UMB CURE Scholars: On a Path to Success in Science

On April 28, 2018, eighth-graders joined seventh- and sixth-graders at the UMB CURE STEM Expo. The topic of this year’s culminating research was Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The expo provided a platform for 80 scholars to showcase their ...

Tree Identification Book from Arbor Day Foundation Helps People Identify Tree Species

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, “What Tree Is That?,” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

School Choice Not Right Choice for All Students

"Every child should be entitled to high-quality education in the United States of America. Every neighborhood school should be equipped to provide high-quality courses and curriculum. Every student should have highly-qualified teachers and a menu of extra-curricular activities to choose ...

Life in Baltimore: Honoring 2018 Graduates

In the midst of spring showers and beautiful flowers with the scents of fragrant peonies, roses, sweet peas and hyacinth just in time for graduation ceremonies.

Grants available for launching, expanding charter schools in Maryland

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) is accepting applications for the new Charter School Program Grants.

How to encourage your kids to read and learn this summer

Summer, is almost here and that means a break from school for so many students. This is the perfect time to encourage them to read a good book— just for the fun of it.

Comcast NBCUniversal awards scholarships to 101 Maryland students

Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program recognizes students’ achievements both in and out of the classroom

Annapolis-Born Rocket Scientist Simplifies Engineering

Rocket science has historically been considered difficult because the slightest mistake could wreck a multi-billion-dollar mission. But one Annapolis-born rocket scientist says, not everything is— well— rocket science.

KIPP Baltimore Student Awarded SGFF College Scholarship

KIPP and the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation (SGFF) have announced that Baltimore high school senior Joshua Fitzgerald has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Dave Goldberg Scholarship. Joshua is among 30 students who were selected ...

Johns Hopkins Student Surprised With $20,000 Scholarship from Sallie Mae to Pursue Biotech

Sallie Mae’s "Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students" Supports Students Making a Positive Impact

Baltimore City Students Express Views on Violence Through Art

The University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Violence Prevention Program sponsored a citywide Art Against Violence contest for students. The initiative gives kids an outlet to articulate their feelings and be part of the conversation about violence ...

Top Five Reasons Reading Partners Volunteers Make Baltimore A Better Place

In celebration of National Volunteer Week in 2018 (April 15-21), Reading Partners Baltimore created a list highlighting the top five ways its volunteers make the community stronger and better.

BOOST Scholarship Program Accepting Applications for 2018-19 School Year

The Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today (BOOST) Program, entering its third year, will provide more than $7 million in scholarships for students who are eligible for the free- or reduced-price lunch program. The BOOST program was the result ...

Four Ways You Can Help Your Child Deal With Stress

It’s well-documented that adult stress can lead to serious illnesses. But many researchers believe that ongoing stress during childhood – from poverty, parents fighting or substance abuse, bullying, violence or other adversity – can harm kids’ brains and other body ...

Story Trail at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum Debuts on April 21, 2018

Baltimore County Public Library in partnership with Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum debuts a story trail in the park’s nature play area on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. The story trail, which is a series of picture ...