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Back to School Tips for Students and Parents

Ten things to consider for the new school year; Schools open Tuesday, September 5

Baltimore County Public Schools re-open for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, September 5. As families finalize summer activities, consider these tips for a smoother transition into the school year.

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Local School Supply Lists Now Available on TeacherLists

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.

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Back-to-school immunizations are for parents too

National Immunization Awareness Month naturally coincides with the back-to-school season for Maryland children and throughout August, health officials are stressing the need for students to have their shots updated.

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When you educate a girl, you educate a nation

As I write this, I am preparing to travel with my colleagues to Nigeria, where I will have the honor of meeting some of the Chibok girls who were released after two waves of negotiations between Boko Haram and Nigerian government officials.

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NNPA issues call to support Gulf area residents impacted by historic floods

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) issued an urgent national call for support for all people, who are being impacted by the devastating flood waters from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, especially now in Houston.

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Wells Fargo has a new region leader

Wells Fargo has a new area leader for the Maryland and D.C. area who has vowed to make building a team in the Greater Baltimore area a top priority.

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Nominations for inaugural Maryland Black Business Awards underway

According to a U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners, from 2002 to 2007, the number of black-owned businesses increased by 60.5 percent to 1.9 million, more than triple the national rate of 18.0 percent.

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Maryland Schools Ready to Open for 2017/18 Academic Year

Maryland public school systems began re-opening on Monday, August 28, 2017. However, most Maryland schools are opening after Labor Day for the first time in more than two decades, following Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order requiring a post-Labor Day start to the new school year for most schools and systems.

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Baltimore native conducts Information Warfare for U.S. Navy

A 2009 Loch Raven High School graduate helps protect America by delivering information warfare capabilities to the U.S. Navy as a member of Cryptologic Warfare Group Six. U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Darryl Marshall is a cryptologic technician collection.

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Baltimore music maker inspired by his father and grandfather

While in his mother’s womb, Imani Wj Wright got a jump-start on life and a fledgling music career.

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Apple teases the future of augmented reality apps

For years, augmented reality has been the stuff of science fiction.

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The average American dad is getting older, study finds

Today's American dad is slightly older -- roughly 3½ years -- than his counterpart from four decades ago, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Human Reproduction. The average age of a father of a newborn in the United States increased from 27.4 years old to 30.9 years old between 1972 and 2015, found Stanford University School of Medicine researchers led by Dr. Michael Eisenberg.

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Escape rooms: Why people flock to these 'tourist traps'

Escape rooms are having a moment. They're the No. 1 local activity for a number of cities around the world on TripAdvisor, and they've been featured on reality shows such as "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." But don't worry if you've never heard of them; this is your explainer.

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Maryland taxpayers advised to beware of new phishing scheme that impersonates IRS and FBI

Don’t download links to fake FBI questionnaire!

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Stranded hurricane survivors use Zello app to get help

"Elderly couple trapped on roof at this address."

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Here's how you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Rescuers continue to pull people from rising floodwaters. The traumatized and weary evacuees often have nothing but the soaked clothes on their backs. Aid groups are scrambling to provide shelter, emergency services and hope.

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Motorcycle Ride Raises Money for Little Boy’s Medical Treatments

Some motorcycles took to the open roads to raise money for a boy in Wayne County.

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NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) Announces Winner of DC-Baltimore Metro BizCamp Held This Summer

Young entrepreneurs earned seed capital for their future during this summer program sponsored by Citi Foundation

From June through August, in 10 cities across the United States, including DC-Baltimore Metro, NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) hosted BizCamps® to students, ages 13 to 18, from under-resourced communities. Students created a business idea and then worked to complete a business plan, all the while activating their entrepreneurial mindset.  At the end of camp, young entrepreneurs presented their business plans to a panel of judges in a competition to win seed capital.

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UNCF Raises $300,000 Toward Higher Education

Building Stronger Communities at the Sixth Annual Hamptons Summer Benefit

$300,000 was raised at the recent UNCF “A Mind Is . . .” Hamptons Summer Benefit benefiting deserving New York area students. More than 400 guests attended the Aug. 5-6 benefit weekend events, which were held at the private residences of Nancy Silberkleit, co-CEO of Archie Comics, and Lyn and E.T. Williams Jr., Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, LLC and Dr. Ronald A. Johnson, president of Clark Atlanta University, were honored with the Keepers of the Flame award for being champions of diversity and education.

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Beyond the Rhetoric

Harvey, Katrina’s Big Brother has Arrived

It has been a good span of fair weather in the Gulf Coast of the United States. However, that lull has ended.

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