| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Maureen Royer leaves her 13-year-old dog, Rubie, at home while she works every day, but she doesn't worry that the dog walker won't show up.
Royer gets an email every time Rubie's dog walker arrives that tells her not only when the visit started, but...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Florida youngsters who took part in the state's pre-kindergarten program were more likely to be ready for kindergarten than those who did not, according to annual data on kindergarten "readiness" released today.
The state uses that data -- based on...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Nickelodeon has unveiled a slew of new programming in advance of its upfront event Thursday evening at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.
The Viacom cabler has greenlit three live-action series, including a new entry from veteran hit...
| 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 29, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Children who are overweight in kindergarten have four times the risk of becoming obese by eighth grade, researchers reported Wednesday – in just one of the ways they said that the risk of becoming overweight or obese could start even before birth....
| 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...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Community members and education advocates filled Bethany Community Church on Saturday morning for the Laurel-based nonprofit Side by Side's fifth annual fundraiser breakfast and silent auction.
Side by Side, launched in 2009 by former Laurel Leader...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:52 PM
NEW YORK -- In case you’ve missed the intense politicking going on in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are locked in a battle over funding for pre-K education (among other things).
Basically, De Blasio wants to...
| 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...