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  • 'Girl Meets World': extra ham in next-gen sitcom

    Ready to feel old? Remember Cory and Topanga, the cute schoolkid characters from the long-running set-in-Philadelphia sitcom "Boy Meets World"? Well, they're all grown up (and still played by Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel), with kids of their own. In...
  • SOY helps more youths reach their potential

    SOY helps more youths reach their potential
    Because of the financial demands on his Costa Mesa family, which includes three younger sisters, Ricardo "Ricky" Herrera never thought he would have the money to attend college outside of Orange County. With the help of Save Our Youth, or SOY, a...
  • GUSD approves plan to address students' social, emotional needs

    When Glendale school officials approved a three-year plan last week to ensure students' academic success and prioritize the district's money, they also committed to the plan's robust focus on students' social and emotional needs. During the 2014-15...
  • In defense of Common Core [Editorial]

    In defense of Common Core  [Editorial]
    This fall, Maryland's public schools will start their second year under the Common Core Standards, and the controversy sparked by last year's rocky roll-out appears far from dying down. Parents, teachers, students and political leaders have all questioned...
  • 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....
  • Quakertown approves hub system to bus private school students

    The Quakertown School Board will move ahead with plans to create a hub bus system for its roughly 500 private and charter school students in the fall, despite two hours of public comment Thursday night that got heated at times. Parents of students...
  • Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director

    Edwin Cohen, educator and camp director
    Edwin Cohen, a retired public school, university and religious school educator and administrator who was also executive director of Camps Airy and Louise in Western Maryland for nearly three decades, died June 21 of complications after surgery at...
  • Revive shop class for a new generation

    "Shop class" suffers from a long-standing image problem. The skills training taught there are increasingly viewed as a relic and an unnecessary expense as high schools have shifted their focus to placing students in four-year colleges while working within...
  • Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground

    Teacher evaluation system is latest education battleground
    After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become the latest battleground in education across the nation. This past school year, Maryland's 60,000...
  • Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'

    Overcoming Racial Prejudice: 'Crucial Unfinished Business'
    When Glenn Cassis, a native New Yorker, enrolled at the University of Connecticut in 1969, he was one of about 400 students of color at the school that year — more than triple the number of African-American students previously enrolled. "It was...
  • Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives

    Project Concern: A School Busing Experiment That Changed Lives
    The voluntary busing program was pitched in 1966 as a two-year experiment for the underprivileged elementary school children of Hartford. "The initial reaction was fast and negative," the associate dean of the school of education at the University of...