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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.
Dundalk Student Charged in Stricker School Shooting Threat

Dundalk Student Charged in Stricker School Shooting Threat

The teen reportedly threatened on Facebook that there would be a shootout Friday at General John Stricker Middle School.
Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Baltimore County has athletic trainers in some schools.
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.
Baltimore County Public Schools Make Weather Decision

Baltimore County Public Schools Make Weather Decision

The school system announced Wednesday morning whether schools would be open.
No Evening High School in Baltimore County

No Evening High School in Baltimore County

Baltimore County canceled evening high school.
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.
Baltimore County Schools Increase Graduation Rate

Baltimore County Schools Increase Graduation Rate

The school system reported the graduation rate for seniors increased 2.47 percent.
Burst Pipe Closing Dundalk-Area School Early

Burst Pipe Closing Dundalk-Area School Early

Colgate Elementary School is affected by the water main break.
Keen Eye Wins Photography Award for Dundalk-Area Student

Keen Eye Wins Photography Award for Dundalk-Area Student

Lauren Witemore won second place in a photography exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Improving Economy Translates to Declining Community College Enrollment

Improving Economy Translates to Declining 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.
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.
Baltimore County Residents Invited to Weigh In on School System's Proposed Operating Budget

Baltimore County Residents Invited to Weigh In on School System's Proposed Operating Budget

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance has submitted an operating budget requesting $1.38 billion for fiscal year 2015.
Let CCBC Events Help You Through The Winter Doldrums

Let CCBC Events Help You Through The Winter Doldrums

The Community College of Baltimore County offers music recitals, theater performances, star-gazing parties and guest speakers.
Patapsco High's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Patapsco High'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.
Baltimore, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties Demand More School Construction Money

Baltimore, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties Demand More School Construction Money

Maryland’s three largest jurisdictions are calling on the state legislature to approve more funding to build schools.
Baltimore County Wants to Paint the Town Blue for Education

Baltimore County Wants to Paint the Town Blue for Education

Baltimore County Public Schools is kicking off its "We Are Team BCPS" campaign to encourage more parent, community and business engagement with public schools.
MD Law School Dean Honored Among Most Influential in Legal Education

MD Law School Dean Honored Among Most Influential in Legal Education

Dean Phoebe Haddon is focused on matching lawyers with people in need. She also helped secure a $30 million gift to the Maryland law school.
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.