United Way of Central Maryland Celebrates Dr. Seuss’ Read Across America Day at area schools

United Way of Central Maryland volunteers recently celebrated Read Across America Day, an annual, nationwide reading celebration that takes place on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2.

Michelle Obama to girls: 'Push past those doubters'

When Michelle Obama traveled to Cambodia last summer as part of her Let Girls Learn initiative, she had a message for any girls facing barriers to education: Move beyond the "doubters."

Registration for "Governor’s Young Readers" Program begins for Baltimore City

Governor Larry Hogan has announced that starting March 1, 2016, every child, from infancy to age five in Baltimore City can be enrolled, free of charge, in a new reading and book-delivery program.

Baltimore City Public Schools re-engage city youth

The Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) Re-Engagement Center has shifted the academic trajectory from a bleak past to an optimistic future for 19-year-old Destiney Turner and 15-year-old Donay Sims.

Urban teachers keeping black history in curriculum

When deciding on a black history project for her fourth grade class at Calvin and Rodman Elementary School, Naadir Billingsley took into account how the students would connect to the project and she used their background knowledge to enhance the ...

Passing score for GED test changed

In 1942, the original GED® test was released. Since that time, the GED (General Educational Development) test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates. The GED Test is a United States high ...

Philanthropist couple makes largest donation in MSU history

When he attended Morgan State University decades ago, circumstances were such that Calvin E. Tyler Jr. couldn’t afford to stay in school.

Reading program offers children chance to earn free admission to National Aquarium

The National Aquarium, in partnership with the Enoch Pratt Free Library System and alongside Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, announced the launch of the Read to Reef Book Club.

Tyrese Gibson joins Coca-Cola to support teens’ quest for academic achievement

Six time Grammy-nominated R&B singer, author, philanthropist and internationally renowned film star Tyrese Gibson joins Coca-Cola to help inspire and empower teens to strive for their highest potential through the 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward program.

Year Up Baltimore graduate lands job as operations engineer

Tyson Lin didn’t exactly know what he wanted to do with his life after finishing high school in 2014.

MSU volunteers bring clean energy to Morgan Community Mile homes in need

In an effort to assist local Baltimore residents in need of energy efficiency upgrades, volunteers from Morgan State University teamed up with representatives from GRID Alternatives, the U.S. Department of Energy, the City of Baltimore, Bowie State University, Coppin State ...

Writing contest for Maryland middle school students

The contest, which is sponsored by Anne Arundel Peace Action, the Maryland Peace Action Education Fund, the Benjamin Peace Foundation and the Peace and Justice Center of Annapolis Friends Meeting, is open to all seventh and eighth grade students enrolled ...

Michelle Obama on young Barack: 'He was a bum'

President Barack Obama has always been candid about his youthful transgressions -- a history his wife referenced Tuesday when explaining anyone can become a high achiever.

Gaps in teacher effectiveness hurt young, minority students

Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based ...

Windsor Mill Middle School students shine at Night of Innovation

For eleven-year-old sixth-graders Avante Morgan, Temitope Peters, Victor Chongwa and 10-year old Rianna Davis, using their school-issued HP Elitebook Revolve hybrid laptops has become as easy as their traditional textbooks. Infusing technology with traditional educational tools, the Windsor Mill Middle ...