| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:50 AM
T-ball and pitch baseball in Oak Park will be open to younger children next year, as part of an effort to attract more players to a game that has experienced declines in participation nationwide.
Starting in the summer 2014 season, 5-year-olds who are...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The sound of 150 children playing instruments — the violin, the trumpet, the oboe, the harp — spills out of every classroom, remarkably transforming an elementary school in a raggedy neighborhood of West Baltimore into a music conservatory....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
James Campbell's recent commentary on pre-K education aptly described the impact of quality preschool programs on academic achievement ("Early learning programs are crucial," Dec. 3).
As a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general, I believe it is...