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Congrats to Dr. LaMarr D. Shields. He is now a 2016 Open Society Institute (OSI) Fellow (Read More)

Every year the Open Society Institute-Baltimore surveys the field of innovative, proactive residents in our city who are trying to improve the community with a beloved-if-scrappy project and gives 10 of them a vote of confidence and a $60,000 leg…

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Meditation, not Medication

An increasing number of children have been showing elevated signs of stress, restlessness, and anxiety starting at a very early age. I know meditation is a great tool to find peace and balance amid our hectic lives—that’s why I enjoy…

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A new book by Dr. Shields encourages readers to learn from the chaos (KAOS) in their lives

http://www.examiner.com/article/baltimore-memoir-leads-to-discovery-and-empowerment  

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Saving Lives When Seconds Count

Prevention is the key to keeping our schools safe. When violence erupts, the signs are usually there ahead of time. Students and staff alike need a safe, effective way to report incidents or behaviors that concern them. Therefore, the goal…

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When Tragedy Strikes, All LIVES Matter

In unison, we all should be shouting, all lives matter. Just over two weeks after thousands died in a mammoth earthquake, Nepal got hit hard again Tuesday — with another powerful tremor that has left dozens more dead, more than…

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Books, Not Bars for Our Boys

Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one is quite sure why. Some of the reasons are biological.  Some of the reasons are sociological. The good news is that research…

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Create a ‘Bar Mitzvah’ for Black and Brown Boys

Although I spend most of the year on the road, I am startled by how many local news stations portray Black and Brown Boys. The headlines all read the same: shootings and murders of young Black and Brown boys by…

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Dr. Shields Kick-off National Book Tour

Learning to read is critical to a child’s success – both in school and in life. Literacy is one of the best predictors of a child’s future success. But a child without access to books won’t have the chance to…

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View Pics From Language Immersion Trip To Haiti & Dominican Republic

Dr. Shields traveled with the Paul Robeson (PRAISE) Academy scholars and family members for 1 week across the border from the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Scholars had the opportunity to fully engage with the local community, learning about the cultural…

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