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Despite ‘Race to the Top’ delays, Md. on track

Federal education officials say some Maryland “Race to the Top” programs were delayed by hiring troubles in the first year of the initiative, but the state is “well-positioned” for a second year and beyond. Maryland was awarded $250 million in ...

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Maryland, 8 other states win early learning grant

WASHINGTON — Nine states will share $500 million in grant money won in a high-profile competition intended to jump-start improvements in early childhood programs, the Obama administration announced Friday. California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island and ...

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Poverty in 4 Md. school systems above average

More than one in four school-aged children in Somerset County and Baltimore City school districts live in poverty, the highest rates in the state, according to recently released census data. In these two school districts, plus those in Dorchester and ...

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Maryland’s ‘civic health’ is good, not great

Maryland’s “civic health” — the engagement of citizens in public life — compared to other states is good but not outstanding, according to a new study released Tuesday. “Maryland is ahead of the national average on every important measure of ...

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