| 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 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 26, 2014
Re "Preschool we can't afford," Editorial, Jan. 23
We were pleased the transitional kindergarten editorial recognized the vital role of early learning in preparing children for success, even though it expressed doubts about a bill to expand transitional...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Responding to a proposal set forth in Gov. Martin O'Malley's recent State of the State Address calling for full day pre-kindergarten being offered across Maryland, Harford County interim Superintendent Barbara Canavan offered conditional support for the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:59 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy's plan to provide universal prekindergarten education for poor children is ambitious. He wants to start by making 1,000 more preschool spaces available, aiming to enroll 4,000 more children by 2019.
Yet Mr. Malloy would be better...
| 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 15, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Regarding Elizabeth Young's recent letter to the editor in response to the need to expand public early education through high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, I think all early education professionals would agree that loving, nurturing parents are a...