| Jul 25, 2012
Fewer Maryland children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods than a decade ago, but the lingering economic slump has left more parents without a steady paycheck, theAnnie E. Casey Foundationreported Wednesday.
The Baltimore-based charity ranks...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:41 PM
A new report being released today calls on the Baltimore region to rethink economic development, pointing to a worrying trend: a mounting share of low-wage jobs shutting more and more residents out of the middle class.
The number of jobs in largely low-...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:12 PM
The Annie E. Casey Foundation and other Baltimore institutions are organizing to help accelerate the growth of well-paying jobs and make sure more residents are qualified to land them, building on the recommendations of a new study that envisions the...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:58 PM
The rate of youth confinement in Maryland declined by nearly half over a 13-year period, outpacing the national average amid a "sea change" in the approach toward dealing with young people who break the law, according to a report released by a national...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 9:58 AM
The independent watchdog agency that oversees Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services recently released a report showing the state made important progress last year toward improving conditions for youths held in its three largest juvenile detention...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:28 PM
In Maryland, 93,000 teens and young adults are neither working nor in school, a trend that threatens future financial stability and predicts chronic joblessness, advocates said Monday.
And unemployment among those ages 16 to 24 is the highest in the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to.
It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 10:16 AM
Maryland schools are spending a fortune to raise achievement — $60,000 for each additional student who becomes proficient. It's too high a price for the results we have been getting. We need to do better.
Between 2003 and 2009, Maryland increased...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Jarrettsville Elementary School, Patterson Mill Middle School and Patterson Mill High School are the recipients of the Harford County Public Library 2011 Summer Reading Trophies.
The trophies were awarded to the elementary, middle and high school with...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 3:14 AM
A group of Baltimore's health care leaders has crafted a plan to cut new cases of HIV infection by 25 percent by 2015, as part of an overall strategy to cope with a disease that has plagued the city for decades.
The plan, scheduled to be given to Mayor...
| May 12, 2011
| 1:21 PM
Baltimore needs a better way to handle juveniles who are charged as adults. The current system of housing them in a wing of the city's detention center is dangerous and inefficient. But a new report from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 1:02 PM
One day in the fall of 2010, Scott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. The lawyer had found Marder's name in a directory maintained by the National LGBT...