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  • Common sense on Common Core [Editorial]

    As has long been his practice, Del. Pat McDonough, who represents Western Harford in the Maryland House of Delegates, recently made some rather prescient observations about education policy in Maryland and across the U.S. and then took the opportunity...
  • College athletes should not be paid

     College athletes should not be paid
    In "A new day for athletes" (Oct. 30), Paul Marx demonstrates an embarrassing lack of knowledge and research about his subject. The graduation rate by 2011 for all freshmen entering at all U.S. colleges and universities in 2005 was 59 percent, 61...
  • U.S. government investigating sexual abuse at USC

    U.S. government investigating sexual abuse at USC
    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating USC for failing to properly investigate claims of rape and sexual assault, officials said Monday. The case is the latest in a series of investigations looking at sexual assault allegations at colleges...
  • Education leaders call for moratorium on testing

    Education leaders call for moratorium on testing
    A number of education leaders are calling for a moratorium on annual student assessments until Maryland switches to tests that match a new curriculum being implemented in classrooms. The state teachers union and school superintendents association said...
  • State attorney general probes San Diego company's for-profit colleges

    State attorney general probes San Diego company's for-profit colleges
    As part of a wider investigation into for-profit and online colleges, the California attorney general on Wednesday moved to obtain potential evidence about the telemarketing, enrollment and financial practices of two schools owned by a San Diego company....
  • Rising Student Loan Costs A Bad Deal For The Nation

    For generations, there has been a tried and true way for parents to help their children get ahead: investing in their education. Along the way, we learned that the same formula works for society as well. Make public investments in education — be...
  • Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines

    Lack of tutoring services contributed to MSA score declines
    In response to your July 23rd article, "State test scores decline significantly," the writers lament the lower student test scores in comparison to last year, particularly in math. Much of the blame is attributed to a change in curriculum to conform to...
  • Chart: Florida college costs vs. the nation

    $7,136 – national average for public university tuition and fees in 2010-11 (in-state tuition) $3,720 – Florida average for public university tuition and fees in 2010-11 (in-state tuition) $19,242 – Florida average for private...
  • Selig wants ODU to be part of NCAA football change

    Selig wants ODU to be part of NCAA football change
    Old Dominion's athletic program just joined the high-rollers' table at The Bellagio. Alabama is there. Texas, Ohio State and LSU as well. But how will the Monarchs respond when, before the first hand is played, the big dogs up the ante? Make no mistake,...
  • Black colleges to lose students after federal loan changes

    Black colleges to lose students after federal loan changes
    Morgan State University is trying to raise $300,000 in donations by the end of the month to give 300 undergraduates emergency scholarships — the result of tighter lending standards that have hit historically black colleges and universities...
  • Burb's Eye View: A safety brush-up for the cellphone generation

     Burb's Eye View: A safety brush-up for the cellphone generation
    With the last bag of laundry successfully removed from my parents' car, we took one more trip up the steps to my new dorm. My father, mother and I silently looked around the room. It was getting late in the afternoon. I suggested they could stay a...