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One year after riots, Frederick Douglass students seek to reclaim narrative of Mondawmin

One year ago today, the voices of Frederick Douglass High School students were mere footnotes after riot scenes projected worldwide from neighboring Mondawmin Mall portrayed the school as the epicenter of chaos, and the students as the culprits.

The students hosted a panel discussion Wednesday to reflect on the events of last April and the fallout and made one thing was clear: Not this year.

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Passing high school tests in Maryland will get increasingly difficult

Over the next four years, Maryland will gradually raise the passing score on new math and English tests needed to graduate from a public high school.

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to make a 3, on a scale of 1 to 5, the passing score for the next school year on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, exams.

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Baltimore County names Teacher of the Year

A science teacher at Old Court Middle School was named Baltimore County Public School teacher of the year Thursday.

Corey Carter, who teaches 8th grade science and co-founded the My Brother's Keeper Mentoring Program at the school, received the award for focusing "on the whole child."

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Towson University reviews policies on incidents motivated by hate or bias

Towson University plans to revamp its process for reviewing incidents on campus allegedly motivated by hate or bias after a number of recent incidents have stirred debate about racism among students.

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Baltimore schools release $1.2 billion budget

Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton released Tuesday a proposed $1.2 billion budget that reduces per-pupil funding for charter schools and plans for rising expenses in salaries and health insurance.

However, figures could change when additional funding is released by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Larry Hogan, budget officials said.

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Maryland to help pay private school tuition

Some low-income Maryland parents will be able to enroll their children in private or parochial schools next fall using state-funded scholarships recently approved by lawmakers.

After a decade of failed attempts by school choice advocates to get voucher legislation passed, the General Assembly included $5 million in the state budget this session for the scholarship program.

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