Archive for 'Education'

As Upward Bound Turns 50, Program at UMBC Evolves to Serve Students

As Upward Bound Turns 50, Program at UMBC Evolves to Serve Students

The Upward Bound program at UMBC is keeping up with the times by training students to become leaders.

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Local schools have struggled to remain autonomous with binding regulations coming from the state and federal education departments.

Baltimore’s War of 1812 Artifacts

Baltimore’s War of 1812 Artifacts

A community archaeological dig in Baltimore looks to uncover artifacts from the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Maryland gubernatorial candidates have a variety of strategies for the future of pre-kindergarten and other state education issues.

English Program Aims to Change More than High Schoolers’ Writing

English Program Aims to Change More than High Schoolers’ Writing

Northwestern High School sits in the shadow of the University of Maryland.  But to many of its students -- less than half of graduates go on to enroll in a four-year college -- it might as well be hundreds of miles away.

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more than 100 bills into law Tuesday, including a pre-K expansion and a law ending the practice of holding the owners of pit bulls to a different liability standard.

Obama Unveils Job Prep Program at P.G. School

Obama Unveils Job Prep Program at P.G. School

President Barack Obama visited Bladensburg High School Monday to unveil a new grant program to better prepare graduates for a changing job market.

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

The General Assembly passed a bill Friday that would expand prekindergarten in Maryland to an additional 1,600 students.

Average Maryland Teacher Sees Drop In Salary

Average Maryland Teacher Sees Drop In Salary

Despite an increased workload as a result of the Common Core State Standards, Maryland teachers have seen a dip in their average salary since 2009.

Cyber Blizzard Challenge Tests Students’ Security Skills

Cyber Blizzard Challenge Tests Students’ Security Skills

Cybersecurity programs from mid-Atlantic colleges and universities were put to the test as they juggled defending networks, giving aid to fictional disaster victims, and meeting demands from officials.