| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:20 PM
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| Sep 13, 2013
Perkins presents $192 million construction plan to school board
Anne Arundel County Public Schools will host a hearing on Sept. 25 to gather public comment on a $192.1 million capital budget proposal unveiled last week by interim Superintendent Mamie J....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Have a new kitten in the family? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Help is here -- the Maryland SPCA will host Kitten Kindergarten on Sundays through the fall to help new kitty owners and their feline friends get adjusted.
Kitten Kindergarten will run on...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Schools might soon be letting out, but educators and others who work with youth have a chance to continue their learning through wildlife-focused workshops that also fulfill mandates set forth by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Project WILD aims...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:08 PM
I watched my baby officially become a little boy this week. He was excited, I was excited: first day of kindergarten.
This is big boy stuff, I told him. No potty talk allowed and the teacher expects you to listen. And Mommy and Daddy definitely don't...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The first day of kindergarten is often an exciting time, but it can also be stressful on kids and parents. The Pennsylvania Psychological Association has some tips to make the transition easy, and they start with parents setting the right atmosphere....
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Back to school means back to the bus stop for thousands of Michiana kids.
But the first few days have gotten off to a rocky start with many parents reporting bus stop delays and lots of bus route confusion.
We are getting reports of Penn-Harris...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
It seems these past few weeks that everywhere on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter the kids are heading back to school. Small people, medium-sized middle-schoolers and even a few college kids.
Which means about half of the mommy population is giddy and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 8:15 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Monday that about 5,600 low-income California children would be shut out of federally funded Head Start preschool programs because of Washington budget gridlock.
But the announcement bewildered state...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:50 AM
A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the Baltimore charter school KIPP Harmony Academy. "M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D," the children sang, pumping their fists. "Maryland will win!"
This week's activity helped...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 4:05 PM
In five months, the downtown Baltimore day care attended by Celine Plachez's youngest son is slated to close, yet she's not looking for a backup. She can't stomach it.
She searched before he was born, calling about a dozen places, some of which said...