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Brown, Gansler focus on early education
BY Marc Shapiro and Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Two gubernatorial candidates last week turned their attention to Maryland’s education achievement gap and early childhood education. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday unveiled his Running Start Maryland program, which would pave the way for universal pre-kindergarten. Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler held a round-table discussion at Loyola University about Maryland’s achievement gap. If CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
October 17, 2013

When she learned the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Conference was to be held in Baltimore, a light went on in Shoshana Harris’ head. Harris, who sings in Beth Israel Congregation’s choir, Shirat HaLev, as well as Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s a cappella choir, Kol Rinah, thought the conference presented a great opportunity for singers CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
October 17, 2013

Actor and comedian Richard Kind, prominent local volunteer Shirley Cohen and Israeli Defense Forces lone soldier Risa Kelemer will highlight the fifth annual Friends of the IDF Gala on Oct. 29. For the Midatlantic chapter of the FIDF, this year’s event is especially exciting. In addition to being the first time the chapter will include CONTINUE »

BY Laura Catherine Hermoza
October 17, 2013

Krieger Schechter Day School was recently selected as one of four schools in the nation to pioneer in Tamritz’s digital badge-based learning network. Through project-based learning, teacher-as-coach instruction and incorporating modern technological trends, this innovative educational approach is gaining popularity worldwide. “I was inspired by the Mozilla Foundation’s open badges work and by hearing about CONTINUE »

October 12, 2013

At 3:49 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Cronridge Dr and Cronhill Dr in Owings Mills for a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered a single vehicle that was on fire. The initial investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team has indicated that CONTINUE »