| Aug 16, 2014
| 6:04 AM
Malik Smallwood lounged in front of Baltimore's Juvenile Justice Center, puffing on a cigarette and his recalling his teenage years spent in and out of the facility — he called it "kiddie camp."
Now 18, Smallwood said temptation loomed on the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Last month's enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), so long in the making, is a milestone. It makes important updates to our workforce training system and demonstrates national support for the expanded use of sector strategies...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Dr. LeDamien Myers had just returned home after a 30-hour shift interning at a Baltimore hospital, when he happened to catch a CNN report about the challenges confronting America's schools.
As the first male on the maternal side of his family to...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Earlier this month, The Baltimore Sun published an important story describing the expansion of Alternative Response (AR) across Maryland ("A new tactic to halt child abuse in Maryland," July 5). The new system assigns child abuse and neglect cases to...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:18 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:40 PM
When Baltimore's government, colleges, businesses, non-profits, arts institutions and citizens work together, the city's future comes into more distinct focus. It is a future where creativity and innovation are competitive advantages, where our culture...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Baltimore is changing the way it handles cases of alleged child abuse and neglect — part of a broad social-services strategy that has been touted by Maryland officials but abandoned in some other states.
The new approach, which is designed to...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men.
The initiative, which...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:17 PM
How can Baltimoreans "strive for environmental justice for all citizens, particularly in the face of climate change?"
That's one of the central questions to be tackled Thursday evening at a forum put on by the Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks &...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 12:11 PM
When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus.
| Jan 1, 2014
The public outcry against the proposed construction of a $70-million juvenile jail in Baltimore City over the past several years — and the subsequent halting of that plan — sent a strong message to the governor, as well as juvenile services...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to use $10,000 in private foundation grants to fund a program designed to help low-income families stretch their food stamp benefits undoubtedly will help many of those struggling to make ends meet in...