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Easing back-to-school jitters

School bells are ringing and kids are everywhere. As you drive slowly through school zones, you can see and feel the excitement in the air.

3 ways to help kids have healthy teeth

Parents play the key role in helping their children to develop a proper oral hygiene routine, says University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric dentist Stephen Mitchell, DMD, and the beginning of the school year is always a great time to ...

This school year, raise grades with online learning tools

Unfortunately, the pace of classroom learning can’t be tailored to every student’s individual needs -- particularly these days, as class sizes are growing and funding for special enrichment programs becomes limited. In fact, at least 35 states provided less funding ...

Multicultural scholarship helps increase diversity in healthcare

The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women and Macy's are awarding 16 scholarships of $2,500 each to help increase the number of diverse healthcare professionals while improving culturally-sensitive, patient-centered care.

How occupational therapy helps students to succeed

This week the Special Education series offers an overview of Occupational Therapy and how these services may improve your child’s life in and outside the classroom.

Walmart pitches in for college bound students

The testimonies about the benefits of the CollegeBound Foundation can be endless.

National Science Foundation grant provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring

Syria Wesley, 31, of Waldorf was chugging along, taking college classes when she could while working full time at a grocery store pharmacy to support herself. For years she took classes at the College of Southern Maryland that she thought ...

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.