MSDE awarded $45M to strengthen literacy

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has been awarded a three-year, $45 million federal grant to help advance literacy in students from birth through grade 12.

The White House should postpone its HBCU conference

Last month, after speaking with the White House about a few calls, we had received, I was asked to get a sense of where our member-schools stood on the upcoming National HBCU Week Conference.

Ford Launches “Drive2Greatness” Program to Support STEAM Initiatives at HBCUs

Ford's longtime commitment to Historically Black Colleges and Universities continues with its national Ford HBCU Drive2Greatness program and contest that will donate a total of $300,000 to go toward STEAM initiatives

BGE promotes STEM Education at Mergenthaler High School

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees paid a visit to Mergenthaler High School on Hillen Road in the city to push careers in science, technology, engineering and math— or STEM.

Organize your way to success this school year!

(Family Features)— Each new school year can feel like getting caught in a whirlwind of activity. Before things spiral out of control, take some time to get back to basics and organize your way to success.

How to encourage kids to learn history

Educator and award-winning author Robyn Gioia encourages the use of historical fiction to stimulate a love of reading and more importantly of learning, according to David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize.

Allstate and Tom Joyner Foundation support black colleges for 9th year

Allstate Insurance Company and the Tom Joyner Foundation have kicked off its ninth year of supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their students through the annual Quotes for Education (QFE) program. Allstate will donate up to $100,000 in ...

Back to School Tips for Students and Parents

Baltimore County Public Schools re-open for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, September 5. As families finalize summer activities, consider these tips for a smoother transition into the school year.

Local School Supply Lists Now Available on TeacherLists

Parents from local schools have a new tool in their back-to-school bag of tricks this year as all of their school’s supply lists are now posted on TeacherLists.com.

Young artist paints her way to college

When Chavela Bell (also known as VelaRae) isn’t painting, she is active at her Bay Ridge Christian Church where she teaches Sunday School, singing and leading youth group programs.

Amazon eyes yet another industry: education

Amazon has already disrupted traditional retail and its recent acquisition of Whole Foods suggests it could change the way we grocery shop, too.

BCCC introduces cost-free textbook classes for fall 2017 semester

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) students can now reduce their textbook costs to near zero with the introduction of Open Educational Resources (OER) courses.

Life in Baltimore: A look at the crisis in black education, Part II

This is Part II of a three part series about the current crisis in black education

Nita Key Enrichment focused on saving music in N.C. schools

“College should not make you or break you,” said Shanita Ollison, a 27 year-old “artrepreneur” and the founder and owner of Nita Key Enrichment. “

MAGIC camp teaches teen girls about construction, skilled trades

Of all the things about the MAGIC camp that Namoonga Chilomo enjoys, her favorite might be that it's interactive.