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  • High cost of progress in Maryland schools

    High cost of progress in Maryland schools
    Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better. Between 2003 and 2009, Maryland increased...
  • New city plan aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections by 25%

    New city plan aimed at reducing HIV/AIDS infections by 25%
    A group of Baltimore's health care leaders has crafted a plan to cut new cases of HIV infection by 25 percent by 2015, as part of an overall strategy to cope with a disease that has plagued the city for decades. The plan, scheduled to be given to Mayor...
  • Horizon Foundation in Columbia hires new president

    The Horizon Foundation, Howard County's largest philanthropic organization, has hired a new president and chief executive officer to replace founder Richard Krieg, who is retiring this week after 13 years at its helm. Nicolette Highsmith Vernick,...
  • Free tax preparation, plus a lot more

    Free tax preparation, plus a lot more
    If you don't make a lot of money, the Baltimore CASH Campaign thinks you shouldn't be forking any of it over to get your tax returns prepared. The nonprofit group is heading into its 11th tax season, offering free help for low- and moderate-income area...
  • Networking group aimed at LGBT community launches this week

    Networking group aimed at LGBT community launches this week
    One day in the fall of 2010, Scott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. The lawyer had found Marder's name in a directory maintained by the National LGBT...
  • A testy reception for new East Baltimore plans

    A testy reception for new East Baltimore plans
    Scott Levitan, development director of the 88-acre redevelopment project north of Johns Hopkins Hospital, was ready Thursday night to present area residents with new ideas for the project — a new park, a new school, a grocery store and other...
  • Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP

    Benjamin Jealous rejects doubts that he is too young to head the NAACP
    Everyone wants to meet the new guy. And so as Benjamin Todd Jealous works the room at Baltimore's Annie E. Casey Foundation, there is a receiving line of sorts that forms everywhere he turns. Roslyn M. Brock, vice chairman of the National Association...
  • Charity event tied to Dixon case disbanded

    The Baltimore housing department holiday charity event at the heart of three criminal charges against Mayor Sheila Dixon has been discontinued, city officials said Monday. Dixon declined to comment on the end of the Holly Trolley program, which was...
  • Conditions at Hickey shocked Md. officials

    When the state assumed control of its sprawling Charles H. Hickey Jr. School from a private contractor on April 1, it found an out-of-control wreck of a juvenile detention center where housing units reeked of urine, graffiti covered walls, and locks didn'...
  • Support of workforce training programs could, and should, go further

    Last week's enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, so long in the making, is a milestone. It makes important updates to our workforce training system and demonstrates national support for the expanded use of sector strategies that...
  • Students jump hurdles to achieve joint GED, A+ certification

    Students jump hurdles to achieve joint GED, A+ certification
    When Dorsey Brockington learned that he could get his GED diploma and receive a certification in information technology through one program, he jumped at the chance. "I was interested, so I joined," said Brockington, a resident of Randallstown. "I had...
  • Pilot program helps students prepare for industry certification

    Nine local residents are about to launch their careers in the field of Information Technology (IT), thanks to a pilot program offered this year by Carroll Community College (Carroll). In January, 2014, Carroll was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Annie...