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EPA awards $173,000 to Md. Coastal Bays program

OCEAN CITY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it is giving $173,400 to the Maryland Coastal Bays Program for students on the Eastern Shore to pursue environmental careers. The funds are for educational, research, and career-related activities focusing on ...

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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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Jeanne Allen: Maryland lags in support of charter schools

Maryland’s leaders boasts that the state’s education system is No. 1, a subjective assessment made by a news magazine based on factors entirely unrelated to student outcomes, such as money spent and teacher education. But The Nation’s Report Card this ...

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Former Charles Co. school official charged with theft

WASHINGTON — A former school official in Maryland who had oversight of her district’s federal funds for low-income students is accused of using tens of thousands of dollars to buy computers, video game consoles and other electronics for herself 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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