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  • New U.S. history curriculum sparks education battle of 2014

    To improve the Advanced Placement class for U.S. history, some of the best and brightest history scholars in the country worked for six years on a new curriculum.
  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours....

    Carol A. MacPhail, educator

    Carol A. MacPhail, educator
    Carol A. MacPhail, who had been an administrator and art teacher at Friends School and Bryn Mawr School, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 71. The daughter of Norbert Albert Witt, who had been president of Noxell, and...

    Use mercenaries to fight ISIS? [Commentary]

    Use mercenaries to fight ISIS? [Commentary]
    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself....

    Scarecrows wanted for annual contest and expo

    Scarecrows wanted for annual contest and expo
    The sixth annual Scarecrow Expo and Build-Off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 during the Leesburg Saturday Morning Market at Towne Square on Main Street. Scarecrows can be created at the event or taken to the event already built by noon Oct....