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Help kids stay organized for a fresh start this school year

Back-to-school time means another year of tests, team tryouts and club meetings -- but it also means an opportunity for students to have a fresh start. Whether your kid is an ace academic or has found it challenging to stay on top of a to-do list, there are many ways to get prepared for a successful school year.

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Awkward! The tough transition to middle school

Many parents, teens are anxious about the start of middle school

There is a reason why when people post pictures of themselves during their middle school years on Facebook for "Throw Back Thursday," we all stop and take notice.

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College Students: Avoid these rookie mistakes

AAA Mid-Atlantic shares four common costly mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s even worse when the mistakes are preventable. AAA Mid-Atlantic recommends parents make sure their college-bound teens are on the same page when it comes to them forging new lives at school and on their own.

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People's BBQ feeds the homeless

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, St. Vincent de Paul held “The People’s BBQ” to feed the homeless at the St. Vincent DePaul Park located at 120 North Front Street in Baltimore City.

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Gospel Crooner Earnest Pugh unveils “Just Worship”

New radio single “Alpha & Omega” hitting airwaves

Dove and Stellar Award nominated gospel crooner Earnest Pugh has just polished off his latest work of art— “Just Worship” (P-Man Music/Central South Distribution)— a specially priced Extended Play (EP) collection of praise and worship songs that will be released on August 26, 2014.

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BCCC selects Dr. Gordon F. May as next president

Baltimore City Community College's (BCCC) Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Gordon F. May, former President at Oakland Community College-Auburn Hills Campus-in Michigan, has been named president of the College, effective September 2, 2014.

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Comptroller Franchot says let summer be summer!

Citing the benefits to Maryland families, small businesses, teachers and tourism, Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off a “Let Summer Be Summer” petition drive on the Ocean City Boardwalk to collect 10,000 signatures in support of a campaign to start Maryland public schools after Labor Day.

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Failures in math, science education beginning to add up

Americans could use a crash course in math. According to a new study from the Brookings Institution, jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are vacant for more than twice as long as non-STEM positions— largely because employers can't find people with the requisite math and science skills to fill them.

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NAACP and McDonald’s join forces to promote healthy eating, healthy lifestyles

The NAACP and McDonald’s announced a yearlong commitment aimed at addressing health disparities and providing health education in communities of color throughout the nation.

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Five tips for mom’s back-to-school sanity

Equipped with over two decades of experience on the air as well as her new book “Shake Up Your Life: 30 Steps To Powerful Brilliant Living,” Jennifer Keitt has designated five essential tips designed to help moms better keep their sanity in the upcoming school year because who says that only kids get stressed out!

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For parents of diabetic students planning is key

Children begin each school year excited about making new friends, and learning new things. But children living with diabetes and their families may also feel uncertain or uneasy about how their diabetes will be managed throughout the school day.

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Healthy, wholesome back to school snacks

The lazy days of summer are nearly over. Back-to-school season means back to a busy life with a seemingly never-ending schedule of classes, sporting events and extracurricular activities.

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Why it's critical to make eye exams part of back-to-school routine

Reading the computer, chalkboard and books are critical elements of getting an education that can lead students to reaching their full potential and making their goals and dreams come true.

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Classroom success begins with breakfast

Nutritious dairy foods give kids an essential boost

Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand. With so many types of milk, cheeses and yogurts available, it's easy to find breakfast combinations that set the curve for success as the kids head back to school this fall.

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Easing back-to-school jitters

School bells are ringing and kids are everywhere. As you drive slowly through school zones, you can see and feel the excitement in the air.

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3 ways to help kids have healthy teeth

Parents play the key role in helping their children to develop a proper oral hygiene routine, says University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric dentist Stephen Mitchell, DMD, and the beginning of the school year is always a great time to begin or reinforce correct oral care techniques.

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This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding per student for the 2013-14 school year than they did before the recession.

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J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise release rousing new anthem

The dynamic and much-celebrated music ensemble J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise has released a powerful new song of joy and inspiration entitled “Bless Me.”

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August is 'Kids Eat Right' Month: Nutrition tips for families

With childhood obesity on the rise, making sure kids eat right and get plenty of exercise is vital.

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Jazz at The Walters Art Museum, and Phase 10 Restaurants

The Walters Art Museum recently announced that the popular art and jazz series Jazz@theWalters will return next spring in April 2015.

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