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  • Lifting a burden from special ed parents

    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 special education isn't nearly special enough. Hopefully that will change. Pending legislation gives lawmakers a chance to at least take a small step to improve the education of students with disabilities.
  • King's Easter epistle on civil disobedience

    King's Easter epistle on civil disobedience
    This year is the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s decision to violate an injunction forbidding him to pray, sing or march in public in Birmingham, Ala. On Good Friday 1963 (which fell on April 12 that year), King led a march from...

    Fall book preview

    Fall book preview
    It's tempting, looking at the fall's books, to think of this as a political season. Dick Cheney got it started with "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," and in November we'll see a different (and perhaps conflicting?) take when Condoleezza...

    Hansen: Coloring Jesus outside the lines

    When some students at Top of the World Elementary School finish for the day, they will stay for an after-school program called Good News Bible Club and learn about Jesus. It may even be in their same classroom. The program is offered to first- through...

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies

    Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies
    Charles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...