| Aug 13, 2012
| 2:58 PM
It’s not just the first day of school for the 9th graders at Helen Cox's Algebra 1 class, their teacher is experiencing his first day as well. Brandon Rapp is a Yale graduate with a degree in chemical engineering but because of Teach for America he...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 6:47 AM
When Marylanders cast their ballots on Election Day, they said "yes, you can" to same-sex couples who want to get married, to young people whose families immigrated here illegally and who hope to receive in-state tuition, and to casino operators who...
| Nov 17, 2012
During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery.
She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view,...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:43 PM
State Sen. Bill Ferguson, an alumnus of the Teach for America program, was helping former student Antuan Gladden through the process of applying for a job when Gladden's brother, a Navy sailor named Alonzo, was gunned down in front of a relative's home. ...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
She wanted his advice on how she would spend the second half of her junior year overseas while staying on track to earn a bachelor's degree in...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:52 PM
Teach for America -- a nonprofit organization that places college graduates, professionals and others without traditional teaching degrees in schools -- has been touted for its success in bringing talented people into the field of education.
But in the...