Education

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With one year under their belts, Maryland teachers are still learning how to apply the more rigorous Common Core State Standards in their classrooms.

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will hold her annual back to school rally from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at War Memorial Plaza.

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  More than 500 students in Maryland’s Gifted and Talented programs are going beyond regular classroom instruction at camps this summer.

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack helped serve lunch at a Baltimore city school Friday.

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Many homeless parents in Baltimore City depend on free summer camps to give their children a place to go during the day.

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Baltimore City School's new CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton spent his first day on the job visiting district summer programs.

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For the past four years, every single graduate at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in East Baltimore was accepted into college. The college prep school's officials say they work hard to keep their mainly low-income students on track.

Keeping their students focused on success means giving extra attention and support. School officials say they keep their students on the road to college by reminding them that there are consequences when they don't follow school rules.

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The teachers at Battle Monument School for special needs students in Dundalk have given their charges a special send-off on the last day of school for the last 20 years. And this year was no exception. Monday afternoon, they gathered outside the school as the students were wheeled onto their buses, smiling and waving. And when the last child was securely aboard, the buses took off, blasting horns and circling the school’s entrance drive several times as teachers cheered and waved farewell for the summer. Principal Jerry easterly says the send-off could put a tear in your eye.

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More than 200 Baltimore teachers said goodbye to their students for the summer Monday and headed for the district’s headquarters on North Avenue to protest last minute changes in the way they are evaluated.

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  For Baltimore County teacher Danielle Miller, Monday is not only the last day of school; it’s the end of her rookie year.

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