Gov. Larry Hogan could untangle Baltimore County Public Schools officials from their technology quagmire by simply eliminating the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers testing (PARCC) they use to justify their obsession with one-to-one devices.
UMD is one of the most diverse flagships in the nation. A Baltimore Sun article last week conveys a different impression, however: “Black Student Enrollment Lags at the University of Maryland.” But the yardstick used by the paper is the wrong one for three reasons.
Walter K. Sherwin Jr., a founding faculty member of the University of Maryland, College Park, who established the Ancient Studies Department, died Tuesday from pancreatic cancer at his Charlestown retirement community home. He was 79.
From his birthplace in the Eastern Shore to Baltimore and Washington, where he spent his last years, here’s a list of lectures, performances, exhibits and discussions happening throughout the region to celebrate Douglass’ legacy on his 200th birthday.
Saanvi and Alisa are two of the five members of an all-girls robotics team that participates in local competitions for the FIRST Lego League. In December, the girls won a 30-team competition at Hammond High School, where they were one of only a handful of all-female teams.
Harford County Public Schools has taken an aggressive approach to recruiting new teachers, especially teachers of color, and it has made strides in those areas, but it faces a shrinking pool of applicants for teaching positions, an issue that affects school districts across the state and nation.
The University of Maryland, College Park has set aside $3.8 million for new diversity measures following the killing of a black Bowie State University student by a white UM student on campus last May, Maryland President Wallace Loh said this week.
John M. Purnell, a veteran reporter who had worked for Eastern Shore newspapers and earlier for The Palm Beach Post, died Thursday from undetermined causes at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The West Ocean City resident was 73.
The Maryland House and Senate overturned the governor's veto of a bill that removes the box from a college admissions application that asks potential students if they have ever been arrested or been convicted of a crime. The bill does not differentiate between violent and non-violent criminals.
Fort McHenry will close. You can still tour the Naval Academy, but not its museum. If, like two indicted Baltimore police detectives, you are scheduled for trial at U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Monday, the wheels of justice will grind on despite the federal government shutdown.
The six women who were nursing students at Harford Community College last semester and went to Narva, Estonia, to teach HIV prevention, had an opportunity this week to share their experiences with Bel Air town officials.
As Morgan State University nears the end of its historic 150th anniversary, it is appropriate to review some of the milestones in its development and acknowledge how a dual system of higher education in Maryland has adversely affected higher education in the state today.
Rising crime, unheated schools and a woman in a hospital gown being dumped at a bus stop on a freezing night: At a time when Baltimore is competing with more than 200 cities for Amazon's second headquarters, the last thing the city needed was for such images to go viral.
University of Maryland, Baltimore is pumping $1.5 million into a program that encourages employees to buy homes in neighborhoods surrounding the institution’s West Baltimore academic and medical campuses.
Yes, America’s got talent—but not enough of it. It needs to import it. A merit-based immigration system for a merit-based society will enhance our economic security and significantly boost our competitiveness. The president is right on the money with this part of his immigration.
Recently, The Johns Hopkins University made the decision to divest thermal coal from its endowment. While we commend this step away from the fossil fuel industry, this is just delaying the need for future divestment.