| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The welcome lifting of the federal consent decree on Baltimore City Public Schools does not mean all is well for students with disabilities in Baltimore and Maryland — far from it. Yet, the General Assembly rarely pays any attention to the fact that...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:47 PM
Kansas parents are pushing lawmakers to consider a bill that would help dyslexics and identify students struggling to read.
The move comes the same day a new literacy report finds Kansas communities are not among the nation's best.
| Jan 20, 2013
| 5:29 PM
In its second year awarding grants, the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County gave 11 nonprofit organizations nearly $36,000 in 2012 to help women and girls in the county.
Four thousand dollars went to the local Arc chapter to help single parents; $2,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 7:39 AM
Marlon Wayans wrings every last down-and-dirty giggle out of a single joke in "A Haunted House," his return to "Scary Movie" territory, in truth if not by contract.
He's no longer involved in that series, so he limited himself to making fun not of every...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 12:00 PM
In his recent commentary, Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, highlighted the need to transform our schools into "21st century learning environments" ("A way forward for county schools," Jan. 9). I wholeheartedly agree that...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Cara G. Becker, a Towson University student and entrepreneur whose spirit of volunteering began in her childhood, died Monday of leukemia at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Towson resident was 21.
"In her young life, Cara Becker touched so many people,...
| Dec 15, 2012
What do you wear to visit a psychic?
I pondered the question as I stood in the mirror, practicing my poker face.
Would she see through my Uggs to my mismatched socks? Will she know that I dug these jeans from the bottom of my hamper?
I'd made an...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Patti Smith has a soft spot for Baltimore, dating back to the early '80s, when she and her husband would visit the city for soft-shell crabs and beer.
These days, she "hardly ever" gets to play in Charm City, so when her current tour gave her a day off...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters
Starts Nov. 30, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org.
The art photographer Gregory Crewdson makes some of the most elaborate and expensive-to-produce pictures in the world....
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:59 PM
A former school instructor turned himself in Tuesday afternoon, after he was accused of child molest.
The Monroe County Sheriff's office began its investigation nearly two months ago. On Oct. 12, a 7-year-old girl said her instructor touched her...