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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.