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Maryland graduating more students in four years

The graduation rate at Maryland public high schools reached 87 percent last spring, capping a five-year climb to the highest rate of seniors earning their diplomas in state history, according to data released Friday.

African-Americans have made steady progress in graduation rates and are closing the gap with white students.

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Md. private universities launch matching grant program for low-income students

Maryland's private universities launched a new financial aid program Thursday to match a state grant given to Maryland students with financial need.

The Guaranteed Access Partnership Program will require the private universities to match a student's Guaranteed Access grant.

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Carolyn Manuszak, former president of Villa Julie, now Stevenson University, dies

Carolyn Manuszak, the former president of Villa Julie College — now Stevenson University — who guided a small women's school into an independent, coeducational institution, died of pneumonia Wednesday at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.

A resident of the Hampton section of Towson, she was 82.

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Student activists call on officials to boost resources for immigrants

Spurred by a recent federal crackdown on unauthorized immigrants and inspired by fellow student activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of high school students gathered Saturday to draw up a list of demands calling on city and state officials to increase support for the city's growing immigrant population.

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Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

Harford County school officials lifted their ban Monday on field trips and other travel to Baltimore.

The decision came after Harford County Executive Barry Glassman urged the school system to reconsider the ban, and Baltimore elected officials criticized the county's schools for denying children access to rich cultural experiences.

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Harford County suspends school trips to Baltimore, citing safety concerns

Harford County's school sytem has banned field trips to Baltimore indefinitely, citing safety concerns following the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent trials of police officers charged in his death.

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