Havre de Grace won't be the only happening spot in Harford County this weekend. Events are planned throughout Harford, beginning with First Fridays in Bel Air and Havre de Grace, an American Civil War Day at Southampton Middle School, a 5K benefit run at Harford Community College and a handful of high school plays.
Responding to complaints that universities have fallen short in policing sexual misconduct, the White House on Tuesday announced a series of measures intended to pressure college officials to step up efforts to combat rape and assaults on campus.
By By Carrie Wells and John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun
Now, it is time for colleges and universities to strengthen their investment in the competitive currency of their degrees. They must integrate study abroad fully into the curriculum, and they must provide financial aid to expand the number of participating students.
A major shift in education was set to begin in Maryland on the first day of school last year, and Baltimore County elementary teachers were anticipating a "world-class" curriculum, promised by their new superintendent.
If teens ran the world — or at least Anne Arundel County government — there would be no problems building cellphone towers at schools. In a mock county council meeting this week, high school students unanimously voted down a bill that would have banned the towers.
While no standardized test can ever truly measure all that a child has learned or can do, the new Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) represents a vast improvement over the Maryland School Assessments (MSA). Both teachers and students are ready for this welcome shift.
The River Hill choir participated recently in the World Strides Heritage Festival at George Mason University along with students throughout the region from North Carolina to New York. Under the leadership of music teacher/choral director Amy T. Hairston, the students performed masterfully.
Lynne Douglas stood frozen some 100 yards shy of the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the second bomb exploded, bringing the race to an abrupt and chaotic end. Like dozens of other Maryland runners, she shares a desire to create a new memory in place of the images of fallen runners, rising smoke and utter panic that gripped last year's event.
The number of white graduates is now declining steadily and will continue to do so for some time to come. During. The challenge for many campuses now will be to change from becoming more exclusive to becoming more accessible to increase educational attainment among low-income and first-generation college-going students. This will not be easy.
School Superintendent Renee Foose said would not want the public to respond to the Howard County Education Association's (HCEA) job actions over our stalled salary and workload negotiations by thinking "that teachers are being greedy." I agree with Dr. Foose, because greedy is the last word that comes to mind. Frustrated, disrespected, disappointed — yes; greedy — no.
Alex Stoller's apartment on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park is a melting pot of six roommates from diverse backgrounds – three of whom happen to be men and three of whom happen to be women.
Maryland home education policy needs to be updated to give it more flexibility, to the benefit of all students. Current policy requires that students take either all of their classes or none of them at public school, which means homeschool students like myself cannot enroll in the public school classes that our parents have paid for in taxes.
For Maribel Mendez, who came to the U.S. from Mexico 20 years ago, communicating with English speakers has been a challenge. Mendez and her husband, Alejandro, lived in a Hispanic community in Chicago where they were able to communicate with others in Spanish.
The body overseeing all higher education in Maryland unveiled a new, four-year plan Wednesday intended to address the growing reality that college students are now more likely to be poorer, first-generation, working full-time or in need of remedial education.