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Oculus CEO's $31M Gift to UMD Is Largest in University History

Oculus CEO's $31M Gift to UMD Is Largest in University History

Brendan Iribe, a Maryland native who made a fortune selling his company to Facebook, is financing a computer science building on campus.
Maryland Teacher on Leave for Mental Health, Not Novels

Maryland Teacher on Leave for Mental Health, Not Novels

Police are reportedly investigating the Eastern Shore educator for reasons other than school shooting literature.
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.
After 4-Hour Lockdown, Police Ramp Up Presence at Carroll Schools

After 4-Hour Lockdown, Police Ramp Up Presence at Carroll Schools

Police said measures were precautionary after threats on Thursday.
Carroll County Public Schools Make Weather Decision

Carroll County Public Schools Make Weather Decision

Snow was expected to fall until Monday afternoon.
Carroll County Closing/Delay Information for Monday, March 17

Carroll County Closing/Delay Information for Monday, March 17

Here's where to find information on school schedules for Monday, March 17, 2014.
Racially Themed Fraternity Party at Maryland College Sparks Investigation

Racially Themed Fraternity Party at Maryland College Sparks Investigation

A "CMT versus BET" party held by Phi Sigma Sigma sorority and Phi Delta Theta fraternity at McDaniel College in Westminster is raising objections.
Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Carroll County has an athletic trainer in every high school, a trend athletes and their advocates hope will catch on around the state.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carroll Schools Open Late Today, Jan. 15

Carroll Schools Open Late Today, Jan. 15

Carroll County is under a dense fog advisory until 9 a.m.
Community College Partners with Baltimore County Schools to Offer Free Classes to Students

Community College Partners with Baltimore County Schools to Offer Free Classes to Students

Eligible BCPS students can take up to four free classes at the Community College of Baltimore County.
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.
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?