As Head Start Turns 50, Future of Program and Its Effectiveness Debated

Head Start is 50 years old this month, but the federal early-education program’s effectiveness and costs remain controversial among policymakers.

Cardin Legislation to Increase Mental Health Services Passes Senate

Legislation to provide increased federal funding for emergency services to mentally ill patients, authored by Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, is awaiting House action after unanimous approval by the Senate earlier this month.

Across Maryland, Bare-bones Household Budgets Soar Above Salaries

A Montgomery County family of three — an adult, a preschooler and a school-age child — needs about $78,000 just to make ends meet, a new report shows.