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Maryland Teachers’ Group Launches Ad Campaign on Testing

Maryland educators are launching an advertising campaign to reduce standardized testing requirements.


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D.C. Schools Offering More AP Classes Than Ever

Public school students are heading back to class in the District of Columbia, and the city’s high schools are offering more Advanced Placement classes than ever.


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2 D.C.-Area School Districts Moving Away From Final Exams

Montgomery County’s school board has backed a plan to end final exams in middle-school- level courses and is looking closely at a proposal to scrap high school finals.


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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.


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Some Baltimore Co. School Bell Times to Change for 2015-16

Bell times for 18 Baltimore County public schools will change for the 2015-16 school year.


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Doctors: Children With Head Lice Should Not Be Kept Home From School

Children with head lice should not be kept home from school, new guidelines from leading pediatricians say.



More Than 3,000 Expected to Volunteer in D.C. Area

More than 3,000 volunteers are expected to help revitalize neighborhood parks, beautify schools and stock food banks in the Washington area as part of a national volunteer effort led by Comcast.


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Baltimore Schools to Lay Off 100 Employees

Baltimore City Public Schools are preparing to lay off 100 employees by the end of June.


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Some Area Schools Expecting Long School Year Due to Snow

Many schools in our region continued to cash-in on snow days Monday as ice and fog created hazardous conditions Monday and one Maryland school system is already warning parents that will mean a longer school year.


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Maryland Students, Educators Set for New Standardized Test

Maryland public schools are preparing for new standardized testing.