| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's announcement this month of an investment of $1.5 billion into the state's transportation program came close on the heels of President Barack Obama's recent commitment to grow national manufacturing. Both of these efforts represent...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Dozens of boys and girls stretched to a Taylor Swift song before an all-out dance session. Outside, a group of children did cannon balls and splashed in the pool. Others awaited the star attractions of the recreation center at Liberty Elementary School...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years.
With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
| Jun 24, 2013
Maryland, which has seen improvements in childhood education and health in recent years, ranks No. 10 in the country for overall child well-being, according to a report released today by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Despite the high...
| 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...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In their commentary ("Six steps for post-Alonso school reform," May 14), Thomas Wilcox, Diane Bell-McKoy and Laura Gamble use many lofty and idealistic sounding words to promote their vision. However, it bears noting that education "reformers" are well-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 1:55 PM
The Horizon Foundation, Howard County's largest philanthropic organization, has hired a new president and chief executive officer to replace founder Richard Krieg, who is retiring this week after 13 years at its helm.
Nicolette Highsmith Vernick,...