| 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...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 9:01 PM
People outside the world of local government may not know it even exists, but the Maryland Municipal League is an important group — it's a statewide advocacy nonprofit that strengthens the role and capacity of municipal government through research,...
| 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...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 3:00 PM
As the Baltimore school system attempts to rebound from a series of cheating scandals and its first significant test score decline in years, leaders are considering a worrisome possibility: They might have hit a wall in educating children.
| Jul 10, 2011
| 5:32 PM
The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase.
After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:49 PM
Jonathan Biedron didn't bother complaining the first time he noticed a difference between the price he was charged for office supplies and the figure posted on the shelf.
But when it happened repeatedly — and always in the store's favor —...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 1:00 PM
The Rising Sun Inn, a small white building with forest green shutters, isn't easily spotted. The historical marker out front is barely visible from Generals Highway and, if a traveler isn't looking for it, would come and go in the blink of an eye.
| 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-...
| Nov 12, 2011
| 7:28 PM
It was a party unlike any Baltimore had ever hosted during the usually sleepy Labor Day weekend, with candy-colored cars speeding noisily around the Inner Harbor to the delight of crowds drawn to the city's inaugural Grand Prix.
But behind the scenes,...