| Nov 9, 2013
Those driving past Bethlehem Lutheran Church will see what looks like a large, colorful birdhouse near the road.
What's installed in the northwest corner of the church's parking lot is a Little Free Library that's for everyone to use.
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
She looks down at a pair of carefully selected gray New Balance athletic shoes. And stands.
Her thigh slides deeper into a flexible plastic socket as she shifts her weight from her right leg to a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Prekindergarten programs in Broward County are violating federal law by turning away children with diabetes, according to a complaint filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department.
The Montgomery, Ala.-based Southern Poverty Law Center surveyed 75...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Early childhood education has become the hot topic in Maryland's governor's race. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, a Democrat, made his first policy proposal of the campaign today with a call for universal pre-k for 4-year-olds. His announcement came a week...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:55 PM
For years, the Maryland Department of Education has been urging the state's school systems to reduce the number of out-of-school suspensions teachers and principals use to discipline disruptive or troublesome students. Under new guidelines issued last...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:46 PM
A day after leaders in Sacramento reached a deal on a proposed solution to prison overcrowding, advocates in Los Angeles rallied outside the jail complex downtown to call for funds to be diverted to early childhood education rather than prisons.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:50 AM
It's National Read for the Record Day and that means schools in Broward and Palm Beach counties are gearing up to promote literacy.
On Thursday, students will read the book "Otis," written by Loren Long. The point of the event to get as many students as...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Many parents ponder whether to send their children to preschool and at what age their children would best benefit from being in a structured preschool program.
Early childhood experiences are important, because every experience a child has helps to...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Offering his take on an emerging issue of the 2014 election for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown rolled out a plan Tuesday to make pre-kindergarten education available to all Maryland public school children.
Brown outlined his program, billed as...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:52 AM
Every story is a favorite to Nancy Eckert, Alexander Mitchell Public Library children's librarian.
Eckert, who will retire Oct. 18, has been reading to Aberdeen area children for 34 years. Eckert has read during story time at the library, in classrooms...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Heard about the kindergarten building in Germany that's shaped like a giant cat? Students enter the front door/mouth as though they're being swallowed.
Cute, you might say. But is that intelligent architecture? In such buildings, function and...