| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement this month of an investment of $1.5 billion into the state's transportation program came close on the heels of President Barack Obama's recent commitment to grow national manufacturing. Both of these efforts represent...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men.
The initiative, which...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years.
With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Dozens of boys and girls stretched to a Taylor Swift song before an all-out dance session. Outside, a group of children did cannon balls and splashed in the pool. Others awaited the star attractions of the recreation center at Liberty Elementary School...
| Jun 24, 2013
Maryland, which has seen improvements in childhood education and health in recent years, ranks No. 10 in the country for overall child well-being, according to a report released today by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Despite the high...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry came to Connecticut recently trying to convince businesses here that they'd be far better off moving to the Lone Star State. Maybe, unless those corporate types have children.
According to this year's Kids Count ratings, Texas...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 9:05 PM
Florida is tied with California for having the worst record of employing teens: Only 18 percent have jobs, according to a new study released Monday.
"At this rate, a generation will grow up with little early work experience, missing the chance to...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:28 PM
In Maryland, 93,000 teens and young adults are neither working nor in school, a trend that threatens future financial stability and predicts chronic joblessness, advocates said Monday.
And unemployment among those ages 16 to 24 is the highest in the...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to.
It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...