| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Fresh off her victory over childhood obesity, Michelle Obama has declared a new national goal to increase the percentage of low-income Americans in college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, just 52 percent of the poor attend...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:38 PM
The Hampton Roads writing community is mourning the loss of local poet and educator Hollis E. Pruitt who died on April 14.
Pruitt, a native of Mississippi but long-time Hampton Roads resident, served in the U.S. Army and earned a bachelor's degree in...
| Oct 14, 2012
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To meet Gilbert Stuart's "George Washington," Norman Rockwell's "Rosie the Riveter," Andy Warhol's "Dolly Parton" and hundreds of other artworks less famous and more subtle, first fly to XNA.
That's right, Northwest Arkansas...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Barely 24 hours after the Penn State board of trustees pledged to launch "a full and complete investigation" into the child sex abuse scandal engulfing the university's fabled football team, the school's president and legendary coach were out.
| May 31, 2011
GLENDALE — At a glance, the evening practices that have occupied Stengel Field recently resemble any other that typically take place on the venerable field, which is home to high school and junior college baseball contests throughout the year....
| Jun 8, 2011
| 1:25 PM
We’re a nation of consumers. I am fascinated by the number of products that appeal to our senses because of their names. Names like “energy bar” or “sports drink.” The names alone suggest we may need them if we want to...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Two women who started their educational paths in La Cañada Flintridge, Lauren Poindexter and Elizabeth Gilliam, are in the same class at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Va. and recently participated in the “White Coat”...
| Jan 11, 2012
Former head of NAACP's L.A. chapter
Geraldine Washington, 81, an educator and civil rights activist who led the Los Angeles chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People for 14 years, died of natural causes...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:55 PM
This is National School Choice Week, an occasion that always makes me think back to 1976, when as a writer for my high school paper, I interviewed retiring Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joshua Wheeler. I asked Mr. Wheeler why our schools didn'...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:46 PM
A man will lead Notre Dame of Maryland University for the first time in its 116-year history, after the board of trustees announced Thursday its unanimous choice of James Conneely as the institution's next president.
"It's a boy!" said board chairwoman...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:36 PM
Dinah K. Faber, a writer, photographer and historian who was known as "the Booth Lady" for her preservation work on Tudor Hall, the Harford County home of the famous Booth family, died Sunday of colon cancer at her Colby, Kan., home.
She was 62.