The Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to close down all schools until officials get a handle on heating problems that have already closed some buildings and left children shivering in others.
At the end of a mayoral forum Thursday on environmental matters facings Baltimore, 8-year-old twins Christopher and Lenaya Conyers walked up to the microphone to ask the candidates what plans they have for the city's youth. Councilman Nick J. Mosby, a Democrat, said he wants to launch an aggressive campaign to get rid houses of lead paint and sue the manufacturers who produced it 50 years ago. Green Party contender Joshua Harris said he wants to make sure children have water they can safely
The University of Maryland, College Park agreed to actively recruit qualified alumni of the Knowledge is Power Program charter schools in Baltimore and Washington and provide them with academic, financial and social support.