| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Most Christmas seasons since I was a child, I’ve sat down to watch “Miracle on 34th Street,” one of my all-time favorite movies. To me, it’s a story about people doing the “right” things for the “wrong”...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:00 PM
For Maricela Ruiz, a trip to the store to pick up a few groceries or to her daughter’s school felt nearly impossible.
“I’d go home crying,” said Ruiz, 37.
She couldn’t speak English, and after a few failed attempts at...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As the football coach at the University of Maryland, College Park, I consider myself fortunate to have players who have the academic foundation to be successful in college. I am not alone. College coaches nationwide have a vested interest in expanding the...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:44 PM
On a date marked on many calendars as a holiday celebration with family and friends, members of the Jewish Federation of Howard County followed suit — sort of — on Dec. 25 by making the day a festival of community service.
Some 250 people...
| 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;...
| Jan 23, 2014
Preschool can do wonderful things for disadvantaged children — get them used to how a classroom works, give them play time with others and help them build crucial developmental skills, such as vocabulary, simply by exposing them to more books and...