| 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...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Never assume that black, Latino, low-income and immigrant parents don't care about the quality of their children's education.
They do. A recent report also indicates that they worry even more about school quality than middle- and upper-income white...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:05 AM
WASHINGTON Staking a major investment in early-childhood education and in defiance of federal austerity a group of lawmakers is proposing to offer free preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds from low- and moderate-income families.
The bill, being introduced...
| 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...
| Nov 9, 2013
Those driving past Bethlehem Lutheran Church will see what looks like a large, colorful birdhouse near the road.
What's installed in the northwest corner of the church's parking lot is a Little Free Library that's for everyone to use.
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Preschool naps should be preserved, even in the face of pressures to add more to the curriculum, say researchers who concluded that sleep enhances kids’ memories.
Children who took midday naps of an average of a little longer than an hour...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:25 PM
PBS KIDS’ newest animated preschool series that teaches preschoolers math PEG + CAT premieres todat at 10 a.m. on PBS39. The show follows the spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational.......
| 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...