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The first thing to remember when talking about class size in a school district is the systemwide ratio of students to teachers is essentially meaningless, except to compare staffing from district to district and determine the number of teachers in a certain school.

Today's editorial

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The first thing to remember when talking about class size in a school district is the systemwide ratio of students to teachers is essentially meaningless, except to compare staffing from district to district and determine the number of teachers in a certain school.

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Frederick County’s political world is undergoing a sea change. Everywhere you look, you see the evidence — more expensive elections, a larger Democratic majority on the County Council, and more partisan division on the greatly enlarged Fredrick County state delegation in Annapolis.

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Just minutes from the docks where Africans were brought to be slaves in America; using a Bible owned by one of the most famous escaped slaves; and just steps from a statue honoring the Maryland man who was the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Maryland’s first Black governor was…

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Just as children spend every spare hour making a wish list for Santa Claus in the weeks leading up to Christmas, so do local officials devise wish lists leading up to the opening of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Frederick County’s political world is undergoing a sea change. Everywhere you look, you see the evidence — more expensive elections, a larger Democratic majority on the County Council, and more partisan division on the greatly enlarged Fredrick County state delegation in Annapolis.

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The Christmas holiday season — a time each year for Frederick to show off the many charms of our treasured historic district — is in full swing. Crowds of shoppers have been thronging our downtown shops, restaurants and parks.