Her geometry class cheered her. The assistant principal at Takoma Park Middle School called her a star. Many wanted to know what Sarah Manchester would do with her newfound wealth, but most seemed pretty sure she would not give up teaching.Read full article >>
The chief financial officer for the Prince George’s County school system and his wife, who works for the school district as an internal auditor, resigned Monday, just days after school officials learned that Maryland state investigators had found them responsible for insurance fraud.Read full article >>
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police on Monday released a “wanted” poster seeking the man who was with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham immediately before she disappeared last week because they hope to speak with him about his interactions with Graham in the early morning hours of Sept. 13.Read full article >>
A 22-year-old Rutgers University student hiking at a nature preserve not far from New York was attacked and killed by a bear Sunday, making him the second Rutgers student to die over the weekend.
Darsh Patel and four other men, all of Edison, N.J., were hiking in Apshawa Preserve in West Milford Township, about an hour west of Manhattan, when they ran into the black bear, according to West Milford police.Read full article >>
A record number of homeless children and teens were enrolled in public school last year, according to data released Monday by the federal government.
Elementary and secondary schools reported that 1.3 million students were homeless during the 2012-2013 year, an 8 percent jump from the prior year.Read full article >>
Have you ever watched the popular television comedy called “The Big Bang Theory” and noticed complex formulas written on the character Sheldon’s white boards? Unless you are an accomplished mathematician, you would have no way of knowing that the formulas — every one of them — are real. In fact, the show’s creators have an actual scientist who helps them keep the show — whose new season is premiering on Sept. 22 — scientifically literate.Read full article >>
Lee Hawkins, a fifth-grade social studies and science teacher in Prince George’s County, never dreamed she would appear on “Wheel of Fortune” and meet Pat and Vanna.
Her friend, who went with her to a shopping center in Virginia to try out for the show during a Wheelmobile event, was the big fan of “Wheel of Fortune.”Read full article >>