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  • 'Orange Is the New Black' author talks about today's Big Change Baltimore event

    'Orange Is the New Black' author talks about today's Big Change Baltimore event
    Piper Kerman, author of "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison," will be one of the featured speakers at the Big Change Baltimore forum from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today at Center Stage, 700 North Calvert St. Her book has been adapted into a Netflix series for which she is a consultant. She and Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times and now editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project, will be appearing together at today’s event, which is presented by Open Society Institute-Baltimore. Other speakers include professor and author Ian Haney Lopez, UMBC president Freeman A. Hrabowski and actress Maria Broom.
  • Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]

    Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]
    The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...

    A local war on poverty [Commentary]

    A local war on poverty [Commentary]
    This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. … It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest nation on...

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]
    Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments. But much more progress is needed,...