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Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement

Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement 

Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools. The state school board voted Tuesday to replace the English and Algebra I High School Assessment -- graduation requirements since 2009 -- with new tests, tied to the Common Core curriculum, that are expected to be more difficult to pass.

New superintendent says Naval Academy will meet evolving challenges

As the United States confronts "perilous challenges," the new head of the Naval Academy said Wednesday, the training, facilities and curriculum at the elite...

Milford Mill students get a boost before they get to calculus

Towson University works with schools to improve pass rates on Advanced Placement exams.

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Muslim community pushes to close schools on two holy days

At nearly every Baltimore Co. school board meeting for the past decade, Dr. Bash Pharoan has testified for his allotted three minutes...

Morgan State's governing board violated Open Meetings Act

Morgan's Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law when it did not give proper notice of a hastily convened executive...

Shifts in Maryland math curricula shown in test scores

For many students who took the Maryland School Assessments this year, parts of the math sections just didn't add up.

Herr named director of athletics at Anne Arundel Community College

Anne Arundel Community College has named Duane P. Herr of Glen Burnie as the college's director of athletics. A former scholar-athlete on...

Hopkins Hospital bumped from top spot to No. 3 on U.S. News ranking 

Johns Hopkins, for decades ranked the best hospital in the country, has been through this before. Two years ago, it fell to No. 2 in the...

Towson U. recognized by NSA

Towson University is one of five schools recognized Tuesday by the National Security Agency's National Centers of Academic Excellence in...

Towson undergrad classes will begin soon at Harford Community College

People who have wanted to get four-year college degrees without leaving Harford County will soon have an opportunity beyond online courses.

Design for Catonsville Elementary School released

A schematic design for the new Catonsville Elementary School to be built at 106 Bloomsbury Ave. was released by Baltimore County Public...

Impasse talks begin for Howard schools, teachers union

Howard school officials will begin mediation with the county teachers union Wednesday, the latest step in contentious contract...

Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety

The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the...

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