| Jan 9, 2013
In this era of high-stakes testing, recess has taken a back seat to more scholarly pursuits. But don't be so quick to dismiss the value of downtime, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The organization began studying the importance of...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment.
"We consider it essentially the child's...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Michael Moses Tarpeh allegedly went on a cross-country crime spree that included incidents of theft, sexual assault and attempted carjacking, many of them near college campuses where Tarpeh, 23, can blend in. Recently, he partied with some UConn...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Amanda Belichick followed in the footsteps of her father, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, by attending Wesleyan University. She's continuing to follow in his footsteps with the pursuit of a coaching career -- which will continue at Wesleyan.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:44 AM
At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University.
That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
People who grow up with lots of siblings are more likely to marry -- and to stay married -- than are only children or those who grew up with one or two siblings, a new study has found.
Those of us who grew up in big families may get more practice...
| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Special education expert
Barbara Rossier, a special education expert who became one of the namesakes of USC's school of education after she and her husband pledged $20 million to it, died Sunday, the university announced. A resident of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...