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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.

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.

HBCU leaders, advocates must engage Democrats and Republicans

“Working with the White House, through open communication and lots of effort, HBCU leaders and I were able to deliver flat funding for HBCUs in the upcoming fiscal year budget. Flat funding is a big win, considering President Trump proposed ...

Randallstown High School Principal awarded Baltimore County Principal of the Year

When students at Randallstown High School (RHS) celebrated the culmination of a another school year with their senior prom and graduation, they added one more celebration to the list— Principal Aubrey P. Brown received the Secondary Principal of the Year ...

Educators get lesson in cursive writing

While cursive has been left out of the national Common Core Standards, Maryland legislators have mandated the skill be taught.

HBCU Students "Discover The Unexpected" with the Black Press

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) kicked off the second year of the “Discover The Unexpected” (DTU) Journalism Fellowship program with an “Immersion” event in Detroit, Mich. Chevrolet, the sponsor of the program, hosted the student scholars and a handful ...

Tom Joyner Foundation Kicks Off 2017 Fundraising Campaign

The Tom Joyner Foundation, a major driving force in raising money for historically black colleges since 1998, today announced the 14 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that it will raise money for in 2017.

It Wasn’t Common Core or More Money—Here’s How I Learned to Truly Value My Students

The summer after my first year of teaching was a relief. And a surprise. Upon receiving the results of my students’ language arts tests at the state, district and local levels, I found that my good intentions as a teacher ...

New partnership offers students opportunity to earn AA degree tuition free

Good news for parents who seek to save thousands in higher education expenses and help for students looking to jump-start their college studies.

Do school uniforms increase academic success?

Recently a teacher used class time to wash, comb and style the hair of a student who frequently came to school with a matted, lint filled mane. Following her good grooming lesson, the teacher proudly posted before and after photographs ...

Teacher combs her student’s hair, ignites heated debate

Blogger Vernessa Cole posted before and after photos of a little girl’s hair to illustrate a post about a teacher who became so distressed by the condition of a student’s unkempt appearance, she decided to comb, brush, remove lint and ...

Celebrate the holiday season with classic children’s literature

While cleaning out a seldom, used closet, I spied my old steamer trunk. It was brand new years ago, when my mother filled the trunk with everything she thought I needed for my freshman year at Frostburg State College.

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