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  • Lawmakers, education leaders spar over embattled tutoring program

    State education leaders say proposed legislation that would force local school systems to continue funding a federal tutoring program could derail their efforts to gain relief from the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. Lawmakers are debating...
  • Four Baltimore startups named to join new accelerator

    Four Baltimore startups were chosen to participate in the inaugural accelerator program launched by the Emerging Technology Center, the city's main technology business incubator. The news, announced Thursday, couldn't come at a better time for the city's...
  • Robot brings black history into Internet age

    Robot brings black history into Internet age
    Baltimore's Afro-American newspaper has a rich photo archive — 1.5 million images dating from the Depression, World War II and the civil rights era up to today. But one of the nation's oldest African-American newspapers didn't have the hundreds...
  • Debate intensifies over proposed UMB-College Park merger

    With the board that oversees Maryland's university system just two months from deciding whether to back a merger of its largest research campuses, Baltimore civic leaders are lining up against any move that would place the city's campus under out-of-...
  • Higher education politics

    Higher education politics
    University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan, who is in the midst of gathering input on the question of whether the University of Maryland-College Park and the University of Maryland-Baltimore should be merged, says it would be a...
  • Abell Foundation awards grant to city prosecutors

    The Abell Foundation has awarded the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office a grant worth nearly $128,000, which will be used to "double the capacity" of an anti-prostitution program, top prosecutor Gregg Bernstein announced Thursday. One of his deputy...
  • Catherine E. Pugh

    Catherine E. Pugh
    1. Please describe your educational and professional background and how it has prepared you to serve as mayor. I hold an undergraduate degree in business administration and my MBA, both from Morgan State University. I have served as a banker, dean of...
  • Baltimore election had low turnout, high stakes

    Baltimore election had low turnout, high stakes
    Here's what happened while you were sleeping on Tuesday. Or curing cancer, or searching the Internet for Scarlett Johansson pictures or whatever you were doing rather than voting: The number of people who decide things in Baltimore, already a fraction of...
  • Councilman pledges to halt City Hall's tax breaks for developers

    The City Council's finance committee chairman threatened Thursday to impose a moratorium on tax breaks for developers until City Hall implements more transparency in the process and funds more projects outside of downtown. Carl Stokes, who chairs the...
  • For the sake of victims' families, repeal the death penalty

    For the sake of victims' families, repeal the death penalty
    I always thought murder was something that happened to other families. You read about it in the paper. You see the legal process unfold on TV. There's so much attention paid to certain murders that you assume the families going through their tragedy are...
  • O'Malley replaces majority of Baltimore City Community College board

    O'Malley replaces majority of Baltimore City Community College board
    Concerned about the academic achievement of students at Baltimore City Community College, Gov. Martin O'Malley has overhauled its board of trustees, replacing the majority of its members. "The governor has been monitoring the overall situation at BCCC,...
  • Walking to school: Steps toward health

    Walking to school: Steps toward health
    On Wednesday, Baltimore schoolchildren will join students from around the world by participating in International Walk to School Day. Now in its 15th year, this global initiative aims not only to help keep students healthy but also to improve air...