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  • Letters: Too small and too fast

    An annual event has begun. I am referring to the yearly distribution of telephone directories, which are left at your doorstep by multiple sources. The directories generally are useless because the type is so small. I have an age-related vision problem,...
  • Teach for America coming to Orange schools next fall

    Teach for America coming to Orange schools next fall
    Up to 50 recent graduates of top colleges will teach in Orange County classrooms next fall under a plan to bring Teach for America to Central Florida. The district plans to use the teachers, many of whom don't have education degrees, at about 20 high-...
  • Orange board approves Teach for America despite teacher protest

    Orange board approves Teach for America despite teacher protest
    Despite urgings to reconsider from a group of teachers, the Orange County School Board on Tuesday moved ahead on an agreement to fill up to 50 classroom jobs with Teach for America recruits next fall. "It will add some additional energy and talent to...
  • Answering The Call Through National Service

    Answering The Call Through National Service
    At Thanksgiving, Americans think about the spirit of community that animates the country at its best. But in a year characterized by so much political and racial discord, you have to wonder whether the communal quilt is fraying at the edges. Here's an...
  • Foley's Charitable Contributions Over 4 Years: $350,000

    Foley's Charitable Contributions Over 4 Years: $350,000
    Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley and his wife, Leslie Fahrenkopf Foley, donated more than $350,000 to charity over the past four years, with most of it going to Harvard College and Harvard Business School, according to publicly available tax...
  • Connecting city kids to health care careers

    Connecting city kids to health care careers
    Trevor entered my 11th grade Baltimore biology class without a strong science background. He didn't know what the heart did, what cells were or why DNA was important. Yet two months later, he wrote one of the best essays in the class comparing...
  • Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says

     Should L.A. schools be run like businesses? Here's what new UTLA chief Alex Caputo-Pearl says
    It's a funny world, and a small one. Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new head of United Teachers Los Angeles, went to school in the same Maryland school district where John Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, was once superintendent....
  • Keeping Baltimore afloat

    Keeping Baltimore afloat
    When my daughter was a freshman in high school, she shared a particularly uplifting experience from history class one day. In the middle of a lesson, a senior barged into the classroom with tears in his eyes and handed the teacher a letter. A smile spread...
  • Five Questions for banking industry veteran Scott Wilfong

    Five Questions for banking industry veteran Scott Wilfong
    Banking industry veteran and native Baltimorean Scott Wilfong got involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation to help improve lives in some of East Baltimore's neediest neighborhoods, including Perkins Homes, the Fayette Street corridor and McElderry...
  • A looming crisis in caregiving [Commentary]

    My stay-at-home mom cared for her father for nearly two years until his increasing dementia and the demands of a young family became too much for her. Fortunately, there was a plain, clean, affordable facility staffed by kind souls nearby. My turn at...
  • Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]

    Summer jobs prepare the next generation [Commentary]
    I landed my first summer job when I was 16. The qualifications were straightforward — possess strong decision-making skills, the ability to negotiate and compromise with colleagues, and the strength to maintain a calm demeanor in the face of...