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Booker T. Washington

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  • A good deed goes bad

    A good deed goes bad
    Ronald Jackson's bedroom holds the signs of a young, earnest life cut short too soon in Baltimore. An unboxed computer sits at the foot of his bed -- part of a school project. A news article about a slain middle-school classmate is taped on one wall; a...
  • Turn it around

    Turn it around
    The day Andrés Alonso dreaded came the Friday before Thanksgiving. For his first year and a half as Baltimore schools chief, the system was showing unprecedented progress. Four decades of enrollment decline ended. Test scores were their best since the...
  • Girl, 14, killed; suspect held

    A 14-year-old girl was fatally shot yesterday morning in a rowhouse in East Baltimore, and police later arrested a suspect, according to a department spokeswoman. The male suspect, 18, who was not identified, was being questioned by homicide detectives...
  • Facing down his critics

    His eyes focused straight ahead, Willis McGahee is running. That might not sound significant, but you have to realize that the past few years, McGahee spent March traveling - Korea, Switzerland, Italy - and waited until mid-April before beginning his...
  • Schools' historic ties to an unequal past

    The small wooden building that once housed Queenstown Elementary School contains a paradox. Built in the era of racial segregation, it was a place where black children received a second-rate education. Its teachers were paid less than white teachers, and...
  • Timeline: Thurgood Marshall

    July 2, 1908: Born in West Baltimore. Later attends Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School and Booker T. Washington Junior High. 1921-1925: Attends Colored High and Training School (which became Frederick Douglass High School in 1923). 1929:...
  • Burning cars in rail tunnel resist control

    Baltimore firefighters waged a cautious second-day attack yesterday on a nightmarish railroad tunnel fire that shut downtown businesses, knotted traffic, upset freight service along the East Coast and Midwest and disrupted e-mails and cell phone service....
  • Kurt Roper enjoying QB competition between UF freshmen Will Grier and Treon Harris

    Kurt Roper enjoying QB competition between UF freshmen Will Grier and Treon Harris
    The battle between UF freshmen Will Grier and Treon Harris for the backup quarterback job has been heated but upheld the spirit of competition as a decision nears. Gators' offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has enjoyed having a front-row seat. "It&...
  • Inside the BRD: Poquoson wins appeal to remain in State Group 3A Conference 25 next year, while Lafayette drops appeal, will move to 4A next year

    Inside the BRD: Poquoson wins appeal to remain in State Group 3A Conference 25 next year, while Lafayette drops appeal, will move to 4A next year
    The Virginia High School League on Monday granted Poquoson High’s appeal to remain in Colonial Rivers Conference 25 for the 2015-16 and ’16-17 school years. Meanwhile, Lafayette High dropped its appeal to stay in the state Group 3A...
  • 'Canes QBs Heaps, Kaaya continue impressing, Tim "Ice" Harris speaks about new role

    For the third straight day, Miami saw its practice interrupted by weather. Before the Hurricanes could even take the field on Thursday afternoon, lightning alarms sounded and the Miami’s players had to wait out another 40-minute delay before their...
  • NFL UPDATE: How players with Virginia connections fared in preseason Week 1 (plus Hall of Fame Game)

    NFL UPDATE: How players with Virginia connections fared in preseason Week 1 (plus Hall of Fame Game)
    When many of us last saw Logan Thomas, he was getting knocked woozy in Virginia Tech's Sun Bowl loss to UCLA on New Year's Eve. Even before then, he took plenty of criticism -- often deservedly so, he admitted -- for inaccurate passing. But Saturday...
  • NFL UPDATE: Players with Virginia connections on team rosters

    NFL UPDATE: Players with Virginia connections on team rosters
    Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: LS 82 Mike Leach (W&M). QB 6 Logan Thomas (Va. Tech, Brookville High). OLB 47 Adrian Tracy (W&M, Potomac Falls High). G 78 Earl Watford (James Madison)....