Across the country, teachers and other staff members have been accused of sharing test questions in advance with students, watching over their shoulders as they take tests to point out wrong answers and correcting their mistakes, all to inflate scores and satisfy federal and state mandates.
Sydney Wynne "Syd" Porter Jr., a noted physicist and radiation expert who was called to Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979 after an accident destroyed a reactor in what proved to be the nation's worst nuclear incident, died April 23 of lymphoma at a Haverford, Pa., nursing home.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Maryland doesn't currently require any kind of disclosure from outside groups seeking to influence elections, but legislation awaiting the governor's signature would put the state in the national vanguard for election transparency.
Nearly one out of four Marylanders who have tried to register to vote at a Motor Vehicle Administration office in the past four years has not been added to the voter rolls, according to state records obtained by The Sun.