| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:59 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Democrats in the state Senate want to use an upcoming jump in education funding to make transitional kindergarten available to every 4-year-old in California.
The proposed investment in early childhood education, which would total nearly...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Amanda Conner, of Gloucester Point, a paraprofessional I for kindergarten at Achilles;
Donna Danaher, of Gloucester, a paraprofessional II for kindergarten at Bethel;
Hope Hutson of Gloucester Point, a paraprofessional II at Botetourt;...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Two candidates for governor — one Democrat and one Republican — pledged tax breaks for thousands of retirees who collect pension benefits as they sought the endorsement of the Maryland teachers union.
Speaking Friday to the fall meeting of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:50 AM
It wasn't supposed to end up a fruit and vegetable farm. But in some ways, it seemed to be the family's fate.
After years of running a truck farm with his dad — growing vegetables and taking them to Baltimore on carts drawn by horses — Larry...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:50 AM
A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the Baltimore charter school KIPP Harmony Academy. "M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D," the children sang, pumping their fists. "Maryland will win!"
This week's activity helped...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
It seems these past few weeks that everywhere on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the kids are heading back to school. Small people, medium-sized middle-schoolers and even a few college kids.
Which means about half of the mommy population is giddy and...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The first day of kindergarten is often an exciting time, but it can also be stressful on kids and parents. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association has some tips to make the transition easy, and they start with parents setting the right atmosphere....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:08 PM
I watched my baby officially become a little boy this week. He was excited, I was excited: first day of kindergarten.
This is big boy stuff, I told him. No potty talk allowed and the teacher expects you to listen. And Mommy and Daddy definitely don't...