Shoppers across the country are expected to spend $26.7 billion in back-to-school shopping this year —an average of $634.78 per family, according to the National Retail Federation. But not every family is able to shell out the big bucks this season, with the lingering effects of a bad economy and money still being stretched tight. To meet the needs of those students, several organizations in the Laurel area are holding back-to-school donation drives for a need, they say, that is just not
To help parents learn about school resources, and to help students get ready for the new school year, Prince George's County Public Schools will hold its third annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Showplace Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., in Upper Marlboro.
The Baltimore Fire Department has adopted new educational requirements for officers seeking promotion to high-ranking positions, to be rolled out in three phases over the next seven years in order to give young officers time to pursue training courses and college credits.