| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:11 AM
Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Newly released numbers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tell a bittersweet story: Federal sequestration spending cuts had a smaller impact on Maryland's Head Start early childhood education program than expected, but they still hurt. ...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Laurel-area schools in Howard, Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties have all scheduled back-to-school nights for parents and students. Students in Prince George's County began school Monday, Aug. 19. Students in Howard and Anne Arundel begin school...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 6:07 AM
Fred Eiland has thought about running for office for the past five years. And on his birthday — July 23 — he made it official by filing for the state delegate race in District 13.
Eiland, 58, a Democrat from Columbia, said that public...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts.
The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
| May 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Thank you for Jamie Smith Hopkins front page story on the growth of poverty in suburbs across Maryland ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21). The article is must reading for policymakers, civic groups, faith-based leaders and...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Over the past decade, multiple studies have confirmed that spending on high-quality early childhood education is a wise investment and a successful hedge against poverty.
Children who attend Head Start, America's comprehensive early childhood...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Slim Harrison visits Howard County's Tubman Head Start Center with musical instruments that many preschoolers have never seen, and he brings tales and songs many have never heard.
He takes the children on imaginary journeys to where the instruments,...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Over the past decade many studies have reached the conclusion that investing in high-quality early childhood education is a successful hedge against poverty.
Students who attend Head Start, America's comprehensive early childhood education and...
| Dec 19, 2012
America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society.
Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Now that sequestration is upon us, our nation's leaders continue to debate which federal programs provide the best bang for the buck. When they ask how effective Head Start is, many legislators have cited the Head Start Impact Study. It concludes that...