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  • Md. teacher of the year focuses on connections with students

    Md. teacher of the year focuses on connections with students
    Joshua Parker fell in love in 10th grade, discovering the power of words when his English teacher put a volume of Langston Hughes in his hands. He describes it as a moment so profound that it was like hearing chords of music for the first time. Bright...
  • Frostburg student fatally stabbed at off-campus party

    It was a church service at which Baltimore's Kortneigh McCoy, a 19-year-old Frostburg State University physics major known for her lovely voice, was supposed to sing. But instead, more than 500 students and faculty jammed the Lane University Center...
  • Summer playgrounds moved to new locations in Laurel

    Summer playground programs scheduled to begin Monday, June 25 at Bond Mill Elementary, Laurel Elementary and James Harrison Elementary have been relocated because of ongoing construction projects at the schools, according to information released by the...
  • Prince George's delegate convicted of theft, misconduct

    Prince George's delegate convicted of theft, misconduct
    Tiffany Alston, a freshman delegate from Prince George's County, was convicted Tuesday morning of stealing $800 in General Assembly funds to pay an employee of her law firm. If the guilty verdicts on counts of misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office...
  • Mayor plans to raise bottle tax to pay for school construction

    Mayor plans to raise bottle tax to pay for school construction
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will seek to raise the city's bottle tax from 2 cents to 5 cents as part of a plan to boost funding for school construction and repairs, her administration said Thursday. The bottle tax money and other revenue would...
  • Baltimore County leaders concerned by $5 million expenditure

    Baltimore County leaders expressed concern Friday that the school system may have wasted as much as $5 million on textbooks and a curriculum that are not being widely used, calling on school officials to more closely monitor spending. "When you find...
  • Baltimore County music teacher brings drumming to school

    Baltimore County music teacher brings drumming to school
    With 600 students, including a significant percentage of immigrants, music teacher Diane Schaming wanted to try something new to interest the children in the music of different cultures. So last summer she went to Africa and brought back music to...
  • Prince George's Co. lawmakers to vote on slots-ban bill

    In 2007, when the Maryland General Assembly was considering five locations for slot machines, the Rev. Jonathan L. Weaver sought to keep casinos out of Prince George's County. Weaver — who leads the Greater Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal...
  • Balto. Co. schools: How about spending $5 million on teachers, classes?

    I was quoted in Liz Bowie's recent article on Baltimore County's ill-advised textbook purchase ("Millions for textbooks that went used," Nov. 11) and would like to supplement those remarks. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston ignored the advice of the...
  • For Franchot, purchase of 32 Steinway pianos strikes sour note

    For Franchot, purchase of 32 Steinway pianos strikes sour note
    An otherwise harmonious Board of Public Works meeting hit a dissonant note Wednesday when Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot objected to a $553,264 purchase of 32 Steinway-designed pianos for a performing arts center scheduled to open next year at...
  • Talks to determine Maryland's horse racing schedule moving slowly

    Maryland horsemen learned Monday afternoon they'd have to wait longer for a definitive answer on the state's racing dates for the 2012 season. "We've had productive meetings," said John McDaniel, a member of the Maryland Racing Commission who has...
  • Debate on whether cursive writing should still be taught

    Debate on whether cursive writing should still be taught
    Darius Riley displays the concentration of a tightrope walker as he fastens his eyes on the lined paper in front of him and grips his No. 2 yellow pencil down to its point to make his most perfect curly letters. "I would rather do it in print because...