'Jersey Boys," fun in Fells Point, street art in Little Italy and lots of free stuff -- this week in Baltimore arts

Best bets for kids, teens at Baltimore Book Festival

There's so much happening at the annual Baltimore Book Festival, it can be hard to keep up — especially if you have a bunch of little ones in tow. To make things easier, here are some highlights of the festival's offerings for kids and teens: Between the Pages, Behind the Scenes: The Art and Words...

  • 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...

Education News

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  • Gov. Hogan: Maryland, Jerusalem universities sign MOU

    Gov. Hogan: Maryland, Jerusalem universities sign MOU

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, says the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hogan said the "agreement will further strengthen the successful partnership between these world-class universities...

  • School board signs contract with teachers' union

    School board signs contract with teachers' union

    Teachers get a step increase under mediated agreement, but union plans to return with similar demands next year

  • Morgan State student dies after exercising

    Morgan State student dies after exercising

    A Morgan State University student died suddenly after exercising on Wednesday night, university officials said. Dmitri T. Clemons, 21, of Silver Spring, was working out in Hurt Gymnasium on campus when he collapsed, Morgan spokesman Clint Coleman said. He was pronounced dead at 9:47 p.m. The death...

  • Baltimore County schools work to clarify changes in homework, grading policies

    Baltimore County schools work to clarify changes in homework, grading policies

    At the beginning of the school year, some Baltimore County students came home convinced that homework no longer meant anything, as the public school system introduced changes to grading policy on a trial basis. But school system officials are stressing homework still matters, even if it's not part...

  • UMBC inks deal with Tel Aviv University

    UMBC inks deal with Tel Aviv University

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will develop research and exchange faculty and students with Tel Aviv University in Israel under a new pact announced Wednesday. The memorandum of understanding will be in place for five years with the potential to be extended, according to state officials....

More Maryland Family News

  • 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...

  • The name fits: A Mother's Day story

    The name fits: A Mother's Day story

    Can you take the child? When the county's Department of Social Services asks that question, it changes lives. Just ask Julie and Robert Foster. Fostering for the Fosters, who live in Shady Side, was first a way to be a resource for children in need. But in less than two years, the couple has adopted...

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