| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:16 AM
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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 3:14 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:55 PM
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,...
| Jan 29, 2012
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...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:02 PM
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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2008
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...
| Dec 8, 2009
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...
| May 27, 2004
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'...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:40 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
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...
| Dec 23, 2012
SOUTH BEND -- The teen was struggling as two guards pulled her down the hallway of the Juvenile Justice Center last week, crying and cursing as she unsuccessfully demanded her release. Those sitting in the nearby offices of St. Joseph County Probate Judge...