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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?

Is Frederick Douglass High School due for another name change?

Even though Shakespeare’s Juliet might disagree, in today’s world the name given to a business, product or service can directly influence its success or failure. This can be true as well for a public institution such as a high school.

Orchestra teacher Willis Keeling: Performing musical alchemy for 60 years

1954 was a notable year. The United States Supreme Court ruled in unanimous decision that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in the landmark case of Brown v Board of Education.

Black students at risk for pneumonia when higher ed catches a cold

Still unconvinced higher education is driven by business interest rather than academic best interest of its students?

Making a promise to educate new parents

Getting ready for the arrival of a new baby can cost families hundreds, perhaps thousands of dollars.

Dyslexia: Setting the record straight for academic success

As I write this week’s column my son is on a plane back to New England College. His fall semester break went by so quickly I felt sad to see him leave. However, as I watched this young scholar stride ...

TechBreakfast promotes STEM Education at Leith Walk Elementary School

It’s no secret our country’s public schools are failing to educate many of our most promising students.

The Name Game: Are Emily and Greg chosen over Lakisha and Jamal?

Between 1892 and 1934, millions of Eastern European immigrants poured through the port of New York’s Ellis Island.

RIP the American Dream: The undereducated need not apply

Tyler Cowen, one of the world’s most influential economists has written a new book titled “Average is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of Great Stagnation.” In his bestseller, Cowen explains why people with a mediocre education and no skills ...

Don’t believe the hype: A college education still matters to black students

The news is not good for young people with a four-year degree: roughly 284,000 college grads are working minimum wage jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Unspeakable academic consequences of addicted parents, part II

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. If you live in a city like Baltimore, it is easy to recognize when an adult is drunk or high on drugs. While many of these adults are struggling to ...

Four reasons to plan your child’s college funding wisely

Generation after generation, parents have taught their children to prepare for college now, which often means in elementary school or even earlier.

Unspeakable educational damage caused by addicted parents

Julvette P. began abusing drugs at the age of 13. For the next 20 years her life spun out of control, fueled by illegal drugs and alcohol. She cannot remember what put her on the path to self-destruction nor does ...

An appreciation for George Duke’s passion for music education

Many years ago I saw George Duke in concert at the old Painter Mill Music Fair in Owings Mills, Maryland. I