| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:17 PM
How can Baltimoreans "strive for environmental justice for all citizens, particularly in the face of climate change?"
That's one of the central questions to be tackled Thursday evening at a forum put on by the Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks &...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:40 PM
When Baltimore's government, colleges, businesses, non-profits, arts institutions and citizens work together, the city's future comes into more distinct focus. It is a future where creativity and innovation are competitive advantages, where our culture...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The rate of youth confinement in Maryland declined by nearly half over a 13-year period, outpacing the national average amid a "sea change" in the approach toward dealing with young people who break the law, according to a report released by a national...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The independent watchdog agency that oversees Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services recently released a report showing the state made important progress last year toward improving conditions for youths held in its three largest juvenile detention...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Two reports released this week establish Connecticut as a national leader in the trend to end the costly and counterproductive reliance on incarceration for youthful offenders.
A Kids Count Data Snapshot released on Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey...
| 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...
| Jan 1, 2014
The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
| 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...