Education

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At some schools in Baltimore city, 65 percent of students miss 20 or more days of school annually.

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One of the biggest controversies so far this year in Baltimore County should be settled Tuesday night. The county school board is expected to choose between two redistricting plans for the new Mays Chapel Elementary School, about five miles north west of Timonium.

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This month, Baltimore city school's interim Superintendent Tisha Edwards warned 61 principals that they could face disciplinary action if they don’t reduce high chronic absenteeism rates in their schools.

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In the last month, students from an Anne Arundel County middle school have used cell phones and social media to distribute nude images of their classmates, causing parents to turn a more attentive eye to their kids’ internet and cell phone use.

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Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is dropping his opposition to a partially-elected county school board, improving the odds that legislation to create that will pass in this year’s General Assembly session.

STEM Learning Gets Fishy On Fox Island

Mar 14, 2014
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Educators from around the country have adopted environmental literacy and science, engineering and technology (STEM) programs as part of a grass roots movement to get kids outside and learning.

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Baltimore County schools finished their first-ever Bullying Prevention Week today. 

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In the West African country of Ghana, 98 percent of the country's primary and secondary students are enrolled in school, but in some areas, a significant number do not attend classes regularly.  

The University of Maryland said one of its databases was the "victim of a sophisticated computer security attack" that exposed the personal information of more than 300,000 faculty, staff, students and others who were issued an ID at their College Park and Shady Grove campuses.

"I am truly sorry," Wallace D. Loh, the university president said in a statement. "Computer and data security are a very high priority of our University."

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Governor Martin O’Malley put $4.3 million in the budget he delivered to the General Assembly Wednesday to expand pre-kindergarten programs throughout the state.

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