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Head Start

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  • City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K

    City Head Start program to go full time for all, send more kids to public pre-K
    Changes to Baltimore's Head Start this fall will provide longer days and an extended school year for hundreds of children in its care, a move intended to help low-income parents free up time for work and boost the youngsters' development. Under a...
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Cockeysville-based children's website

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt acquires Cockeysville-based children's website
    The publisher of the "Curious George" children's books expanded its presence in the fast-growing early-childhood education market with the acquisition of Cockeysville-based children's learning website Curiosityville. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which...
  • New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background

    New head of NAACP, a relative unknown, has deep civil rights background
    He'd been leader of a New Jersey social justice organization since 2008, making inroads on housing and employment issues, when Cornell Brooks, a soft-spoken lawyer and minister, got an opportunity he didn't see coming. The NAACP, a national...
  • Patricia R. Amass, educator

    Patricia R. Amass, educator
    Patricia R. Amass, a retired Carroll County educator and volunteer who focused her efforts on those living in Third World countries, died Monday of abdominal cancer at Carroll Hospice's Dove House in Westminster. She was 78. "Pat defined the statement of...
  • Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards

    Volunteers recognized with annual ACS awards
    After retiring from his government job in 2008, Steve Sternheimer began what he calls "a second career," volunteering. Each week, the Columbia resident drives seniors everywhere from doctor's offices and the grocery store to church and even the hair...
  • Long lines for soups at 8th Empty Bowls

    Long lines for soups at 8th Empty Bowls
    In its eighth year, Empty Bowls has become not only a major fundraiser for one of Baltimore's oldest and busiest charities but a popular event for which people are willing to get in line early. Half an hour before doors opened Saturday at the Maryland...
  • As session wraps, most Howard bills on track to pass

    As session wraps, most Howard bills on track to pass
    As Maryland legislators begin the final day of voting before the 2014 session comes to a close at midnight tonight, most Howard County-specific bills are on track to passing or have already passed.  According to Howard County delegation chair Del. Guy...
  • Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]

    Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]
    Reading Daniel Rodricks' latest liberal lunacy ("Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not spine," April 5), I was amazed as to how he wanted to equate Democrats with being sensible or somehow concerned about anyone other than themselves. First...
  • Businesses invest in education [Commentary]

    Businesses invest in education [Commentary]
    Business leaders are investing in education in Baltimore, and not just out of charity or to "give back." While both are worthy purposes, our business leaders recognize the bottom line value in a growing and diverse Baltimore economy. Investment in...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission

    United Way wants a new home to reflect its new mission
    United Way of Central Maryland is looking for a new home, a move leaders hope will embody the charity's shift from a funnel for corporate dollars into a hands-on partner of service organizations. When the emphasis was on corporate fundraising, "of course...
  • The unfinished war [Commentary]

    The unfinished war [Commentary]
    Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....