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Prince George’s Co. Council Approves $2.95B Budget, 4% Tax Increase for Schools

Passing by a 6-3 margin, the Prince George’s County Council approved a $2.95 billion budget that rejects the county executive’s proposal to bring in extra money for the school system.

05/28/2015

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Va. AG: School Boards Can Ban Discrimination Against Gays

Local school boards in Virginia have authority to include sexual orientation and gender identity in their anti-discrimination policies, according to the state’s attorney general.

03/05/2015

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Md. Parents, Students Hold ‘Sleep-In’ for Later School Start Times

Dozens of students and parents rolled out their sleeping bags and sported their pajamas in a “sleep-in” protest outside the Montgomery County Board of Education Monday afternoon.

02/09/2015

A Maryland middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly authored two fiction books depicting a “futuristic school shooting” using a pseudonym.  (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

13K+ Sign Petition for Md. Schools to Start After Labor Day

The push for school starting after Labor Day in Maryland hit another milestone Thursday as advocates unveiled the results of their petition drive to sign up supporters of the plan.

01/15/2015

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Civil Rights Pioneer: ‘We All Know There Are Schools Being Segregated Again’

Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension.

11/14/2014

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Md. School System Strips Religious Names from Calendar

Maryland’s largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from next year’s school calendar, including Christian holidays such as Easter and Christmas, and the Jewish holidays of Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

11/12/2014

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97 Percent of Md. Teachers Receive ‘Effective’ Grades

A new report card for Maryland public school teachers reveals that nearly three percent of the states teachers are rated ineffective, the Maryland State Department of Education says.

10/28/2014

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U.S. Grants Aimed at Assisting Va. Schools, Students

More than $13 million in federal funding is headed to Virginia to improve mental health services for students and to expand school safety programs.

10/17/2014

Police are shown helping during dismissal at Maury Elementary School in Alexandria on Tuesday. (Photo Credit: Alexandria Police)

Alexandria Students Released After Lock-in

Students in all Alexandria Public Schools were on lock-in Tuesday afternoon after someone reportedly waved a weapon near a school, police say.

09/16/2014

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Va. Education Leader Continuing Listening Tour

The Virginia Board of Education’s leader is continuing a listening tour to hear about important issues facing the state’s public schools.

09/06/2014

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