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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.

Intellectually Disabled Students Gain New Friends Through Sports

Intellectually Disabled Students Gain New Friends Through Sports

Unified Sports, a Special Olympics Maryland program, gives an opportunity for students with and without intellectual disabilities to form friendships and quash stereotypes.

First Grade Film Earns White House Praise

First Grade Film Earns White House Praise

These seven-year-olds are far from camera shy. In fact, starring in their own film earned them a trip to the White House.

Potomac and Sandy Spring Students Get Taste of Soul Music at the White House

Potomac and Sandy Spring Students Get Taste of Soul Music at the White House

Patti LaBelle, Melissa Etheridge and Janelle Monae share their experiences, answer questions and perform for students at the White House.

Maryland high school students take the plunge for the Special Olympics

Maryland high school students take the plunge for the Special Olympics

Maryland high school students participate in the Cool School Polar Plunge at Sandy Point State Park

Students at Walt Whitman take a “mindful” break from school

Students at Walt Whitman take a “mindful” break from school

Walt Whitman High School students take a break from classes

Future Teachers Uncertain About Entering The Common Core Fray

Future Teachers Uncertain About Entering The Common Core Fray

College students studying to be teachers recognize the anxiety in their career field over Common Core