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Schools

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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.
Baltimore County Student Charged after School Shooting Threat

Baltimore County Student Charged after School Shooting Threat

The student reportedly made a threat using Facebook that Superintendent Dallas Dance got wind of this week.
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.
Millbrook Elementary School Closes Early

Millbrook Elementary School Closes Early

An electrical problem caused the closure, Baltimore County Public Schools said.
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.
Joppa View Elementary to Pilot BCPS Technology Program

Joppa View Elementary to Pilot BCPS Technology Program

The Perry Hall school is one of 10 schools piloting a program to use digital learning devices for Baltimore County students.
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.
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's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Baltimore County'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.
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?
Looking Ahead: Winter/Spring 2014 School Calendar

Looking Ahead: Winter/Spring 2014 School Calendar

Baltimore County Public School closings and early dismissals in early 2014.
Maryland Universities Protest Israel Boycott

Maryland Universities Protest Israel Boycott

UMBC leaders called the boycott "inconsistent with the tenets of academic freedom."