| Apr 10, 2012
| 6:36 PM
If the three Maryland public school educators want to hold onto a sense of normalcy after Tuesday's announcement that they are splitting a share of the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot, experts say they should stay tight-lipped.
For now, "The...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Jo Keller relies on her Kindle when she travels so she can forgo lugging hardback books, but when it comes to her children's reading habits, she feels differently.
She has squirreled away many of the books she read as a child growing up in England and is...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 7:18 PM
After nearly five years of litigation, a coalition representing Maryland's historically black public colleges and universities has agreed to discuss a settlement with the state, which it accused in a 2006 lawsuit of discriminatory practices and multiple...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Since Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso took the helm four years ago, only about one-quarter of the system's principals have remained in their posts, a high turnover rate that has rankled education advocates who say they are concerned that leadership...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall.
| Jul 6, 2011
| 8:16 AM
Anne Arundel County Police arrested four suspects — at least one of whom is from Laurel — during a prostitution sting conducted near a Maryland City hotel June 24.
The sting, which involved undercover officers posing as prostitutes, was...
| Dec 20, 2010
| 5:39 PM
On the eve of the Maryland Racing Commission's last scheduled meeting of the year, the owners of the state's two major thoroughbred tracks and horse-racing industry representatives were trying to hammer out a last-minute deal to ensure live meets can be...
| Dec 21, 2010
| 6:21 PM
The future of live thoroughbred racing in Maryland — along with the Preakness Stakes —is in jeopardy once again after a state commission on Tuesday rejected a proposed racing schedule contingent on several conditions that horse owners and...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 2:58 PM
Alice F. Bowie, a former newspaper reporter and editor who enjoyed gardening, died Thursday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Lutherville resident was 87.
The daughter of a farmer and suffragette, Alice Forbes was born in Baltimore...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 12:40 PM
The trial date in a five-year-old civil lawsuit claiming bias against Maryland's historically black state colleges and universities has been postponed until December, so the parties can attempt to mediate the case.
"The issues at stake in this case are...