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  • Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance

    Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance
    Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people. After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....
  • Marriotts Ridge High School student named Presidential Scholar

    Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement. The Ellicott City resident, who...
  • How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation

    How I Made It: Anita L. DeFrantz, president of the LA84 Foundation
    The gig: Olympic medalist Anita L. DeFrantz, 61, is president and a director of the LA84 Foundation, the charitable organization that runs off an endowment of surplus funds from the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In the three decades since those games, LA84...
  • Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores

    Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores
    A new study out of USC and the University of Pennsylvania finds that value-added measurements — a way of using student test scores to evaluate teacher performance — aren't a very good way of judging teacher quality. This isn't the first...
  • Berkshire Hathaway brings brokerage service to Maryland

    Berkshire Hathaway brings brokerage service to Maryland
    There will be fewer of the familiar blue-and-white Prudential signs marking homes for sale across the Baltimore region next month as some are replaced with plum-colored signs bearing another storied name. Berkshire Hathaway, the company headed by...
  • At Howard County Chinese School, a celebration of culture and roots

    At Howard County Chinese School, a celebration of culture and roots
    As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round. Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
  • Supreme Court Gives New Life to 'Raging Bull' Rights Case

    The Supreme Court has given new life to a woman's claim that her father's collaboration with Jake LaMotta produced the story that became MGM's "Raging Bull," the 1980 classic starring Robert DeNiro. Paula Petrella will be able to proceed with her case...
  • For the record

    Mansionization: An article in the May 5 Section A about "mansionization" in some L.A. neighborhoods identified Daniel Bibawi as an architect. Bibawi said he is a principal with the firm Southern California Architects, but is not a licensed architect....
  • South Whitehall man beats disease, earns two degrees

    I didn't know what to expect from Nick Sandercock. All I knew is that he'd had his colon removed in a radical cure for a tormenting disease, and was going to graduate Lehigh Carbon Community College and the University of Pennsylvania in the same month....
  • Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education

    Milken conference: Technology innovations poised to change education
    Innovations in technology are poised to upend how students learn and the way educational institutions impart knowledge to people around the world, according to panelists at the Milken Institute Global Conference. The Internet and access to computers...
  • School funding falls short for city gifted programs

    School funding falls short for city gifted programs
    Darius Johnson says he's just an ordinary student, presented with an educational opportunity in his freshman year of high school that led him to extraordinary choices: Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Duke, Princeton, Harvard, Cornell, Stanford and Washington...