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Liberal Arts Grads: How to land a job

As college graduations draw to a close, a “Business Insider” blog titled “How To Land A Job With A 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree” caught my attention. The article begins by asking readers whether they majored in Anthropology; Art History; the ...

Why black children should learn how to swim

Need to understand the importance of teaching our children how to swim? Read the words of these anguished grandparents.

Focusing on ADHD treatment options

Education Matters continues the series on special education. This week focuses on treatment options for ADHD. Parents and guardian should be aware that their child’s teacher or guidance counselor will often be the first to raise concerns a student is ...

ADHD treatment options

Education Matters continues the series on special education.

Does your child have ADHD?

Education Matters began a series of articles on special education with a list of some signs and symptoms of learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD.

Special Education: Identifying the need for services

Are you concerned your child struggles to learn in school?

Addressing the academic needs of military families

Each April, the Month of the Military Child, the US Department of Education (ED) brings attention to the academic needs and challenges faced by children of active service members.

Targeted for cages not classrooms, Part III

Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

Targeted for cages not classrooms, Part II

Education Matters continues “The School to Prison Pipeline: Black Students Targeted for Cages not Classrooms.” Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ...

School to prison pipeline: Black students targeted for cages not careers

Michelle Alexander is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”

Dr. Dre donates $30M to University of Southern California

This is not a new story. But, it just came to my attention via a Facebook post raising compelling questions about black philanthropy.

Waldorf Middle School students beat Hopkins undergrads

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

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 ...

Melissa Harris Perry teaches why education matters

Poor Melissa Harris-Perry, she tried to make a Fox News style joke and it failed miserably. Education Matters kicks off its 9th year with thoughts on how MSNBC host MHP may have torpedoed her career as a serious journalist and ...

The great debate: Are classroom computers a threat to creativity?

What does a wrench, pencil, fork, ruler and a light bulb have in common?