| Nov 3, 2013
| 1:30 AM
Several times a week she drives to her mother's house, trudges down to the basement and carries up drums, violins, a trumpet, easels, paints, brushes and art supplies. Then she loads them in her subcompact and heads off to a Detroit school -- where she...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 6:43 AM
It's hard to exaggerate just how much of an accomplishment it was for the Harford Tech girls soccer team to beat C. Milton Wright two weeks ago to win the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference championship.
Most definitely both teams were evenly...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The setting made for an ideal before-and-after illustration.
On the left was an aging, rustic and weathered building that once housed Linwood School, an Ellicott City facility providing programs and services for students with autism and related...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015.
Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
| Nov 24, 2013
Jerry Neugarten can make you care about chess even if you don't know a pawn from a rook.
"It's a wonderful battle game," he said when I met him last weekend at a citywide chess tournament for grade school kids, "the most beautiful battle game of all...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:47 AM
StudentsFirst, the education advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, said today it is "ramping up" its work in Florida by adding new staff members. In the past two years, the group pushed hard, and ultimately unsuccessfully, for state lawmakers to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Like father, like son
Sacred Heart-Griffin coach Ken Leonard, whose class came shining through his school's charitable efforts toward Washington last week, and his son Derek both will be coaching for state championships this weekend. Derek Leonard's...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas as his Democratic running mate for next year's election.
Vallas, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2002 against Rod Blagojevich, fills...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:24 AM
At the Shad Plank, we're always particularly intrigued when politicians want to get personal, and talk about how the experiences they share with most of us have shaped their politics. So we thought we're share highlights from a heartfelt and highly...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Republican governor candidate Kirk Dillard criticized Chicago Democrats’ control of state government Sunday and said geographic and partisan balance is needed to make sure all parts of Illinois are treated equally.
Dillard, a state senator from...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Some political commentators are dancing on what they believe to be the grave of the Republican Party, claiming that the only way the GOP can have a viable future is for them to behave like Democrats.
Last weekend, National Review magazine sponsored a...