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The first wave of tests aligned to academic standards known as the Common Core was administered with little fanfare following a years-long process of teacher preparation, technology build-up and...
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More than 400 St. Mary’s teachers will receive a financial stipend this year through a state incentive. Dale Farrell, the director of the public schools’ department of human resources, told school...
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Charles County Public Schools administration has rolled out the draft of a new code of student conduct. The new code emphasizes the idea that students should be in school as much as possible, being...
2015/03/04 06:17
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Honor roll Information provided by St. Charles High School omitted Justin Crain from the second quarter honor roll. Justin, a ninth-grade, was named to the honors list. Matula to hold benefit...
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A bill that would regulate the workload for special education instructors in the state has earned frowns from lawmakers and school systems who say the legislation infringes on local control. Even the...
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A parent of a student in St. Mary’s public schools is asking that his child be allowed not to participate in standardized tests, including the new online state assessment beginning this spring. The...
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Greenbelt Elementary School was one of only three schools, and Prince George’s County’s sole representation, to be recognized by the state for its talented and gifted education. “It’s a real honor...
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Opposes bill placing law enforcement officers in all Maryland public schools by Lindsay A. Powers Staff Writer Montgomery County’s school board is supporting a state bill to require districts to...
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)- On a recent February afternoon, 125 seventh-grade students at Annapolis Middle School sat down in a multipurpose room with a laptop, pencils and graph paper at their desks. For...
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Vance named to Craik’s honor roll Information provided by Dr. James Craik Elementary School excluded fifth-grader Dustin Vance from its honor roll. He earned honors for the second quarter. Núñez to...
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When West Towson Elementary School first-grader Trevor Atkinson bounded off a school bus Friday afternoon on York Road, his mother, Nicole, was waiting — and so were two police cruisers sitting...
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Groff earns principal’s honors Information provided by Thomas Stone High School left Kacie Groff’s name off its second quarter honor roll. Kacie, a senior, earned principal’s honors for the second...
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Mother Catherine Academy, an independent Catholic school, will open in July shortly after Mother Catherine Spalding School closes its doors in June. The archdiocese announced the closure of the Helen...
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Joshua P. Starr is stepping down on Feb. 16 as Montgomery County Public Schools superintendendt, four months before his four-year contract would have ended. The county school board unanimously...
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Kenmoor Elementary School parents are protesting plans by the school system to turn their Landover school into an early childhood center, citing the school’s strong academic performance and importance...
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This is a grim time of year down on the farm. It’s dark, it’s cold and the grass is all gone, which means much of the time we devote to farm chores, maintenance and new projects goes into the eternal...
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Members of the Montgomery County School Board recently expressed concern about their ability to "communicate" with schools Superintendent Joshua Starr, according to school district memos obtained by...
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The percentage of Charles County students walking across the graduation stage come June has risen higher than the state average, though that number also continues to climb. Numbers released Tuesday...
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More than 94 percent of all Calvert County’s students eligible to graduate, within a four-year adjusted cohort, received diplomas last year, according to data released this week by the Maryland State...
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If graduation rates were letter grades, all three St. Mary’s public high schools would receive an A. For the second year in a row, the county’s graduation rate reached a record high — last spring it...
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