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  • Kids count; so do parents [Editorial]

    Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than they were in 1990, when the first book was published, and in some ways they are faring worse. For the good, we can credit a number of wise public policy efforts over the last generation, and for the ill, we can blame macroeconomic and social changes for which we have been unable — or unwilling — to mount a policy response.
  • Keeping the youngest students in school is the right policy [Letter]

    Keeping the youngest students in school is the right policy [Letter]
    I am pleased that Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton has issued a new policy directive at the start of his tenure requiring principals to consult with the central office before suspending pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students ("City seeks to...

    Keep them in class [Editorial]

    Keep them in class  [Editorial]
    It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to...

    Towson parade's featured community celebrates new Y

    Towson parade's featured community celebrates new Y
    Every year, the Towson Fourth of July Parade picks a local community to spotlight. This year's honoree is more than a single community. It's more like a village. The Orokawa Family Center Y in Towson, 600 W. Chesapeake Ave., serves 10,000 people...

    Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor

    Brown, Hogan win primaries for Maryland governor
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown claimed victory in the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday after early returns suggested a landslide win. "It's about where we're going. It's about what next," Brown said in a victory speech as he led with three times as...