| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Fremont Unified School District's superintendent has temporarily shelved a controversial ninth-grade health textbook after roughly 2,200 parents and residents took issue with its sexual bondage topics and other material, and demanded it be kept out of the...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The buying spree has continued for Jim Gissy, longtime right-hand man for time-share magnate David Siegel.
The vice president of sales and marketing at Westgate Resorts recently purchased the Golden Eagle Village shopping center at 2430 U.S. Highway...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:27 PM
That old axiom about three being a crowd is never truer than when two out of three are fighting.
Playing the neutral third party while your friends engage in all-out battle is exhausting and precarious. Handle it right and everyone's happy. Handle it...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Corporate criminal fraud. Tainted meat on the menu. Prying reporters pounding on the door.
Meet Jonathan Bernstein, crisis tamer.
Bernstein, a University of Maryland University College graduate, steps in to smother public meltdowns like a lid on a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:48 PM
Despite opposition from one of its board members, the Baltimore County school board approved a 10-year, $15.7 million contract Tuesday night for language arts textbooks.
The new textbook series published by McGraw-Hill Education is for grades one...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Google stole tech headlines this week with the unveiling of the Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7, but it made another important announcement that flew under the radar: Google Play Textbooks.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said it will...
| Dec 23, 2013
As we commence the annual ritual of pledging to be trimmer, thriftier, tidier and overall more disciplined human beings, consider adding another goal to the list of resolutions: riskier.
Whether it's reaching for Mount Everest or reaching for a...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 6:58 PM
The creator of the General Educational Development test, long the measure of high school equivalency for dropouts, has unveiled a revamped computer-only exam that has spurred competition from two other test providers letting students decide which format...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The Baltimore County Education Foundation put on the superintendent's annual "State of the Schools" address this month, a luncheon for hundreds at Martin's West in Windsor Mill during which Superintendent Dallas Dance highlighted successes and his plans...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:43 AM
The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland gave us an excellent window into the concerns that world leaders have about the global economy — particularly China's shadow banking system. But while the concerns may be legitimate, the expressed...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
For two years, Landis Wiedner watched a girlfriend settle for what she thought was an "awful" relationship.
"It always seemed like she was mothering him," Wiedner, 29, recalls. "And he would ditch her, or not show up to things." Her friend, who had...