Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked four of Columbia's high schools -- including Long Reach High School -- among its list of the best high schools in the country. In its list, Long Reach High School ranked 1,897. See how Howard County schools compare. Here is the full list of Howard County rankings from Newsweek: For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Columbia schools' ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A new Gallup poll contains a surprise: We’re not as stressed as we think.
Maryland is among the top 10 least stressed states in the nation, according a new Gallup poll released this month. The data shows that Maryland is the ninth least stressed state in the country, with 38.8 percent of Maryland residents responding to a survey in 2012 saying they felt stress in the previous day. Nationally, 40.6 percent of Americans said they felt stressed the previous day, according to the survey results, which included more than 350,000 interviews conducted from January through December of 2012. Hawaii residents are the least stressed nationally, with 32.1 percent reporting feeling stress the previous day; West Virginia residents were the most stressed, according to the survey, with 47.1 percent reporting feeling stressed …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Find out which high schools in Howard County made the cut in the latest U.S. News & World report rankings.
Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new rankings U.S. News & World Report released this week. U.S. News said it reviewed 21,035 U.S. high schools and 64 of Maryland's 241 high schools made the rankings. Long Reach High School, in Columbia, was ranked 37th in the state and 1,219 nationally. U.S. News calculates its national “Best High School” rankings through three steps, according to its website, which factored in reading and math results on high school proficiency tests, whether minority and low-income students performed “better than average” compared to similar students in the state and college readiness performance through Advanced Placement or International …
Friday, April 19, 2013
The effects of Monday's attack were far-reaching.
On mobile? You can see a scrollable, full-screen view of the map here. Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts, including many right here in Maryland. The Boston Marathon is a national and international event, drawing participants and spectators from far away. When the bombs went off, they reverberated among families, friends and people who joined vigils honoring the victims. To illustrate the reach of this story, we've created an interactive map which displays every Patch site that wrote a story about local people touched by the attack. Each marker on the map is clickable and includes the name of the local person connected to the story and a …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Elkridge is expecting nearly 10 inches of snow this weekend. See how many inches have fallen in your area with the live map below.
The map above, provided by the National Weather Service (NWS), shows total snowfall in the Elkridge area over the past 3 days. The map is centered around the red marker, which is in the middle of Elkridge Patch's coverage area, and the map updates every six hours, starting around 2 a.m. each day. Some NWS records to keep an eye on: Think we can beat those? Note: This map is not visible on some mobile devices.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Post a patriotic photo from your Patch using the hashtag #PatchInauguration on Instagram.
We're starting something new here at Patch, borrowing an idea from social media networks. We're calling it the Weekend PatchTag Project. It's simple. Using your Instagram account, post a photo of patriotism in your community—you know, getting into the spirit of a presidential inauguration and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tag it with #PatchInauguration and it'll appear in our grid of images on every Patch site in Maryland. It's your chance to show off how patriotic your community is to the rest of the state. Now get to it! Oh, and while you're at it, what's your Instagram handle? Post it in a comment below, and let us know what Patch you live in, and we'll follow you!