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Ten Md. School Districts Recognize Religious Holidays by Name

Ten Md. School Districts Recognize Religious Holidays by Name

This school year, 14 of Maryland’s 24 school systems will not recognize any religious holidays -- such as Christmas and Rosh Hashanah - by name.

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Yonis Blanco moved from El Salvador to Maryland in 2001. His transition to the United States wasn't easy, but he overcame the challenges and then some.

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

Juvenile Offenders Speak About Self-Respect, Change in Oratorical Contest

The state Department of Juvenile Services, partnered with the Maryland Department of Education, hosted its 20th annual oratory competition Wednesday. Thirteen youths came from across Maryland to deliver 3-5 minute speeches inspired by the poem "Myself" by American poet Edgar Albert Guest.

State Report Aims to Help Maryland Campuses Address Sexual Assault

State Report Aims to Help Maryland Campuses Address Sexual Assault

Attorney General Doug Gansler on Thursday announced a state report on sexual assault on Maryland's campuses -- a national issue recently addressed by the Obama administration through its "It's On Us" campaign.

Top Teacher in the Country Baltimore County’s Sean McComb Shares Advice on How to Succeed in the Classroom

Top Teacher in the Country Baltimore County’s Sean McComb Shares Advice on How to Succeed in the Classroom

He's been named the TOP teacher in the country and on Tuesday Baltimore County English instructor Sean McComb shared his advice on how to succeed in the classroom at a celebration of National Blue Ribbon Schools from across the country.

Maryland After-School Program Demand Still Far Exceeds Supply

Maryland After-School Program Demand Still Far Exceeds Supply

A survey released last month found that 87 percent of Maryland’s parents are satisfied with their child’s after-school program. But it also found that demand for after-school activities far exceeds the supply.

Rock ‘N Roll Cafe Provides Real World Training for Students at Md. School for the Blind

Rock ‘N Roll Cafe Provides Real World Training for Students at Md. School for the Blind

Students at Maryland School for the Blind work at Rock & Roll Cafe as a way to enhance their skills and work ethic.

Hagerstown Prison’s Buzzing Approach to Inmate Education

Hagerstown Prison’s Buzzing Approach to Inmate Education

Inmates at the Maryland Correctional Training Center in Hagerstown are trained in the science of caring for bees while also learning lessons that just might help them when they leave the facility.

Students Talk National Security with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger

Students Talk National Security with Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger

A small group of Dundalk High School students get to talk national security with Maryland Second District Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence.

Panel Tackles the Question of Whether Washington’s NFL Team Name Should Stay or Go

Panel Tackles the Question of Whether Washington’s NFL Team Name Should Stay or Go

The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland tackled a proposed controversial name change for Washington's NFL team.