| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:57 AM
I am writing to express my utter dismay at the redistricting plan to move half of the Clemens Crossing feed out of Wilde Lake Middle School, despite plans for a building expansion the following year. Wilde Lake Middle School is fed by two Title I...
| Sep 19, 2013
I used to be afraid of the Common Core, a national effort to align public school curriculum goals across state lines and provide better tools for measuring what students are learning. I feared the new standards would lead to my students failing and that I...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:17 AM
A transgender teen is making history at Marina High School in Huntington Beach after she was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for homecoming queen.
Cassidy Lynn Campbell was born Lance Campbell, but has been living as a woman for the last three...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
The first weekend of action for public school teams didn’t bring many surprises, with most of the top teams involved in very close games.
Only seven of The Baltimore Sun’s Top 15 teams emerged from the weekend undefeated and only four were...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The first week of public school football was a tough one for teams not in the Top 5 and even a couple of those had to come from behind – No. 2 River Hill against Glenelg and No. 4 Old Mill against Broadneck. Only one public school team outside the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Last winter when Milford Mill football coach Reggie White started thinking about teams he might schedule for the 2013 season opener, he first considered such powerhouses as Class 4A state champion Henry A. Wise or Maryland Interscholastic Athletic...
| Aug 22, 2013
I have been reading with great interest state Comptroller Peter Franchot's argument that schools should start after Labor Day ("Post-Labor Day school start pushed as economic benefit," Aug. 15).
While I usually agree with him on economic matters, in...
| Aug 22, 2013
The report by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on the economic benefits to Maryland from a post-Labor Day school start deserves far more respect, attention and consideration than given to it in a recent editorial in The Sun ("One week and counting,"...
| Aug 21, 2013
As I read The Sun's editorial, "One week and counting" (Aug. 19), I was disappointed with how disconnected it seemed with the conversations I've had with countless families and small business owners about a post-Labor Day start to the public school...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Hereford football coach Steve Turnbaugh didn't mind dropping from Class 3A to 2A this fall. His Bulls get away from their toughest Baltimore County rivals, Franklin and Milford Mill, but that doesn't exactly clear their path to the state tournament.