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Year Up executive is a homegrown success story

Born and raised in Baltimore, Roland Selby was drawn to the nonprofit Year Up Baltimore, when two of his relatives entered the program and a short time later, a head-hunter approached him about becoming executive director.

Do school dress codes end up body-shaming girls?

Immediately after writing a piece on how shorty shorts and form-fitting shirts are pretty much all you can find from most major mainstream brands when it comes to clothing for girls, I heard several examples of how schools are shaming ...

Reading fosters empathy and more positive social attitudes

Children who read become more productive, participative citizens, according to U.K. Study

Outstanding School Safety Patrollers

AAA’s Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education honored 12 elementary school-aged AAA School Safety Patrollers from across Maryland

Comcast awards $119k in scholarships to Maryland’s high school seniors

The Comcast Foundation announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Maryland.

Baltimore City Students to Prepare for College and Career at Local Arts Organizations with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies

The Bloomberg Arts Internship program is coming to Baltimore this summer, placing 25 Baltimore City rising seniors in paid internships at 14 local arts and cultural institutions. Students will participate in a rigorous six-week program, providing crucial college and career ...

National nonprofit builds first outdoor classroom in Baltimore

School gardens have proven to be more than just a trend, and the blossoming health and education benefits that go along with them have many looking to create additional space.

Morgan State names College of Liberal Arts in honor of alumnus James H. Gilliam, Jr.

During a special ceremony held on campus, Morgan State University President David Wilson, named the university’s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) in honor of the late James H. Gilliam Jr., a prominent lawyer, financier, humanitarian and Morgan graduate.

LPN program at AACC earns high marks

The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program at Anne Arundel Community College has earned high marks as one of the top three LPN programs in Maryland for 2017, according to rankings recently released by PracticalNursing.org.

Chevrolet and National Newspaper Publishers Association Offer Journalism Fellowship to HBCU Fellows

Chevrolet is putting more students in the driver’s seat with the expansion of its Discover the Unexpected (DTU) fellowship program. Now in its second year, DTU provides college students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) the opportunity to change ...

BOOST Scholarship Program accepting applications for 2017-18 school year

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) announced the opening of the application process for a scholarship program designed to help income eligible students attend non-public schools.

Bowie State names Aminta Breaux new president

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents has appointed Aminta Hawkins Breaux as president of Bowie State University (BSU), one of the USM's 12 institutions. Breaux has served as the vice president for advancement at Millersville University in ...

Harvard to host commencement ceremony honoring black students

Michael Huggins' grandfather never learned how to read or write. He was born in Mississippi when Jim Crow laws still legalized racial segregation, but eventually left in the 1950s by riding in the trunk of a car that was leaving ...

USDA shifts Obama-era school lunch guidelines

The Trump administration is scaling back school meal nutritional requirements set by the Obama White House in 2012.

Youth Entrepreneurship Conference at Morgan State University

Research shows just how important that support is for younger entrepreneurs: 88% of those with mentors survive in business, compared with a 50% failure rate among those without such backing. Cited from www.forbes.com. To allow more youth to accomplish what ...