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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.

Steve Harvey, Strayer University partner to deliver success through higher education

Strayer University, a leading postsecondary institution for working adults, is pleased to announce a partnership with talk show host and entertainer Steve Harvey, who joins the university in a new initiative aimed at breaking down perceived barriers that can keep ...

Baltimore’s new curfew: New gateway to school-to-prison pipeline

Less than three months after marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision rendering state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional, the City of Baltimore is set ...

Shopping tips for college-bound students

Preparing for college life is a must, whether you are planning to live on or off campus. But it can be overwhelming without a game plan.

New student discipline guidelines designed to reduce racial disparity

The Maryland State Board of Education has voted unanimously to accept guidelines for the state’s student code of discipline that can serve as a model for local school systems to use when developing their own discipline codes.

UB President Kurt L. Schmoke honors late brother with scholarship

Kurt L. Schmoke, who became the new president of the University of Baltimore (UB) in July, recently announced a scholarship fund in honor of his late brother that will benefit Baltimore students enrolled in UB’s College of Public Affairs.

Verlando Brown: Scholar beats the odds, Part II

Upon meeting Verlando Brown for the first time, you would never guess this trim, self-confident graduate student received special education services in grade school to remediate stuttering.

Tips to keep kids learning and prevent 'Summer Slump'

“No more pencils, no more books” is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesn’t take those words too seriously.

Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins appoints blue ribbon commisson on equity, achievement

Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins recently announced the names of 21 people who will serve on Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement.

Indie Soul Student of the Week: Keon “Lil Key” Myers

This week’s Indie Soul Student of the Week is challenging stereotypes of his generation. Keon “Lil Key” Myers is trying to change the game for the good.

Verlando Brown: Young scholar beats the odds

Every American city with a sizeable black population has at least one public school named after Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, George Washington Carver, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or other notable African Americans.