| Nov 15, 2013
A hardy but largely uneducated and unskilled workforce from stockyards and meatpacking plants carried Chicago to economic greatness. Today’s Chicago is an up-and-coming technology incubator and hub for research and innovation. The City of Big...
| 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 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:31 PM
My husband and I have been lucky, particularly as parents. As I look toward Thanksgiving, I'm mindful of the good fortune and help we've had along the way, starting with the Realtors who helped us find our house in 1981.
It was Mary Ann Plumley —...
| Oct 20, 2013
A study by the Southern Education Foundation reported an astonishing statistic last week: Nearly half — 48 percent — of the 50 million public school students in the U.S. now live in poverty. Moreover, since 2000, poor children have become...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The BBC's supernatural drama "Wolfblood" leads the race for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Children's Awards with four nods.
The kids' kudofest, which honors the best in children's media, will be held on Nov. 24 at the Hilton, Park...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Richard Dean calls it the "golden hour," when 3- to 4-year-old children take in literacy and social skills like a favorite snack.
Harnessing the golden hour for underprivileged children in Columbia's Owen Brown community, Dean said, was among the...
| 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...
| 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...