| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Baltimore County classrooms would have about 100 more teachers next school year under a budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Superintendent Dallas Dance.
In his first spending plan since taking the post, Dance presented a $1.3 billion operating budget...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:45 PM
County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Tuesday reiterated a familiar theme in stating that his top priority for the 2013 General Assembly session, which opens tomorrow in Annapolis, will be funding for education.
But Kamenetz also named legislation...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Dallas Dance has been superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools for less than half an academic year, but he is proving himself a quick study. The $1.3 billion budget he has proposed for the next fiscal year strikes the kind of balance that...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Regarding letter writer Bruce R. Knauff's complaint that coverage of Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' retirement has been excessive, every debate has two sides ("Enough about Ray Lewis," Jan. 8).
Mr. Knauff suggested that The Sun would better serve its...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A Texas judge has ruled that a student's religious freedom is not violated by her high school's requirement that all students wear ID cards with embedded chips.
Her claim — that the ID card bore "the mark of the beast" referenced in the Book of...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
As a high school teacher who has experienced the horror of a school shooting first hand, I take exception to Susan Reimer's column about Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Newtown, Conn., school gunman ("Nancy Lanza, Newtown's forgotten victim," Dec. 23)....
| Jan 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The horrific tragedy in Connecticut has triggered a justifiable groundswell of support for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. I fully agree with such a ban. As a state senator, I was the chief sponsor and floor leader of the ban on semi-automatic pistols in...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:06 AM
As the nation continues this week to deal with the grief and heartache left behind by the murder of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, let there also be a moment set aside for exultation. Let a banner be raised for the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Memo to the U.S. Senate: A couple of your members have suggested that we need a national commission to study mass shootings in this country. Not necessary. You can find what you need in support of new firearms regulation right here in Baltimore.
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Good to her word, Lady Gaga has sent along a package of gifts to Daniel Borowy, the teenager shot on the first day of school at Perry Hall High School.
After the shooting, a grass-roots campaign attempted to catch Lady Gaga's attention -- with hopes that...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Children clutching onto each other as they are hustled out of an elementary school. Parents weeping together in a school parking lot, police cars and ambulances flashing behind them. Police brandishing machine guns racing to a school.
While the images...