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  • Robert V. 'Bobby' Shriver Jr.

    Robert V. 'Bobby' Shriver Jr.
    Robert V."Bobby" Shriver Jr., whose lifelong struggle with Down syndrome and determination to live a normal life was an inspiration to all who knew him, died Friday of a pulmonary embolism at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
  • Former Towson president still inspiring, serving campus despite terminal cancer

    Former Towson president still inspiring, serving campus despite terminal cancer
    Maravene Loeschke's bucket list is much the same at the twilight of life as it has been all her life. Doctors have given the former Towson University president a harrowing prognosis: The 68-year-old could live another two weeks to two years. The adrenal...

    As new school assessments begin, Hogan and legislators weigh the issue of testing

    As new school assessments begin, Hogan and legislators weigh the issue of testing
    As 71,000 Maryland public school students begin taking new tests aligned with the Common Core standards this week, a small group of parents, legislators and advocates are pushing to scale back or eliminate some testing. And one state legislator is...

    James L. Tucker Jr.

    James L. Tucker Jr.
    James L. "Jay" Tucker, a retired state education coordinator recalled as a visionary who brought the arts into school systems and classrooms, died of lung disease Jan. 22 at Gilchrist Hospice. The Fells Point resident was 70. "We became the first...

    Maryland slips from first to third in national education ranking

    Maryland slips from first to third in national education ranking
    Maryland fell from its perch as the No. 1 state in public education on Thursday, but the shove came from a change in the ranking criteria, not from any slide in performance. Education Week, the national newspaper that ranks state education systems based...