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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.

Economic Recovery Leads to Drop in Adult College Enrollment

Economic Recovery Leads to Drop in Adult College Enrollment

Adult college enrollment peaked at the start of the 2008 recession, but has slowed due to the recent economic recovery.

Open-source textbooks, an alternative to their expensive counterparts

Open-source textbooks, an alternative to their expensive counterparts

For instructors like Scott Roberts, a professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, the cost of books for his students, on top of constantly having to update his class material, forced him to look for an alternative to expensive textbooks.

Early E-book Gamble Pays Off for Maryland Libraries

Early E-book Gamble Pays Off for Maryland Libraries

When Maryland's e-Library started, no one was sure if e-books would stick. Now the program offers over 45,000 e-books, and librarians' roles have grown now that e-reading is here to stay.