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  • Renew sibling priority in magnets [Letter]

    Renew sibling priority in magnets [Letter]
    The Baltimore County Board of Education needs to restore sibling priority for kindergarten admission to magnet elementary schools. While the intentions of revoking sibling priority may have been good, the impact on Baltimore County families and on the...
  • In Megan Abbott's 'The Fever,' teen girls' panic is contagious

    In Megan Abbott's 'The Fever,' teen girls' panic is contagious
    Teen girls are treated with a surprising amount of dismissal and contempt, considering how many of us have been them at one time or another. It's widely understood that to compare a grown person to a teenage girl is an insult with specific connotations of...
  • Commentary: Recognize teachers in real, not artificial, ways

    May is "thank your local teacher" month. Consider that Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5 through 9, National Teacher Day is May 6 and California's Day of the Teacher is May 14. While it is nice to have one's vocation singled out, it would be nicer if...
  • Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions

    Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions
    With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children. Readying...
  • Facts about Sandra French

    Sandra H. French Age: 70 Occupation: Retired Educator Education: A.B. Mulhenberg College, English major with Education and Spanish minors Postgraduate work at Loyola College, 30 credits in English and Education Master's Equivalent Certificate:...
  • Retiring Arlington Heights superintendent reflects on her tenure

     Retiring Arlington Heights superintendent reflects on her tenure
    Superintendent Sarah Jerome leaves Arlington Heights School District 25 proud of her successes and aware of the strong criticism of her eight-year tenure. "I believe I gave the best I knew how to give," she said. "For those (critics), I really do hope...
  • Plainfield school district to sell land to Avery YMCA

    Plainfield school district to sell land to Avery YMCA
    Plainfield school officials Monday agreed to do something they likely wouldn't have thought of just a few years ago — sell off land earmarked for a future school. School board members agreed to sell 10.3 acres to the C.W. Avery YMCA for $1...
  • Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors

    Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors
    As the school year in Howard County came to a close last week, the Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade — an online education resource named...
  • Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]

    Sun's Howard County endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 9th District The 9th District senate seat is being vacated by Republican Allan Kittleman who is running to be Howard County executive. Current Republican...
  • Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes

    Learning Matters: Return to PTA emphasizes big changes
    Nearly 27 years have passed since our daughter started kindergarten at John Muir Elementary and I first served on the board of a PTA. The last time I held a PTA office was when our youngest was still in middle school, 10 years ago — until now....
  • Marie Parsons EllisMarch 1, 1919 - May 14, 2014

    Marie Parsons Ellis<br/>March 1, 1919 - May 14, 2014
    Marie Parsons Ellis, a 70 year resident of Burbank, died peacefully in her home on May 14, 2014, at the age of 95 with her friend Violet Mahoney at her side.  She was much loved and admired by her family, and will be dearly missed by all of us and by...