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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.

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.

Classroom success begins with breakfast

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Multicultural scholarship helps increase diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.

How occupational therapy helps students to succeed

This week the Special Education series offers an overview of Occupational Therapy and how these services may improve your child’s life in and outside the classroom.

Walmart pitches in for college bound students

The testimonies about the benefits of the CollegeBound Foundation can be endless.

National Science Foundation grant provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring

Syria Wesley, 31, of Waldorf was chugging along, taking college classes when she could while working full time at a grocery store pharmacy to support herself. For years she took classes at the College of Southern Maryland that she thought ...

Special Education: Occupational Therapy 101

In my work as a special education student advocate, I have participated in dozens of Individual Education Plan (IEP) meeting. Nearly all the students were offered occupational therapy as part of their remedial services plan.

Md. State Superintendent to join Financial Literacy Council

President Barack Obama has announced his intent to nominate Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery to serve on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans.

AACC faculty member one of 4,000 in world to earn cyber security certification

Marcelle Y. Lee, an instructional specialist in Anne Arundel Community College’s CyberCenter, became one of only 4,000 people in the world to earn a Global Information Assurance Certification (GCIA) as a Certified Intrusion Analyst.

Powerhouse Program lifts students in East Baltimore

It’s been less than a year since the Charm City-based Living Classrooms Foundation launched its POWER House Teen program, which provides academic support, mentoring and college preparation activities for underserved high school students who live in the Perkins Homes development ...

State partners with local providers, school systems to expand high-quality pre-K

Maryland came one step closer to providing universal access to pre-kindergarten with the announcement of a $4.3 million grant to childcare providers across the state.