July 21, 2016

Child advocates sought in Baltimore County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore County, which supports and advocates for Baltimore County’s 600 abused and neglected children, will hold three upcoming information sessions at various locations throughout […]
May 4, 2016

New certification encourages Maryland schools to start later in day

Gov. Larry Hogan has signed into a law a bill that creates an “Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours” certification that is aimed at encouraging school […]
May 1, 2016

What happened when a school gave kids more recess

This story is from back in January, but it’s worth reading, especially now that there is a formal group fighting for more recess in Baltimore County […]
April 25, 2016

Parents of teen who died pen letter about drinking and driving

Here is a family’s open letter to teens, in advance of prom and graduation season, about the night their son died after drinking and driving. They’ve […]
April 20, 2016

Student teacher says computers are turning kids into zombies

Students have turned into “miniature zombies” and “technology-addicted beasts” because of excessive computer use, says a student teacher at Carroll Manor Elementary in Baltimore County. “I’d […]
April 13, 2016

Stop taking away recess (and make it longer, too), Baltimore County advocates say

A new advocacy group is calling for at least 40 minutes of recess per day at public elementary schools in Baltimore County. The group, Maryland Advocates […]
March 14, 2016

Regulations for students’ computer use proposed in General Assembly

A bill that would require the Maryland Department of Education to develop “computer health and safety guidelines” will have a hearing in the Senate on Wednesday. […]
March 8, 2016

Op-ed: Technology is engaging, but is it really teaching kids?

By Anne Spigelmire Groth As retired teachers, my husband and I have followed the current initiative in Baltimore County Public Schools to place a computer in each […]