Year-Up Baltimore program thriving

The Year-Up Baltimore program has already been enjoying a banner year. Earlier this month, the successful program operated out of Baltimore City Community College (BCCC), held its fourth graduation ceremony.

529 college savings hits record high

Amid a soaring stock market and improving economy, college savings stashed in 529 plans hit a record $227.1 billion last year.

Torrey Smith dedicates Reading Oasis Room

Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver Torrey Smith partnered with Scholastic Book Fairs to transform a room at Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle School into a literary oasis for 370 students who attend the school.

Waldorf Middle School students beat Hopkins undergrads

This week Education Matters highlights an extraordinary STEM achievement by a group of middle school girls.

Comcast extends national broadband adoption program

Comcast recently announced that the company is extending its Internet Essentials low-income broadband adoption program. During the March 4, 2014 announcement, Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen highlighted why the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider decided to ...

Walmart grants to help African Americans pursue higher education

On February 25, 2014, Walmart furthered its commitment to provide greater access to opportunities across 20 United States communities with $1.75 million in grants from the Walmart Foundation to three of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations: National Association for the ...

New MICA president brings creativity and serious business acumen

In a city that thrives on the jobs and prestige that the so-called “meds and eds” (medical and educational institutions) bring to the community, the selection of a president for one of Baltimore’s most esteemed colleges can have an impact ...

Anne Arundel Community College hosts college fair

Students have the opportunity to ask questions about programs and admissions policies face-to-face with more than 100 colleges who traditionally attend Anne Arundel Community College’s annual College Fair.

Your child and the Maryland School Assessment

This school year, Maryland implemented higher standards for student learning in all schools across the state.

Google kicks off student Doodle contest

It gets more visitors than any art gallery and more clicks than any other single site on the Internet. Imagine getting your own drawing on Google's homepage.

Gilman’s 11th Annual Cultural Arts Festival

Gilman School will host the 11th annual Cultural Arts Festival on Sunday, February 9, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Gym.

Federal funds available for free summer meals

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit agencies in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a ...

AACC begins collection for ‘Once Upon a Prom’ dresses

Anne Arundel Community College Student Engagement Office and Campus Activities Board (CAB) are collecting prom-style dresses and accessories for the spring prom season to help local girls who might not otherwise be able to afford to dress up. CAB members ...

Middle school students invited to enter writing social justice contest

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 7th and 8th grade students enrolled ...

Award-winning substance abuse prevention poster presented

The Western Anne Arundel Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (WASP) recently presented a copy of the winning poster of the coalition's first media contest to Anne Arundel County Acting Health Officer Dr. Jinlene Chan.