Ditching letter grades for a 'window' into the classroom

Krista Wolfram might be out running errands or in the pickup line at her daughter's school when the alert appears on her smartphone.

School to prison pipeline: Black students targeted for cages not careers

Michelle Alexander is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

Comcast awards $110,000 in scholarships to Maryland high schools

The Comcast Foundation, founded in 1999 to provide charitable support to its local communities and to empower and enrich lives, has awarded scholarships to 101 Maryland high school seniors through its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program.

Michael Gavin named AACC’s new Associate V.P. for Learning

Michael H. Gavin of Baltimore is Anne Arundel Community College’s new associate vice president of Learning.

Tuajuanda Jordan named President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland

By unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan has been appointed president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Towson University’s debate team claims historic win

Towson University Debate Team members Ameena Ruffin ‘15 and Korey Johnson ’16 won the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) national championship on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Award-winning Bowie State professor named Visiting Fellow at Harvard

A Bowie State University professor will develop a massive open online course (MOOC) to teach people how to effectively report the news using mobile devices, as one of five 2014 Visiting Fellows from Harvard University’s prestigious Nieman Foundation for Journalism.

AACC Launches Cyber Analyst Program

How your business or organization handles a cyber threat may depend on how well your decision makers understand your cybersecurity team.

Colleges that offer the best return on your investment

At a time of rising tuition and soaring college debt, the school students choose can make a big difference to their long-term financial health, according to a report on which colleges offer the best return on investment.

Dr. Dre donates $30M to University of Southern California

This is not a new story. But, it just came to my attention via a Facebook post raising compelling questions about black philanthropy.

Year-Up Baltimore program thriving

The Year-Up Baltimore program has already been enjoying a banner year. Earlier this month, the successful program operated out of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), held its fourth graduation ceremony.

529 college savings hits record high

Amid a soaring stock market and improving economy, college savings stashed in 529 plans hit a record $227.1 billion last year.

Torrey Smith dedicates Reading Oasis Room

Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith partnered with Scholastic Book Fairs to transform a room at Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School into a literary oasis for 370 students who attend the school.

Waldorf Middle School students beat Hopkins undergrads

This week Education Matters highlights an extraordinary STEM achievement by a group of middle school girls.

Comcast extends national broadband adoption program

Comcast recently announced that the company is extending its Internet Essentials low-income broadband adoption program. During the March 4, 2014 announcement, Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen highlighted why the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider decided to ...