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Teaching kids about sex — and respectful sexual behavior

The trial of Brock Turner, the Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, and the subsequent furor over his six-month sentence, ignited new discussions about sexual violence and what we can do to prevent it. Because his victim is far from alone: One in five girls can...

  • Baltimore preemie parents help one another through the stress of the NICU

    Baltimore preemie parents help one another through the stress of the NICU

    Shocked, worried, and physically and emotionally exhausted — this was not how Joi Turner expected to feel after the birth of her first child. Alex arrived at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore close to three months early. At just one pound, 14 ounces, his head fit inside Turner's palm. "When you go through...

  • When child labor is a good thing

    When child labor is a good thing

    I was checking out places to visit for a quick weekend trip with the kids, when I came across a pamphlet about Colonial Williamsburg. I got stuck on these paragraphs: Children as young as three had chores to [do] in Colonial Times. They would weed the garden, wash dishes, and feed the chickens....

  • With his 75th book, children's author Kevin O'Malley sees one more chance to connect

    With his 75th book, children's author Kevin O'Malley sees one more chance to connect

    When Kevin O'Malley was in the first grade, back in the 1960s, the children's books everyone seemed to be reading were "Dick and Jane" and "The Little Prince" — fare he thought so bland, he recalls, that he wondered whether they had been written specifically to drive him away. Then he happened...

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  • Howard to expand inclusion program to all schools

    Howard to expand inclusion program to all schools

    Months after a video of a Mount Hebron High School senior making racist comments about African Americans led to student walkouts and demonstrations, county schools will expand a program aimed at creating more inclusive and equitable learning environments. The program, "Student Voice for Inclusion...

  • Going to college is worth it, new study says

    Going to college is worth it, new study says

    A new study provides a dramatic answer to the question nagging potential college students: Is college worth it? The short answer, according to a study released Thursday by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, is yes. For the first time in U.S. history, people with college...

  • Disposal of items at schools inflames community angry over school closures

    Disposal of items at schools inflames community angry over school closures

    Anger regarding the closure of three Carroll County schools, and what some are calling wastefulness, culminated in an altercation Thursday at New Windsor Middle. Sheriff Jim DeWees said Thursday a deputy was sent to the school for an altercation between a custodian and a community member who was...

  • State school board issues opinions on closures, noting concerns about CCPS transparency

    State school board issues opinions on closures, noting concerns about CCPS transparency

    Opinions that the Maryland State Board of Education released Thursday not only shed light into its decision to reaffirm the closure of three Carroll County schools, but also bring about possible changes to policies in the local school board's handbook. The state board, which announced its decision...

  • Most Maryland university system presidents get raises

    Most Maryland university system presidents get raises

    Leadership at 11 of the 12 University System of Maryland institutions will be getting raises in the coming fiscal year, most of no more than 3.5 percent. The Daily Record reports that University of Maryland, College Park President Wallace Loh will get the largest increase of 14 percent, bringing...

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  • Adult exercise trends become child's play at Baltimore-area fitness classes

    Adult exercise trends become child's play at Baltimore-area fitness classes

    While other kids played Minecraft and watched Nickelodeon, 13-year-old Travis Leatherwood, a Catonsville Middle School student, spent Saturday morning learning how to use the leg press and the elliptical machine. Five-year-old Taryn Clever was in another gym, smiling while doing sprints and burpees,...

  • If you take care of a mom, you take care of a child

    If you take care of a mom, you take care of a child

    It's possible you want to purchase a monogrammed rolling pin for the mom on your Mother's Day shopping list. It's possible. But if you're feeling the pull toward a more consequential gift this year, consider the campaign underway at The Miracle Foundation, a Texas-based nonprofit that raises money...

  • Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

    Malia Obama part of the growing wave of students taking a 'gap year'

    Malia Obama's decision to take a year off before attending Harvard University in the fall of 2017 reflects a growing trend among high-achieving teenagers to pursue other interests and get a respite from the academic grind that has come to define high school for many young Americans. But it will...

  • Learning that kids are not as fragile and vulnerable as we fear

    Learning that kids are not as fragile and vulnerable as we fear

    On a sunny day over spring break, a friend and I took our children to Double Rock Park in Parkville. We packed snacks, bubbles, balls and a blanket, and we intended to sit and gab while the five kids — ages 3, 4 and 5 — played on a sturdy play set and threw rocks into a little, muddy creek at the...

  • NBC News to host education forum in Baltimore tonight

    NBC News to host education forum in Baltimore tonight

    NBC News is hosting a live forum on student support and youth development in Baltimore tonight, featuring local professionals and organizations including the Y in Central Maryland, Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance and Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton. "Supporting...

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