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The achievement gap among Howard County students is steadily closing, school officials have reported. At a legislative breakfast with members of the Board of Education, County Council and county delegates, Clarissa Evans, executive director of school...
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There was much economic news last week, almost all of it bad, making it a rough September to be president of the United States — or on the unemployment line. At this rate, Barack Obama may get an opportunity to see both sides of that particular...
Poverty, undereducation and disconnectedness to society beget exactly those same things — a problem that has stymied policymakers since the advent of public education, which was supposed to be the solution. Four centuries of publicly funded...
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday night that two Maryland congressmen — one Democrat, one Republican — have asked him to make "substantial" changes in the state's proposed new political map. O'Malley spoke after back-to-back meetings in...
In the 1980s, when researchers first identified the virus that causes AIDS, a positive HIV test was a virtual death sentence. There was no cure for the disease and no effective treatment; patients usually died within a few months or years of being...
Gov. Martin O'Malley's political redistricting plan earned a quick first stamp of approval from the Maryland Senate on Monday night despite a day full of objections from top Republicans — and a sitting Democratic congresswoman — who slammed...
Regarding the petition drive to suspend the law granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants: At least the immigrants are trying to better themselves by getting an education that will lead to jobs so they can become self-supporting members of society....
Many Latinos in Baltimore lack medical coverage, which contributes to problems such as fewer mothers getting prenatal care, according to a new report that takes the first comprehensive look at the group's health. The report, released Thursday by the city...
p>“ "Gay and lesbian couples, they believe in commitment, family and love." That's the message Oscar-winning actress — and Maryland native — Mo'Nique puts forth in a new video posted today for the Americans for Marriage Equality...
I don't think my visionary fellow letter writer who wants homecoming soldiers to police the U.S.- Mexico border has thought things through very clearly ("Put Iraq veterans to work on the U.S.-Mexico border," Oct. 26). Soldiers are trained to kill bad...
At a tidy jail in Frederick County, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and his deputies have helped federal authorities identify nearly 1,000 illegal immigrants for deportation in the past three years. In a renovated mansion in Prince George's County, Casa de...
Maryland's House of Delegates is poised to give final approval Wednesday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to redraw the state's eight congressional districts, but not before lawmakers engage in a final showdown over the controversial map. Despite...
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