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  • What a mom really wants for her daughter

    What a mom really wants for her daughter

    Someone I love dearly is in an abusive relationship. My heart breaks for her every time she recounts another violent episode, and so I can only imagine what her parents must feel — the mother and father who raised her, loved her and dreamed tremendous dreams for her. Having a child is a weight...

  • Pediatricians can help identify suicidal teens

    Pediatricians can help identify suicidal teens

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recently updated guidelines advising pediatricians how to identify and help teenagers at risk for suicide. The group wants pediatricians to screen patients for suicidal thoughts and risk factors for suicide, such as bullying. Dr. Kim Cass, chair of pediatrics...

  • Families ditch traditional homes, make road trips a way of life

    Families ditch traditional homes, make road trips a way of life

    After serving four years in the Army, Michael Trotter Jr. wanted to explore the America he and his counterparts fought for. "I remember saying to myself in Kuwait, if I made it home, I'm definitely going to travel," said Trotter, 34. "What is it about America that several of my battle buddies gave...

  • 100 years of national parks in books and apps for kids

    100 years of national parks in books and apps for kids

    Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president, was a politician, an explorer, a soldier and an author — a busy guy. But throughout a life that took him from New York City to the remote Amazon basin, his love of two things — the outdoors and his family — was always apparent. His frequent letters to his...

  • Howard County families share stories, advice from trips around the world

    Howard County families share stories, advice from trips around the world

    Three Howard County families have bragging rights to one spectacular accomplishment: They recently put their “normal lives” on hold to travel the world for a year, give or take a month or so. The Schlossnagles of Fulton, the Robinsons of Columbia and the Rivenbarks of Glenelg share the highlights...

  • 15 places to take the kids in Howard County

    15 places to take the kids in Howard County

    We all have our favorite spots — the places that the kids ask us to take them over and over again. And Howard County seems to have more than its share of beloved family venues, from the Enchanted Forest and petting zoo at Clark’s Elioak Farm to the screaming fun at Terrapin Adventures. But sometimes,...

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  • State releases district-level PARCC scores for Maryland students

    State releases district-level PARCC scores for Maryland students

    Howard County and Carroll County students scored better last spring in nearly every grade and subject on Maryland's annual standardized tests — widening the gap with other Baltimore area school systems, which reported mixed results. But even in those highest-performing counties, only about half...

  • Maryland to release district-level PARCC scores

    Maryland to release district-level PARCC scores

    Maryland education officials are expected to release data Tuesday morning showing how public school students did on the state’s annual standardized test. The new test data will show the district and school level scores. Statewide results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College...

  • SAT scores drop for Md. 2016 graduating seniors

    SAT scores drop for Md. 2016 graduating seniors

    Maryland's graduating seniors scored lower as a group on the SAT than any class in the past 20 years and also scored below the national average, according to results being released Tuesday. But a top state education official downplayed the significance of the decline. Caroll Visintainer, assistant...

  • City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

    City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

    The Baltimore city school board is scheduled to vote on a proposed policy today that will require all student athletes to maintain a 2.0 grade-point-average beginning next school year. The new academic policy, which will set the first minimum grade-point-average for city students, is a revised...

  • Baltimore County seeking input on school boundary change

    Baltimore County seeking input on school boundary change

    Baltimore County public school officials are seeking public participation in the process of redrawing attendance boundary lines for Cromwell Valley and Hampton elementary schools. The school system is re-establishing a magnet program at Cromwell Valley that will draw from a small neighborhood attendance...

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  • 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...

  • Making sense of a mother's life -- and death

    Making sense of a mother's life -- and death

    I can pinpoint the place where my mother began to die: her tiny apartment in Oak Hill, a supported-living facility in Illinois. My 83-year-old mother was probably in her bathroom, decorated in vivid fuchsia, grass and plum. I can almost guess the square of beige tile she was standing on when she...

  • Get a $25 gift card when you spend $100 at aMuse Toys

    Get a $25 gift card when you spend $100 at aMuse Toys

    Receive a $25 gift card when you spend $100 at aMuse Toys. Simply shop at the chiildren's toy store now through Sunday and receive $25 for every $100 in pretaxed purchases. The gift card you receive can be used after May 16. The offer is valid at both aMuse Toys locations, at 1623 Thames St. in...

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