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Back to School

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  • Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]

    Back to school and to widening inequality [Commentary]
    American kids are heading back to school. But the schools they're heading back to differ dramatically by family income. Which helps explain the growing achievement gap between lower- and higher-income children. Thirty years ago, the average gap on...
  • Festivities to mark 25th year of Day's End horse rescue [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    Day's End Farm Horse Rescue in Lisbon is having its annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Pony rides, a petting zoo, demonstrations, vendors, live music, food, games and costumed horses are some of the scheduled activities....
  • Hammond High Boosters back with their golf fundraiser [North Laurel/Savage]

    Attention, all golfers in the area. Hammond High Boosters are hosting their third annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 11 to raise funds for Hammond High activities. Registration is now being accepted for singles, twosomes and foursomes. Anyone is welcome...
  • Recess: the fourth 'R'? [Commentary]

    Recess: the fourth 'R'? [Commentary]
    Every school should have a Donte Samuel. For more than eight years, Mr. Samuel has created a warm and happy environment at Belmont Elementary in West Baltimore, where excited pupils greet him daily with bright eyes and wide smiles in the middle of their...
  • Spending jumps during back-to-college season

    Spending jumps during back-to-college season
    At the Target in Baltimore's Mondawmin Mall, megaphone-shaped "college" signs hang over aisles stocked with must-haves for students living on their own, such as mini-refrigerators, desk lamps and six-packs of ramen noodles. "Back to College" is a well-...
  • Attend a seminar and learn about beekeeping [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    If you stopped by the beekeeping exhibits at the Howard County Fair, and were inspired to learn more about honey bees, there will be a one-day seminar on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. that will be sponsored by the Howard County...
  • New school year in Harford brings renewed focus on safety getting there and back home

    New school year in Harford brings renewed focus on safety getting there and back home
    With this week's start of the 2014-15 school year in Harford County, law enforcement and school officials, as well as state transportation officials, are urging drivers to be cautious around school buses, bus stops and students walking to school. Yellow...
  • Local schools schedule back-to-school events

    Local schools schedule back-to-school events
    School has started and it is time to start thinking about Back-to-School Nights. This is a great time to meet your children's teachers, the school administration and join your PTA. Please make sure you attend and get involved in your child's education....
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Back to school nights start off school sessions [West Laurel]

    Our summer weather has been unusually cool and pleasant. I love watching and saying hello to all the many neighbors taking strolls, walking their dogs or jogging along our quiet streets in the evening. They are certainly taking advantage of the lovely...
  • North Bend students go back to school with Harford superintendent

    North Bend students go back to school with Harford superintendent
    About 38,000 Harford County Public Schools students went back to school Monday, but a select group of North Bend Elementary School students got to ride the bus to school with top Harford County and HCPS leaders, including schools Superintendent Barbara...
  • Excitement and some tears as children go back to school

    Excitement and some tears as children go back to school
    At the front door of a home near Holabird Academy in Southeast Baltimore, new city schools CEO Gregory Thornton and the Baltimore Oriole Bird mascot greeted a gaggle of young children with fresh uniforms and backpacks, all ready for the first day of...