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Maryland, 7 other states get waiver from No Child Left Behind

ATLANTA — Another eight states are gaining flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday. The Education Department has approved waivers for Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and ...

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C. Fraser Smith: ‘The habits of citizenship must be learned’ (access required)

On Election Day this year, I saw the perfect democratic tableau several times: A mother or father walking in bright sunlight toward the local polling place, son or daughter in hand. The children would be watching citizenship and democracy. They ...

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Obama honors Md. woman as national teacher of the year

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is honoring Michelle Shearer of Maryland as the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. Shearer teaches chemistry at Urbana High School in Frederick, Md. In a Rose Garden ceremony, Obama says Shearer represents all teachers ...

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