Support math skills the sneaky way — with books

Everybody knows that reading with kids helps them become better readers. But what if the time you spend enjoying books with your kids also helped improve their math skills? Many grown-ups instinctively ask questions while reading picture books with little kids to keep them following along with...

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  • Baltimore schools CEO to be replaced by former academics chief

    Baltimore schools CEO to be replaced by former academics chief

    After months of searching for a new leader amid criticism of city schools CEO Gregory Thornton, the school board announced Tuesday that he will be replaced by a former administrator who oversaw improving academic performance in the district. Thornton will step down Friday, and Sonja Santelises...

  • Morgan State University designated a National Treasure

    Morgan State University designated a National Treasure

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Morgan State University a National Treasure on Tuesday, a designation given to only one other historically black college in the country. The designation will mean Morgan and the National Trust will partner to develop a road map for preserving the...

  • As yearbooks die, colleges lose a link to the past

    As yearbooks die, colleges lose a link to the past

    For 126 years, the annual yearbook of the Johns Hopkins University — called, at different times, the Debutante, the Hopkinsian and, most enduringly, the Hullabaloo — has documented a range of life on campus and beyond: the great tug-of-war team of 1892 and protests against the Vietnam War, the...

  • Baltimore city school board to vote Tuesday on budget

    Baltimore city school board to vote Tuesday on budget

    The Baltimore city school board is poised to vote Tuesday on a $1.2 billion budget that calls for another round of cuts to central office staff, including school police officers, but would boost funding for literacy and math initiatives. The budget proposed by schools CEO Gregory Thornton wouldn't...

  • North Harford Elementary School celebrates Maryland Blue Ribbon award for 2016

    North Harford Elementary School celebrates Maryland Blue Ribbon award for 2016

    Tuesday's celebration of North Harford Elementary School being named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School for 2016 was all about the school's 410 students, but as local and state leaders reminded them, it was also about 56 members of the faculty and staff, as well as the Harford County Public Schools...

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  • Barbie now curvy, tall and petite

    Barbie now curvy, tall and petite

    At 57, Barbie is getting a major makeover. The iconic plastic doll, whose small waist and long legs have been criticized for creating unrealistic expectations for girls, will soon be sold with three new bodies — curvy, tall and petite. Barbie will also be more diverse, coming in seven skin tones,...

  • Things to do with the kids when you're snowed in

    Things to do with the kids when you're snowed in

    With this weekend's historic blizzard keeping many school districts closed, parents are likely finding themselves cooped up inside with some restless young ones. Here are some ideas to keep them warm and happy — and keep you sane. 

  • Snow-day delivery: No shortage of 'blizzard babies' at AAMC

    Snow-day delivery: No shortage of 'blizzard babies' at AAMC

    Tori Mason wasn't interested in making a "big fuss" about going into labor; she just wanted to get to the hospital quick and easy. But because of a weekend blizzard that brought record-setting snowfall to Annapolis, she had to ride to the hospital in a firetruck. She made it, though. Mason's daughter,...

  • 5 parenting milestones that will change. your. life.

    5 parenting milestones that will change. your. life.

    At 13 months, my baby boy got his first tooth, a full three months after his wombmate's tiny teeth first emerged. I remember cheering and celebrating, as if he had just won the Pulitzer. "Finally, a tooth!" I thought, so relieved to see enamel poking through his gums. "Thank God my child won't...

  • Snow survival guide

    Snow survival guide

    From staying safe in a big storm to staying sane cooped up with restless kids on a snow day, here's some coverage to help you navigate the winter weather. 

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