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First Lady Michelle Obama plays freeze dance with pre-kindergarten students. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Wants Americans To Post Videos On Social Media To ‘Show Me How You Move’

First lady Michelle Obama helped a museum spread some health advice Thursday: Drink up — water, that is.

02/20/2014

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Study: Record Share Of Wives Are More Educated Than Their Husbands

For the first time in the past 50 years, researchers have found that a record share of wives are more educated than their husbands.

02/13/2014

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Poll: Disparity Between Salaries Of Those With, Without College Degrees Growing

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center has found that the gap between salaries of those with college degrees and those without them is growing.

02/12/2014

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Education Official Argues Against Maryland School Assessment Cancellation

Legislation that seeks to cancel most standardized testing in Maryland’s public schools this spring would leave teachers unsure about what to plan for, a top state education official said Wednesday.

02/05/2014

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Bill Would Expand Prekindergarten to 1,600 Kids in Maryland

A measure to expand prekindergarten in Maryland for 1,600 children who are up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level will be part of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s legislative package.

01/16/2014

A new report finds that the federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Study: Feds Give Billions In Government Contracts To Labor Law Violators

A new report finds that the federal government awards billions of dollars in contracts each year to companies that routinely violate safety, health and wage regulations.

12/11/2013

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U.S. Students Not In Top 20 Globally In Math, Science and Reading

Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

12/03/2013

File photo of First Lady Michelle Obama. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Undertakes New Education Initiative

Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.

11/12/2013

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Md. Agrees to Mediation in Black Colleges Suit

The state of Maryland and attorneys representing historically black colleges have agreed to attempt to mediate a resolution to create high-demand academic programs at the schools.

10/31/2013

President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White House attention. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Md. Graduation Rate Up to 83.6 Percent in 2012

Maryland education officials say the state’s graduation rate was 83.6 percent for the class of 2012, an increase of 1.5 percentage points over two years.

10/31/2013

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