crossing the Delaware, wearing a...
| May 10, 2011
| 12:54 PM
I sighed when I read J. Nelson's letter ("Obama using bin Laden's death for political purposes," May 10). The accusation that President Obama is politicizing the death of Bin Laden is absurd. The president is a politician, and thus every act in an...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Duff Goldman has just baked a cake of Baltimore's Washington Monument in Mount Vernon. And it looks just like the city's most famous landmark — right up to the statue of the nation's first president that stands atop its tower and down to the fine...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 1:14 PM
What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is.
The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:12 PM
Widespread cheating on state assessment tests has been uncovered at two Baltimore elementary schools, state and district officials are expected to announce today.
Investigators with the state Department of Education found that Maryland School...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 8:12 PM
After announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 2:46 PM
In Camden, N.J., a principal said the pressure to pump up students' standardized test results came with a threat from a district supervisor — nice medical benefits you have for your sick daughter, sure would be a shame to lose them.
In Atlanta, one...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 9:51 AM
Director Donna L. Jacobs has once again put her dancers in the "hot seat."
For this weekend's concerts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, her Full Circle Dance Company is tackling the loaded topic of body image with the company's premiere of "B.A.R.E.,"...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:12 PM
When Shehlla Khan's husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult.
The Columbia resident said she was concerned about people watching her swim in the conservative, cover-...