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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.

Tech camps, other programs hope to keep girls interested in STEM fields

Many girls' interest in science, technology, math and engineering wanes as they get older.

New superintendent says Naval Academy will meet evolving challenges

Vice Adm. Walter E. 'Ted' Carter is 62nd superintendent; Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller retires after 40 years in Navy.

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Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations

Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law.

Stevenson U. names interim business dean 

Aris Melissaratos, a former Maryland secretary of business and economic development, has been named Stevenson University's interim...

Two Howard County teachers simulate work of astronauts at Huntsville program

For one week in June, two Howard County high school teachers got a taste of what it's like to be an astronaut.

CCBC students spend summer learning about nanotechnology

An eight-week pilot program is providing a unique learning experience for 10 students on the Community College of Baltimore County's...

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...

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