| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:45 AM
In the public libraries of Seattle (as in most public libraries), patrons are not allowed to eat or sleep (or even appear to be sleeping) or be shirtless or barefoot or have bad body odor or talk too loudly — because other patrons might be...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va.
No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A star lacrosse player turned the world topsy-turvy Tuesday for a group of dyslexic middle schoolers.
"It may be difficult for you guys to understand now, but a learning disability can be a gift," Paul Rabil told a gathering of about 100 students at the...
| Jul 25, 2013
Yesterday I had my first texting session with my son.
This may not seem like a big deal for most parents, but it was a hugely enlightening experience for me.
My son, 10, has reading and writing learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia,...
| Aug 28, 2013
For Mollie Aeder to meet her educational needs, she had to attend a boarding school six hours away in Michigan, her parents said. The couple wanted a high school wholly dedicated to teaching students with learning disabilities like their 14-year-old's...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Noah's Ark Academic Tutoring, Inc. in Jarrettsville celebrated its 16th business anniversary on June 1.
The tutoring establishment was founded by and continues to be operated by Michelle L. Hoppe of Norrisville.
Academic tutoring services are...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:00 AM
You have to remember that most journalism is done on the fly.
Language Log has a post today on selective (and distorted) quotation in news stories. Here is some speculation from the post:
"The journalist knows what (s)he wants to write, and what sort...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the wake of the departure of Andrés Alonso, a commanding CEO for the past six years, Baltimore City school bells may be ringing a different tune this year. And listeners will be wondering: Will his bold legacy last?
His best-known institutional...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Ashley believes news is all about real people and that's why she takes great pride in telling stories about people in her hometown.
Ashley was born and raised in Springfield. She was bitten by the journalism bug while taking media classes at...
| Jul 19, 2013
Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, head of the Summit School in Edgewater, will present a discussion on the history, diagnosis and defining differences, and plan of educational action for those with dyslexia from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday,...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:59 PM
Dr. Theodore H. Kaiser, a pediatrician and psychiatrist who was the founder and director of the division of child psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, died Aug. 5 of a heart attack while vacationing in Bethany Beach, Del. The longtime...