| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Baltimore Sun gets high marks for uncovering the shameful fact that Maryland ranks first nationally in improperly excluding students with disabilities from taking the leading national test of reading ability ("Md. excluded large number of special-...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Leigh Peterson has one of the coolest roofs in Baltimore. Her rowhouse near Patterson Park sports a blinding white cap, topped by a row of shiny solar panels.
Peterson, 29, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health,...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:41 AM
Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso tearfully announced his resignation Monday, ending a six-year tenure marked by bold yet often divisive reforms and casting uncertainty on the future of the long-troubled school system.
Under Alonso's leadership,...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a now-empty tract envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The percentage of Baltimore city graduates enrolling in college the fall after obtaining their diplomas has marked a 5-year-decline, according to a report released this week, which also found that between 2007 and 2012 city graduates have increasingly...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 10:43 AM
It is mid-morning on a recent Friday in West Baltimore, and there is a long line snaking down the street and around the corner. Why? Vendors are dispensing free heroin samples.
In other areas of the city, buyers are risking arrest and drug contamination...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Robert L. Bogomolny, who announced his retirement this week as president of the University of Baltimore, has not always had the smoothest tenure, having stoked tensions at times both in the city and the academic community. But history will judge him...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:20 PM
After a stint in the military and on his way to earning a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Rory Holderness decided he wanted to become a high school teacher.
He enrolled in Towson University's graduate...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Baltimore’s challenge challenge to the 2010 Census count netted the city a small population bump.
Instead of being home to 620,961 people on April 1, 2010, as the U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2011, Baltimore actually had 621,074 residents...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Baltimore is a hotbed of cybersecurity jobs, with more than 13,000 job postings last October alone, according to a report funded by the Abell Foundation.
"This growth has created an urgent need for qualified individuals to fill current job openings...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 9:28 AM
In generations past, the world's oldest profession was a tawdry trade practiced mostly in the shadows of unlit street corners and darkened alleys. Today, vulnerable young women and girls are still being tricked or forced into selling their bodies to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The last day of 2012 is the first of a new era for Tribune Co.
After spending more than four years embroiled in a contentious Chapter 11 bankruptcy case, the reorganized Chicago-based media company will emerge Monday under new owners and a newly...