| 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 —...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:09 PM
For those who believe Phelps Luck Elementary School paraeducator Donna Schulze is too outspoken or too uncompromising on issues relating to her profession, she's got a message for you: Too bad.
"If I see something, I'm going to speak up," said Schulze,...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 11:04 AM
If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:39 AM
We love to share good news with our readers about the many outstanding young adults in our community, and this time we have several to boast about.
Six area students were honored at the annual Youth Appreciation Night held by the Optimist Club of...
| Feb 21, 2013
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker III joined Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett Tuesday to urge Congress to find a way to avoid sequestration.
"We want Congress to act, we need them to act now...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:36 PM
A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared.
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Over the past six years, Maryland has taken a balanced approach when it comes to fiscal policy — making responsible cuts to spending while prioritizing investments in jobs, opportunity, and a stronger middle class. Because of this balanced approach,...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 1:29 PM
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland, a nonprofit organization with locations in Arbutus and Halethorpe to support individuals with disabilities achieve independence and productivity, name these women to its board of directors:
• Vanessa Jones,...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Without a ride to work, it would have been a lot more difficult for Ronika Ford to get her first part-time job working at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Educational Center a few miles from her Annapolis home.
Ford, 18, worked for two summers mulching...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:00 AM
The recent article by Joe Pettit entitled, "Achievement gap: It's still about race" (Feb. 24) misses a much larger picture.
It has been nearly 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society." In 1964 two important pieces of legislation were...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Plainville School Readiness Council is seeking proposals from Plainville pre-school providers wishing to apply for grant funded School Readiness spaces which may be added in response to the Governor's proposal to expand early childhood education in...