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How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Maryland lower than studies in the past.
'North Harford School Zone' Proposal from Parents Gains Traction

'North Harford School Zone' Proposal from Parents Gains Traction

Harford County Public Schools will consider the idea of a separate protocol for weather-related decisions.
Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Several spoke about 'untested standards' and teachers being 'deathly afraid' to oppose the program, while Maryland Board of Education defended it.
Harford Schools Opening on Time Friday

Harford Schools Opening on Time Friday

Public schools are to open as scheduled.
Harford County Schools Closed on Wednesday

Harford County Schools Closed on Wednesday

The school system made the call at 5:30 a.m.
Gettin' Hoot in Here: HCC's Mascot Stays Cool in New Threads

Gettin' Hoot in Here: HCC's Mascot Stays Cool in New Threads

The mascot for the Fighting Owls has a special new look.
State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

The Maryland Board of Education wants local school systems to move away from zero-tolerance policies and instead evaluate student discipline on a case-by-case basis.
Harford School Board Reverses Decision on Pay-to-Play Fee

Harford School Board Reverses Decision on Pay-to-Play Fee

Students getting free and reduced meals may have been a factor in the decision.
Harford School Board Reverses Decision on Pay-to-Play Fee

Harford School Board Reverses Decision on Pay-to-Play Fee

Students getting free and reduced meals may have been a factor in the decision.
Harford Schools Delayed on Friday

Harford Schools Delayed on Friday

Officials also announced the tentative last day of school.
Improving Economy Translates to Declining Md. Community College Enrollment

Improving Economy Translates to Declining Md. Community College Enrollment

Howard Community College gained the most students since 2010 of any Maryland public two-year school. The biggest decline came in Baltimore County.
Harford County Public Schools on Delayed Schedule Thursday

Harford County Public Schools on Delayed Schedule Thursday

Harford County Public Schools made alterations to the Jan. 23 schedule.
O’Malley’s Proposed Budget Calls For Hike in College Tuition

O’Malley’s Proposed Budget Calls For Hike in College Tuition

The planned increase is less than initially proposed, state leaders said.
'Every Student Counts': Anti-Bullying Demonstration at Aberdeen High School

'Every Student Counts': Anti-Bullying Demonstration at Aberdeen High School

Students and parents stood on Paradise Road asking for support against bullies.

Aberdeen High School Named 'School of the Year'

The Eagles excelled in Advanced Placement tests, according to the National Math and Science Initiative.
Maryland's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Maryland's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Maryland's Teacher of the Year joins educators from Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania as finalists for the national title.
Maryland Loses No. 1 Education Ranking - Sort Of

Maryland Loses No. 1 Education Ranking - Sort Of

The national education newspaper that ranks the states for the quality of their schools has changed its label for Maryland schools.
Harford Schools Start Late on Friday

Harford Schools Start Late on Friday

Morning prekindergarten and preschool programs were canceled.
Failing Grades: Which Maryland Schools Miss the Mark?

Failing Grades: Which Maryland Schools Miss the Mark?

What letter grade did Maryland school systems earn in a national study? What grade would you give your school district?
2 Schools Closed, Most Delayed in Harford County on Wednesday

2 Schools Closed, Most Delayed in Harford County on Wednesday

Two schools in Harford County will be closed Wednesday.