International students contribute about $40 billion to our economy annually, supporting 455,000 jobs. America hosts the most international students in the world. Given the current political climate in Washington toward immigrants and visitors, those students are beginning to look elsewhere.
Centennial High School graduates Clarissa Santori, 20, and Gary Tse, 18, filmed their Jeopardy episodes for the two-week tournament alongside 13 other contestants last month in Los Angeles. Quarterfinals began on Monday, with Santori's and Tse's episodes expected to air on WBFF-TV on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 17, respectively.
Peter C. Murrell Jr., an educational psychologist and a professor or urban education at Loyola University of Maryland where he was founding dean of the School of Education, died Oct. 25 of pancreatic cancer at his home in Boston. He was 63.
If we expand Job Corps by a factor of 25, we could re-educate millions of dropouts and save others from Freddie Gray's fate. We would offer a road to adulthood for young Americans who now don't see any road to a future that isn't about drugs, prison or dying in the street.
For a growing number of freshman applicants to universities in Maryland and across the country, it's a second chance – denied admission for the fall, they are offered a slot in the spring semester, often with conditions attached.
Peter Marvit, a 51-year-old scientist who sang with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society and sought to widen music education opportunities for city students, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital after he was shot near his Northeast Baltimore home last Monday night. He had been returning home from a choral rehearsal.
Students at the University of Maryland have launched a petition calling on the college to boot Chick-fil-A off the College Park campus, after the president of the fast food chain said he opposes gay marriage.