Even though Shakespeare’s Juliet might disagree, in today’s world the name given to a business, product or service can directly influence its success or failure. This can be true as well for a public institution such as a high school.
1954 was a notable year. The United States Supreme Court ruled in unanimous decision that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in the landmark case of Brown v Board of Education.
Still unconvinced higher education is driven by business interest rather than academic best interest of its students?
Getting ready for the arrival of a new baby can cost families hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars.
As I write this week’s column my son is on a plane back to New England College. His fall semester break went by so quickly I felt sad to see him leave. However, as I watched this young scholar stride ...
It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.
Between 1892 and 1934, millions of Eastern European immigrants poured through the port of New York’s Ellis Island.
Tyler Cowen, one of the world’s most influential economists has written a new book titled “Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of Great Stagnation.” In his bestseller, Cowen explains why people with a mediocre education and no skills ...
The news is not good for young people with a four-year degree: roughly 284,000 college grads are working minimum wage jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. If you live in a city like Baltimore, it is easy to recognize when an adult is drunk or high on drugs. While many of these adults are struggling to ...
Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier.
Julvette P. began abusing drugs at the age of 13. For the next 20 years her life spun out of control, fueled by illegal drugs and alcohol. She cannot remember what put her on the path to self-destruction nor does ...
Many years ago I saw George Duke in concert at the old Painter Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Maryland. I
Drumming on the beach, moving in time with junkanu dancers and eating heaping plates of mashed plantain soaked in coconut stew -- more than likely these aren't the experiences you imagine while planning a trip to Belize.
This week’s column reminds me of those grade school writing assignments that asked me to compose an essay on how I spent summer vacation.