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Md., Va. Schools See Large Influx of Immigrant Students

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WNEW) — As kids in Maryland and Virginia get settled into the 2014-2015 school year, some will have new classmates –unaccompanied immigrants placed in local homes by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Federal […]

09/04/2014

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Md. Comptroller: School Should Start After Labor Day

The first school bell of the year should not ring until after Labor Day, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot maintains, and now he’s planning to start a petition to see how many people agree with him.

08/11/2014

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7 Local High Schools Make U.S. News List of the Top 100

U.S. News and World Report’s annual list of the nation’s best high schools was released this week, and eight local schools made the top 100.

04/24/2014

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Education Board Lets Schools Seek Snow Day Waivers

Maryland school systems will be able to apply for waivers of up to five snow days incurred during this year’s winter weather.

03/25/2014

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Standardized Tests to Start This Week in Md.

Maryland schools plan to start their annual round of standardized tests this week, despite legislators’ efforts to cancel them this year.

03/03/2014

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O’Malley Announces Education Grants

Gov. Martin O’Malley is announcing $5.5 million in grants to boost digital learning and to help high school students earn college credit.

09/18/2013

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Maryland Schools Rank Best in Nation for 5th Straight Year

For the fifth time in as many years, Maryland’s public schools rank first in the nation according to Education Week’s annual ‘Quality Counts’ rankings.

01/10/2013

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Maryland Gets $6.7Million More To Turn Around Worst Schools

Maryland will receive $6.7 million from the federal government to continue turnaround efforts in the state’s worst schools, adding to the $60 million it has already received.

03/16/2012

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