| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
I've got a serious bone to pick with my native state, Florida.
I'm convinced, you see, that the state Department of Education wants to sabotage my daughter's education and has a vendetta against my wallet.
Let me start from the beginning. My...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:58 PM
That Christmas crib toy you got junior? It might be just the thing to give him strep throat, according to a new study.
The bacteria that cause strep throat may linger far longer on inanimate objects than previous lab tests suggested, according to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Preschool children, specifically the 2- to 5-year-old set, are notoriously picky eaters, and parents need to recognize that this is developmentally appropriate, although frustrating!
Preschool is an appropriate time to begin teaching children the...
| 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 8, 2013
Catherine Hart is a children's advocate. In a society that is often ill-equipped to listen to their needs, youngsters "can get lost in the shuffle," Hart says.
"I try to be a voice for all my kids," says Hart, 63, an early childhood educator and...
| Nov 6, 2013
Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help!
I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
La Grange planners are taking a first look at where to allow medical marijuana shops in the village.
State restrictions on where distribution centers may be located make most of La Grange out-of-bounds, Assistant Community Development Department...
| Jan 24, 2014
"Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The Friends of the Children's Library Author's Festival will return for its 26th year Jan. 28 with nearly two dozen authors slated to make presentations at local schools.
The 23 participating authors will be spread among 14 public and private schools...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance rolled out Tuesday a $1.4 billion proposed budget for next year that would shave principals' budgets, increase seats for pre-kindergartners and add money for employee raises.
The budget, which must...