State releases district level PARCC scores for Maryland students

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  • Baltimore County police identify victim in Woodlawn homicide

    Baltimore County police identify victim in Woodlawn homicide

    Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the man killed in Woodlawn Monday night as 21-year-old Gary Tyshawn Bowser. Officers found Bowser shot just near the 1000 block of Coleridge Court before 6 p.m. Monday, police said. He was taken to a hospital and died an hour later, police said. A phone...

  • Candidates for Baltimore mayor to meet in forum tonight

    Candidates for Baltimore mayor to meet in forum tonight

    Candidates running to be Baltimore's next mayor will meet tonight in a forum hosted by the Canton Community Association. Democrat Catherine E. Pugh, Republican Alan Walden and Green Party candidate Joshua Harris are scheduled to take questions from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the United Evangelical Church....

  • Dispute resolution expert backs MASN, Orioles in 'friend' brief

    Dispute resolution expert backs MASN, Orioles in 'friend' brief

    An attorney who has served as an administrator in some of the nation's highest-profile settlements has weighed in on the side of the Orioles in the club's dispute with Major League Baseball over broadcast rights fees. Kenneth Feinberg – who served as special master of the Sept. 11 victim compensation...

  • State releases district level PARCC scores for Maryland students

    State releases district level PARCC scores for Maryland students

    Howard County and Carroll County students scored better this year in nearly every grade and subject on Maryland's annual standardized tests — widening the gap between other Baltimore area school systems, which had mixed results. But even in the highest performing counties, at least 40 percent of...

  • Tuesday morning arson the latest crime in Johnston Square neighborhood

    Tuesday morning arson the latest crime in Johnston Square neighborhood

    An arsonist set fire to a row house in East Baltimore, trapping two people on the second floor Tuesday morning, the fire department said. Firefighters entered the burning house and rescued both people. No one was hurt, they said, but one family was displaced. The fire started about 6 a.m. and within...

  • Naked man interrupts, joins in Univ. of Maryland student's workout

    Naked man interrupts, joins in Univ. of Maryland student's workout

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Police are looking for a man who showed up naked to a woman student's exercise routine on the University of Maryland campus. University of Maryland Police issued a safety notice saying the student called police at about 5:20 a.m. Monday to report the indecent exposure. ...

  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Cambridge house fire

    1 killed, 3 injured in Cambridge house fire

    CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — One person has died and three others have been injured, including two firefighters, after a Cambridge house fire. Media outlets report that the fire began early Tuesday morning at a home in a Cambridge neighborhood. Firefighters say one person has been killed, and another...

  • National Aquarium brings back 'Pay What You Want Day'

    National Aquarium brings back 'Pay What You Want Day'

    The National Aquarium in Baltimore is bringing back "Pay What You Want Day" on Nov. 6, allowing visitors to choose their admission price.  The annual event usually attacts more than 7,500 guests, according to a news release from the aquarium. T. Rowe Price, the aquarium's community engagement partner,...

  • Baltimore takes up taxes on Airbnb bookings

    Baltimore takes up taxes on Airbnb bookings

    Accommodations booked in Baltimore through Airbnb could be subject to the city's 9.5 percent hotel tax, as local lawmakers join a wider push aimed at bringing the short-term rental website into the regulatory fold. The bill, put forward by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration this month,...

  • Clinton deftly unpacks Trump's prodigious baggage

    Clinton deftly unpacks Trump's prodigious baggage

    In first debate, Clinton picks through Trump's extensive baggage

  • Lifting the fading monarch

    Lifting the fading monarch

    Pam Spencer was about to dig up a fading milkweed plant in her garden when her husband, Steve, showed her a black-and-yellow larva he'd found on one of its leaves. It was a monarch butterfly in its earliest stages of life. At her computer, she learned it had less than a 3 percent chance of surviving...

  • Maryland to release district-level PARCC scores

    Maryland to release district-level PARCC scores

    Maryland education officials are expected to release data Tuesday morning showing how public school students did on the state’s annual standardized test. The new test data will show the district and school level scores. Statewide results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College...

  • SAT scores drop for Md. 2016 graduating seniors

    SAT scores drop for Md. 2016 graduating seniors

    Maryland's graduating seniors scored lower as a group on the SAT than any class in the past 20 years and also scored below the national average, according to results being released Tuesday. But a top state education official downplayed the significance of the decline. Caroll Visintainer, assistant...

  • City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

    City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

    The Baltimore city school board is scheduled to vote on a proposed policy today that will require all student athletes to maintain a 2.0 grade-point-average beginning next school year. The new academic policy, which will set the first minimum grade-point-average for city students, is a revised...

  • Clinton, Trump supporters view debate through lens of a long campaign

    Clinton, Trump supporters view debate through lens of a long campaign

    For Henry Ciezkowski, the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Monday reaffirmed his decision to switch his party affiliation last year to Republican. "He's not giving a textbook answer," said the Edgemere man, one of several dozen Trump supporters who gathered...

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