| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:21 PM
I am one of the African American males who, according to The National Academy of Education, make up less than 2 percent of the nation's public school teachers.
It's a statistic that came out just a few months after CNN reported that black male...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I support of letter writer Claudia Diamond's idea that new lawyer applicants in Maryland should be required to perform a set number of pro bono volunteer hours before being awarded a license to practice ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7)
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Claudia Diamond must have been one of the fortunate few law school graduates who had the benefit of a significant scholarship or finished her education with no significant debt to repay ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7). And if she ever provided...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:06 PM
As a freshman at Cal State San Marcos, Cipriano Vargas' grades were so low, his part-time job waiting tables so consuming and his home life with eight siblings so chaotic that he was on the verge of dropping out.
The first-generation college student and...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Gertrude A. "Trudy" Mugele, a homemaker and former administrative assistant who instilled in her children the enduring value of a good education, died Oct. 24 of heart failure at her Lutherville home. She was 90.
The daughter of Francis and Bronislava...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:46 PM
Richard Stem left Westminster High School before graduation to join the military at the start of World War II, and he never returned to pick up his diploma. Now, the 93-year-old is set to become one of the earliest graduates of the class of 2014.
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Students in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 may be able to earn their diplomas in less than four years under a change the school board is considering.
The board is looking at how it can allow students at Hinsdale South and Hinsdale Central...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Last week, more than 1,500 people — most of them recent law school graduates — found out whether they passed the Maryland Bar Examination, a grueling, two-day test designed to assess the taker's readiness to enter the marketplace and become...
| Sep 27, 2013
Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man.
Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Long before they became famous, many celebrated figures had close links to Hampton Roads.
Here are a dozen who made their names in film, art, literature, song, military history and other fields after living or visiting here.
Glenn Close. The three-...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:02 AM
With a child going to college in the fall of 2015, there are so many decisions that we have to make: big school or small? Stay in state or go farther away? Dorm or apartment?
But another important decision -- how much should our son pay toward the...