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Maryland Students Lead Nation In AP Test Scores

The College Board says the Maryland class of 2013 led the nation in high scoring on Advanced Placement tests.

02/11/2014

Washington DC Area Hit By Spring Snow

D.C., Md. Schools Considering How To Make Up Snow Days

With D.C. public schools and more than half of Maryland’s 24 school districts having reached or exceeded their allocated snow days this year, officials are weighing their options about how to make up the days they’ve used.

02/06/2014

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D.C. Area Schools Quickly Running Out of Snow Days

With all the snow the Washington region has received this winter, school systems are running low — or, in some cases, have already hit their limit — on inclement weather days.

02/03/2014

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Delegate: Not Too Late to Cancel Standardized Test in Md.

Public schools are set to begin the Maryland School Assessments in less than five weeks, but lawmakers who consider the test too outdated say there’s still time to cancel it for the year. Next week, the House of Delegates will review a proposal to do that.

01/30/2014

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D.C. Schools Chancellor Knew of Test Cheating Claim

An elementary school principal’s claim that she saw teachers erasing answers on students’ test sheets had reached District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s desk within 24 hours of the alleged incident in late 2010.

01/30/2014

Two students were shot inside of a Philadelphia high school Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS Philadelphia)

Police: 2 Philadelphia High School Students Shot

Police are reporting that two students have been shot at a Philadelphia school.

01/17/2014

Nearly one-third (31 percent) of recent grads reported their monthly loan payments as greater than 12 percent of their income, a nearly 10 percent increase from 2000. Photo credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Should Students Learn Cursive? Some States Say Yes

The swirling lines from Linden Bateman’s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.

11/14/2013

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

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25:  Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for MTV)

Annapolis High School’s ‘Dance Contract’ Prohibits Twerking

If you can’t stop or won’t stop twerking (we’re looking at you, Miley), Annapolis High School will kick you out of the dance.

10/24/2013

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Md. Gov. Candidates Discuss Education

Maryland candidates for governor are telling the state’s teachers some of their plans for improving education.

10/18/2013

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