RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Back to School

A collection of news and information related to Back to School published by this site and its partners.

Top Back to School Articles

Displaying items 73-84
  • Back-to-school rules can be a real education

    Back-to-school time. When I was a kid, mom would take me to the general store, down the dirt road, to buy school supplies. All I needed was a slate, some chalk and an old flour sack to carry my lunch in. One year I got a Robin Hood-themed flour sack, with...
  • Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech

    Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech
    After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment. State Democrats expressed near-...
  • River Hill High School freshman Tyler Conway named Miss Maryland Jr. Teen

    Few things give me as much satisfaction in writing this column, then to hear news of the children of parents whom I wrote about when they were school kids. Such is the case with the latest good news from Kenya Conway, whom I recall from her days as a...
  • Deserving students will benefit from Mark Hollingsworth Scholarship

    Earlier this year, I wrote about the Mark Hollingsworth Scholarship, founded in memory of a Sykesville man who died from lung cancer in July 2010, at the age of 48. Hollingsworth was a devoted family man, an avid traveler and triathlete, and a...
  • Back to School Nights

    The Baltimore County Public School System hosts back-to-school nights to allow parents and guardians to get to know the school their children will attend. Back-to-School Night activities are planned for these public schools in the area: Arbutus...
  • Change in employment led to narrow escape on 9/11

    Last Sunday, we all focused on a day of remembrance. Many of us were lucky to have our loved ones return home on that fateful Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Others were not so lucky. Each of us will forever remember where we were and what we were doing when...
  • Back to School night opens the lines of communication

    Like buying school supplies, Back to School night is synonymous with the opening of a new school year. Like buying school supplies, Back to School night is synonymous with the opening of a new school year. On Monday, Sept. 12, Bonnie Branch Middle...
  • There he goes again: Obama in full TV campaign mode on BET, mtvU, NBC ...

    There he goes again: Obama in full TV campaign mode on BET, mtvU, NBC ...
    Early in his presidency, Barack Obama's aversion to governing and addiction to going on television, led me to write that when the going gets tough, Obama goes on TV. Here we go again with the president moving from camera setup to camera setup talking...
  • Back-to-school nights a good time to meet, greet education professionals

    Back-to-school nights provide an invaluable opportunity for parents to meet their children's teachers, administrators and PTA representatives, and to get a feel for the students' daily routine. In our area, Marriotts Ridge High School will get an early...
  • Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending

    Retailers hope back-to-school season will boost spending
    It's the height of summer, but inside many Baltimore-area stores, fall has arrived. While shoppers sorted through racks of discounted shorts and tank tops, retailers at White Marsh Mall began displaying school backpacks and uniforms. Area Target stores...
  • For retailers, back-to-school shopping is becoming Christmas in July

    For retailers, back-to-school shopping is becoming Christmas in July
    Ted Williams wasn't at the pool last week. Nor was he on the basketball court, polishing off an ice cream cone, sleeping in till noon or catching a movie. One gloriously sunny midsummer day found him at Target, clutching a dictionary and gazing...
  • Maryland shoppers can avoid sales tax for week in August

    Maryland shoppers can avoid sales tax for week in August
    My colleague Jill Rosen wrote this week that retailers are pushing back-to-school shopping in July, far earlier than usual. But if you want to save sales tax – or 6 percent on certain purchases – do your back-to-school or other shopping...