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  • Maryland school districts to vie for new Race to the Top grants

    A dozen Maryland school districts have stated their intent to vie for up to $40 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education, which has launched a new phase of its Race to the Top competition, started in 2010 to infuse $4 billion into radical...
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon

    Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon
    Ten Maryland schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Friday. Six elementary schools received the honor: Crofton Meadows in Anne Arundel County, Woodholme in Baltimore County, Ring...
  • St. Augustine, in Elkridge, named National Blue Ribbon School

    St. Augustine School in Elkridge is one of 10 Maryland schools — and the only one in Howard County — to be named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The department announced the honorees Friday morning. St....
  • Man stabbed in head, arrested in W. Baltimore domestic dispute

    Man stabbed in head, arrested in W. Baltimore domestic dispute
    The argument could be heard first, neighbors said. Then the police lights began flashing through their windows. Residents in Baltimore's Upton neighborhood, not unfamiliar with police activity, said they peered outside. A man they recognized as a...
  • Coppin to break ground on $80 million science center

    Coppin to break ground on $80 million science center
    Coppin State University is moving forward with an $80 million Science and Technology Center that it hopes will boost sagging enrollment despite concerns that the West Baltimore school will not have enough money to operate the building. A ceremonial...
  • Blue Ribbon adds to spectrum of awards at Folly Quarter Middle School

    Blue Ribbon adds to spectrum of awards at Folly Quarter Middle School
    Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been in existence only 10 years, but has already gathered a collection of awards and honors that includes a Healthy Howard Gold Award and being designated a "green" school for environmental awareness....
  • New labor secretary is tapped for Maryland

    New labor secretary is tapped for Maryland
    Maryland's new labor secretary will be Leonard Howie, an official at the state Department of Human Resources, the state said Monday. Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement that he was "confident in Leonard's ability to connect Marylanders with the jobs...
  • After son's death, woman faces hefty tax bill on his student loans

    After son's death, woman faces hefty tax bill on his student loans
    After Regina Friend's son Roswell committed suicide last year, she was at least relieved to know that the loans he took out to pay for his Temple University degree were forgiven. But now, the Cockeysville woman has learned she faces a hefty tax bill on...
  • Historically black Md. universities win federal grants

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $12.2 million to Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities, Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday. The money is aimed at strengthening academic resources, management...
  • Burleigh Manor student honored for piano composition

    Burleigh Manor student honored for piano composition
    Polly Moser drew inspiration from watching rivers flowing down the mountains during a family hiking trip to California and Nevada. The Burleigh Manor Middle School seventh-grader crafted her first full composition, "The Flow of Water," and entered it...
  • Archbishop celebrates Blue Ribbon honor at St. Augustine

    Archbishop celebrates Blue Ribbon honor at St. Augustine
    Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori joined students, staff and parents at Elkridge's St. Augustine School Friday to celebrate the Mass of Thanksgiving and their achievement of being named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of...
  • State seeking National Green Ribbon candidates

    The Maryland State Department of Education is conducting a search for the next set of environmentally friendly schools to compete for the title of 2013 National Green Ribbon Schools, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education that...