| 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
When Annapolis High School senior Aidee Serrano was struggling to learn both English and Spanish while in elementary and middle school, her mother Elsa always lent a hand with homework — even though she spoke little English herself.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Colleges are opening their doors a little wider, no longer requiring new students to have certain skill levels in reading, writing and math.
Starting in January, students who have graduated from a Florida high school in recent years can skip non-...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
A guy from Darien named Paul Streitz thinks the only way to solve the $1.1 trillion (that's right, trillion) crisis over college student debt is to get radical.
He's launched an online petition drive to force Congress to get off its collective ass and...
| Sep 22, 2013
Five years ago, the future looked bright for Janet Barker and her family.
The eighth-grade English teacher had a secure job with annual raises. Her younger daughter was excited to be starting at UC Santa Cruz. Her divorce was about to be finalized,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In a packed pub in midtown Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is surrounded on three sides by people clamoring for his attention.
He spins one way and pours a shot of vodka into a glass, then turns around and wedges a lime into a bottle of Corona, pushing it...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Aileen W. Tobin, who worked for nearly three decades at the Aberdeen Proving Ground's Ordnance Center and School and earlier had conducted research in the field of early reading in children, died Aug. 26 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 6:12 PM
College students seeking a more well-rounded education could soon see flatter wallets.
The state has changed the rules on how much it charges for a public education and has placed stiff penalties on those taking excessive credit hours.
A law passed in...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:56 AM
The University of Central Florida will get more than $2.6 million in performance funding this year under a new legislative plan state university leaders call far from perfect.
UCF and the University of South Florida are to get the two largest slices--...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Army Cadet Putu Zinnah graduated from the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Leader Development and Assessment course, known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Takoma, Wash. A student at Virginia Commonwealth University, in...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Perhaps Lisa Taylor could have used her physics degree to work for Boeing, SpaceX, but the 24-year-old opted to become a teacher.
Even after graduating from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2011, she continued hearing form top-notch...