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Could Competitive Spelling ‘Bee’ Right for Your Child?

What do the words— narcolepsy, psoriasis, eczema, albumen and sanitarium have in common? You would be correct if you said each is a medical expression. But, there is another, more noteworthy connection these terms share.

New Town honor student encourages grace and poise among peers

Delanee-Alexis Coley, a student at New Town High School, is already an accomplished young woman. She’s hosting a three-part series for young women in February focusing on having poise and grace, serves as president of a college and career readiness ...

Indie Soul Student of the Week: Montria Walker

The school season has begun and that means the return of the “Indie Soul Student of the Week!” Our first student for the new school year is Montria Walker.

Howard County Cybersecurity Academy students mentored by experts

Last week 20 students from Howard County Public School System’s Cybersecurity Networking Academy got a special treat when Firoozeh Azarbaidjani-Do, co-founder and CEO of Phoenix TS, the internationally acclaimed and award-winning computer training solution provider, welcomed them to a cybersecurity ...

Comcast kicks off fourth year of Internet Essentials

Comcast continues to make significant strides in closing the digital divide. On September 22, 2014, Comcast hosted a special event at Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) in Baltimore to announce the extension of its Internet Essentials promotion and awarded 55 computers ...

Torrey Smith dedicates reading room at local high school

“You can’t control where you come from or your family situation, but you can control your future by making smart decisions and furthering your education.”

Library of Congress announces Interactive Student Discovery Series for tablets

As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures— all via a new set of free interactive ebooks for tablets.

Maryland launches campaign to improve school attendance

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has launched a multi-faceted campaign to combat chronic absenteeism in public schools.

EDUCATION MATTERS: Is vocational education making a comeback?

Vocational education (VE) has long been viewed as the path of last resort for under-performing high school students.

Our education crisis: American children afraid to learn

What does “acting white” look like?

Giant living flag honoring bicentennial of Star-Spangled Banner created

In a spectacular show of red, white and blue on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, more than 6,600 Maryland students, teachers and chaperones created the largest 15 stars and 15 stripes Star-Spangled Banner ...

Francis Scott Key goes back to school at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

Students and teachers returning to the classroom this month are invited to join a live, once-in-a-lifetime distance learning web cast on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Star-Spangled Banner.

School Safety: Backpacks, bikes and buses, Part II

The safest way for students to use their bikes is for transportation, not play. While this advice may surprise you, it comes from the Nemours Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations devoted to the health and well being ...

Raise kids’ grades with study tips for the digital age

It happened again this year: The kids are back in the classroom before you’ve had the chance to blink. Thankfully, new developments in education are making it easier than ever for students to hit the ground running.

Backpacks, buses and bikes: Tips for eliminating school injuries

The start of a new school year is an excellent time to review precautions families can take to keep their children safe, both inside and outside the classroom. Without proper attention to basic safety measures, school can become a hazardous ...