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Post-U. Md. poll: Maryland parents say crowded classrooms are a problem
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Oct 15, 6:50 AM: More than 6 in 10 Maryland parents with children 18 or younger believe crowded classrooms are a problem in their schools, according to a new poll that also shows substantial concern about low test scores and overtesting.
Montgomery County upgrades vocational training
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Oct 15, 5:25 AM: The 171,526-square-foot structure in Silver Spring sits next to the building that previously housed the school, which remains fenced off. More than 850 students are dually enrolled at Edison, which means they spend three class >
Expanded early college program allows Howard students to get a 'JumpStart'
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Sep 27, 6:13 AM: Nationwide, nearly 1.4 million high school students participated in dual enrollment programs in the 2010-2011 school year, an estimated 67 percent increase between 2002 to 2010, according to the Community College Research Center in >
Watershed Charter School will provisionally be granted charter to operate in Baltimore County
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Sep 26, 6:39 AM: A new charter school may open in Baltimore County as long as it can find a space to operate within the next two years.
Boundary struggles: A Maryland school system looks for more diversity
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Sep 26, 5:44 AM: Montgomery County’s school system is diverse, but its schools are less so. Some have high poverty rates, while others are tucked into affluent enclaves of the Maryland suburbs. Many bring together large percentages of students of >
Christina revamping high schools to focus on specific career pathways
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Sep 14, 6:09 AM: On Monday, the school board approved the district’s plan that will transform Newark, Glasgow and Christiana high schools by creating structured, concentrated pathways that will give each school a specific brand and focus in order to >
Over 500 students on Chesapeake Public Charter School wait list, school staff say
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Sep 5, 5:42 AM: While most St. Mary’s public school students kicked off the school year yesterday, staff and students at the charter school have been back in class since mid-August, with a student demographic this year that better mirrors the rest >
On the first day of class, Hogan and Jealous battle for education-minded voters
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Sep 5, 5:07 AM: In nearly four years in office, Hogan has emphasized seeking accountability on the billions the state already spends on school and giving more choice to parents via charter schools, vouchers and tax breaks for donations to private >
Baltimore schools stepping up efforts to recruit, retain more black teachers
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Aug 31, 6:55 AM: The city has for years struggled to recruit and retain a teaching force that reflects the children it serves. The challenge persists even as research emerges showing that a black person’s presence at the front of a classroom has the >
Advisory panels say improving Maryland's public schools will require expanded pre-K and changes to teacher pay
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Aug 24, 5:13 AM: A commission examining how to overhaul Maryland’s public schools system received far-reaching recommendations Thursday that call for major expansions of early childhood education and a change in how teachers are paid.
Editorial: Pursue charter school for right reasons, not to save North Carroll building
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Aug 10, 7:30 AM: Following County Commissioner turned Board of Education candidate Doug Howard’s meeting at the end of last month, in which he put forward the idea of bringing a charter school to continue using the North Carroll High School building >
Editorial: North Carroll charter school worth exploring, but not a sure thing
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Aug 1, 7:26 AM: We’re not opposed to a public charter school in Carroll County. In fact, we think it would be welcomed by many county residents. But the process to opening a charter school is not a simple one, nor should it be expected to result in >
Hampstead residents come out to talk charter school at North Carroll
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Jul 31, 6:05 AM: An email blast Friday afternoon gave Hampstead residents short notice of a community meeting hosted by Commissioner Doug Howard, R-District 5, on Monday night to discuss the future of North Carroll High School.
Proposed Baltimore County charter school takes application fight to state officials
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Jul 11, 5:23 AM: A group of Baltimore County parents attempting to open a nature-oriented charter school have hit roadblocks at the county level and are now taking their case to the state school board.
How one Maryland high school successfully boosted minority student enrollment in advanced classes
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Jul 10, 6:10 AM: But strong supports for students and their teachers can lead to raised expectations, greater challenges and very real successes. That’s the path taken by Maryland’s Hammond High School, where faculty and staff, parents and community >
Baltimore Teachers Helping To Enroll Students Into School
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Jul 2, 7:11 AM: Over the next five weeks, the teachers could help find $3.5 million for Baltimore City Schools. Last year, they hit 36,000 homes and in the process they got parents to register their kids for the first time and talked school >
Hogan announces $18M for education initiatives
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Jun 22, 5:43 AM: Governor Larry Hogan today announced $18.6 million in new education funding to go toward a series of initiatives, including recommendations from Maryland’s Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, known as the Kirwan >
Maryland’s governor stands up to a misguided effort from teachers unions
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Jun 5, 6:29 AM: A bill that would have changed the composition of the Maryland State Board of Education by adding three seats that would have gone to two current teachers and the parent of a current public school student was vetoed May 24 by Mr. >
Baltimore school board considering six new charter schools
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Jun 4, 7:17 AM: The school, which aims to produce the next generation of global leaders, is looking to open a second location in West Baltimore in the 2019-20 school year. It’s one of six charter school applications that the school board is >
The Radical Self-Reliance of Black Homeschooling
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May 18, 7:09 AM: Racial inequality in Baltimore’s public schools is in part the byproduct of long-standing neglect. In a system in which eight out of 10 studentsare black, broken heaters forced students to learn in frigid temperatures this past >

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