| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:58 AM
For the past two decades, schools across the country have pushed students to take high level math classes even when they aren't prepared for them. The result, says Tom Loveless in a blog post from the Brown Center on Education Policy, is that students...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Just weeks after the U.S. House Republicans made a purely symbolic move to dismantle No Child Left Behind, the law that forces schools to report standardized test scores, standardized testing season hit our household.
By testing season I don't mean...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Stefanie Trop decided to live in Butchers Hill, a 7-minute walk from the Johns Hopkins medical campus, because all her friends live and work in the city and she didn't want to drive to school.
"It's not always the most pleasant walk; it's not very...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:36 PM
U.S. commerce "would grind to a halt in a matter of days" in the aftermath of a crippling cyberattack that the nation's ports — including Baltimore — are ill-prepared for, according to a new Brookings Institution report.
But port officials...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mohamed Morsi holds a singular distinction.
While president of Egypt, he was the world's only democratically elected leader to motivate more than 20 million of his people, one-quarter of the population, to sign a petition calling for his ouster....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Health care now accounts for a bigger share of jobs than before the recession in all major metro areas, including Baltimore, the Brookings Institution said Monday.
A report focused on health care employment shows the industry now plays a larger role...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:28 PM
Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:49 PM
More than 1,300 young, single soldiers, sailors and other service members drive to Fort Meade every work day because they don't live on post — can't, actually, because the barracks are full and other homes there are for families.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Black History Month reminds us that our diversity is the fabric of our nation. We recently commemorated the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and we are reminded that this coming August marks the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream"...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 1:42 PM
When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The Baltimore area has a ton of research. But patents on that research? Not so much.
A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that the metro area's level of patenting remained basically flat over the last decade, while the U.S. as a whole saw a...
| Jan 19, 2013
| 4:00 AM
It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family.
Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...