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Maryland Approves $131 Million More For School Construction

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved an additional $131 million in unallocated funding for school construction funding.

05/14/2014

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Schools Seek Changes To Healthier Lunch Rules

Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

05/05/2014

President Barack Obama presents Sean McComb, a teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Baltimore County, with the National Teacher of the Year award at the White House in Washington, D.C., May 1, 2014. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Baltimore County Teacher Honored at White House

A Maryland high school teacher who helps push students toward college is being honored at the White House as the National Teacher of the Year.

05/01/2014

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Maryland Teacher Named National Teacher of the Year

A Maryland high school teacher has been named the 2014 National Teacher of the Year.

04/30/2014

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Report: Md. High School Graduation Rate Hits 84%

An annual report on high school graduation says Maryland’s high school graduation rate is 84 percent, slightly above the national high school graduation rate.

04/28/2014

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Woman Pleads Guilty To $144K Theft From Education Nonprofit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington D.C., where she worked in accounting. Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, […]

04/23/2014

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Michelle Obama Tours Howard U. With Rapper Bow Wow

First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today’s global economy.

04/17/2014

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O’Malley Signs Bill Expanding Maryland’s Pre-K Program

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state’s pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families.

04/08/2014

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Study: No Link Between School Spending, Student Achievement

Decades of increased taxpayer spending per student in U.S. public schools has not improved student or school outcomes from that education, and a new study finds that throwing money at the system is simply not tied to academic improvements.

04/07/2014

President Barack Obama tours a class at Bladensburg High School on April 7, 2014 in Bladensburg, Md. Obama visited the school to announce 24 recipients of $107 million in Youth CareerConnect grants, including $7 million for Bladensburg, intended to help better prepare students for higher education. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama at Md. School: Students Need Help to Get ‘In-Demand Jobs’

Obama is announcing the grants at Bladensburg High School, one of three high schools in Washington’s Maryland suburbs that have created a Youth CareerConnect Program.

04/07/2014

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