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Back to School

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  • Calming the first-day-of-school jitters

    Calming the first-day-of-school jitters
    When my son Eli started first grade last year, he was anxious about the things that most kids fear. What if he didn't like his teacher? Or something was really hard? Or none of his friends were in his class? The last one was his worst-case-scenario: no...
  • 2013 Lexus GX 460: Real-World Mileage

     
    It's the end of summer, and that means another trip to take my daughter back to school. This time out, we made the college run in a 2013 Lexus GX 460. Overall, it provided a capable, if crowded, ride, but......
  • Shoppers to get weeklong break on state sales tax

    Shoppers to get weeklong break on state sales tax
    Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall. Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
  • Mayor's robocall awakes some city residents, sent before 6 a.m. by mistake

    Mayor's robocall awakes some city residents, sent before 6 a.m. by mistake
    Several thousand city residents got an early wake-up call Friday from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when a robocall for a back-to-school rally went out by mistake before 6 a.m. "Just awoken by my own voice," Rawlings-Blake tweeted at 5:57 a.m. Friday....
  • Back-to-school shopping without the bribe

    If back-to-school shopping is on your to-do list, we can surely sympathize. It's tough to find everything on those class lists, let alone concentrate when your children are whining about how bored they are. We bumped into Dan and Liz Edelman of...
  • Back-to-school rally draws families with promise of free supplies

    Back-to-school rally draws families with promise of free supplies
    Inez Taylor of Belair-Edison sat in the midst of the city's bustling back-to-school rally Saturday afternoon, waiting patiently for the backpacks with school supplies to be handed out for free. She wasn't about to miss it. She has five kids, all school-...
  • Kevin Liles gives back to Baltimore

    Kevin Liles gives back to Baltimore
    Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...
  • Don't overload your backpacks

    Don't overload your backpacks
    Many children, teens and adults heading back to school this fall are burdened with a pretty weighty subject: their backpacks. Children and adolescents are particularly at risk of injury from overloaded backpacks. The National Safety Council, the...
  • Back-to-school dining deals and coupons

     Back-to-school dining deals and coupons
    Getting into the back-to-school swing is rough on everyone. I haven't gotten a meal on the table yet this week. Have you? This might help. Here's a roundup of dining deals and offers for cheap eats this week. Buca di Beppo: 20 percent off to-go...
  • A career expert's guide to continuing education

    A career expert's guide to continuing education
    Your kids are heading back to the classroom. Should you? It's now commonplace for job seekers to consider going back to school to advance their career. But is this a practical move for everybody, especially those in the field of health care? Not always....
  • Top 10 coolest items for back to school

    Top 10 coolest items for back to school
    Beyond the basic pencils and books exist a wealth of cool tools for school. 10. Slap Rulers They've been selling for years, but slap-on rulers are still trending. A bendy, easily portable ruler beats a wooden one any day. $2.99 at Target, or http://...