Lawmakers weigh integrating services to break poverty cycle

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — To end multi-generational poverty, state and local agencies should integrate services such as early childhood development, temporary cash assistance and mental health programming, a governor-mandated commission told lawmakers Tuesday.

Senate Discusses Bill on Funding for After School Programs

The Senate votes preliminary approval for the Maryland Extended Day and Summer Enhancement Program that would fund after-school and summer programs for students in low income schools

Non-Profit Organizes Halloween Costume Drive, ‘Treats’ Kids in Need

Let’s Help Kids, a non-profit organization started by six-year-old Rachel Harris (who is now 12), conducts a Halloween costume drive every year to provide free costumes to children in need.

Maryland Legislator, Once Impoverished, Wants To Give Back To Low-Income Students

Alonzo Washington made it out of the projects and into the Maryland State House, and now he has a new project of his own: help low-income students in the state obtain a higher education.

Federal Ruling May Leave Thousands of Maryland Families Without Dental Insurance

Legal loopholes and hard-to-find information may discourage low-income Marylanders from getting sufficient dental insurance.

Poorer School Districts Tend to Have Higher Portions of Kids in Special Ed

In poorer public school districts in Maryland, the percentage of students receiving special education is disproportionately higher than in wealthier districts, and has been since early 2000.