State releases district-level PARCC scores for Maryland students

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  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Poll: Maryland residents don’t like executive orders, but they like one starting school after Labor Day

    Poll: Maryland residents don’t like executive orders, but they like one starting school after Labor Day

    A new poll by Goucher College found most state residents think a governor should rarely deploy an executive order to change policy, but a majority support Gov. Larry Hogan's use of one to start school after Labor Day. The poll released Monday is the first public survey on the topic since Hogan,...

  • Szeliga, Van Hollen speak to B'Nai Israel forum

    Szeliga, Van Hollen speak to B'Nai Israel forum

    Del. Kathy Szeliga and Rep. Chris Van Hollen, appearing Sunday at a Rockville synagogue, both pledged to support Israel if elected to Maryland's open Senate seat. But the candidates differed sharply on whether the Iran nuclear deal was the best path toward supporting the United States' chief ally...

  • First attack ads in state fly in Md. congressional race

    First attack ads in state fly in Md. congressional race

    Two attack ads are running on television in the contest between Democratic Rep. John Delaney and Republican challenger Amie Hoeber, the first negative ads of the general election season to hit the state's airwaves. A super PAC supporting Hoeber that is funded almost entirely by her husband began...

  • UM expands ties to Jerusalem university

    UM expands ties to Jerusalem university

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, said the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hogan said the "agreement will further strengthen the successful partnership between these world-class universities and help...

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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...

Education

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  • 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...

Health/Science

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  • Early spring helps speed tree growth, reduce nitrogen pollution, but larger climate impact unclear

    Early spring helps speed tree growth, reduce nitrogen pollution, but larger climate impact unclear

    In some ways, climate change is a boon for trees: There is more carbon dioxide in the air for them to convert into energy, and earlier springs mean a longer growing season. Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg have found...

  • Overdose deaths continue to climb in Maryland

    Overdose deaths continue to climb in Maryland

    The number of drug- and alcohol-related overdose deaths in Maryland in the first half of the year jumped more than 50 percent from the same period last year, according to new data from the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From January to June, there were 920 fatal overdoses this year,...

  • 'Me & Pops' seminar hopes to connect black sons and fathers, build a research relationship

    'Me & Pops' seminar hopes to connect black sons and fathers, build a research relationship

    In a recreation center in downtown Baltimore on Saturday, health researchers and a former University of Maryland basketball player began a task many consider herculean: improving relationships between Baltimore's young black men and their fathers. "There's a breakdown of family structure in Baltimore....

  • Users of kratom defend herbal supplement ahead of federal ban

    Users of kratom defend herbal supplement ahead of federal ban

    For a nation in the grips of an opioid epidemic, Scott Carpenter's story sounds familiar: He took prescription painkillers for chronic knee pain, and the pills became an on-again, off-again habit. He broke the cycle four months ago when he started taking a herbal supplement called kratom to control...

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Weather

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  • Unhealthy air quality forecast Friday

    Unhealthy air quality forecast Friday

    Though fall began Thursday, one more day of summer-like heat is forecast to bring unhealthy air quality Friday. A "Code Orange" air quality alert is in effect across Central Maryland, indicating unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups including children, the elderly and people with heart or lung...

  • When will fall foliage reach its peak? It depends on the weather

    When will fall foliage reach its peak? It depends on the weather

    Autumn arrived at 10:21 a.m. Thursday. So when will peak fall foliage arrive? That depends on the weather. Both the timing and brilliance of leaves' color changes depend on temperature and precipitation, and not just current conditions. It can be difficult to forecast the peak and intensity of...

  • Chesapeake Bay pollution dropped dramatically in 2015, advocates credit the weather

    Chesapeake Bay pollution dropped dramatically in 2015, advocates credit the weather

    The amount of pollution that washed into the Chesapeake Bay dropped dramatically in 2015, a trend advocates said is promising but also may have more to do with the weather than with bay cleanup efforts. From 2014 to 2015, the amount of nitrogen that reached the bay fell by 25 percent, while phosphorus...

  • Autumnal equinox brings summer's end Thursday

    Autumnal equinox brings summer's end Thursday

    Summer comes to an end this week when the autumnal equinox arrives at 10:21 a.m. Thursday. At the equinox, the sun’s rays hit the northern and southern hemispheres equally, because the planet’s tilted axis is pointed neither toward nor away from the sun. As a result, the sun rises at due east and...

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