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First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Schoolchildren to Fall Garden Harvest and Lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama Welcomes Schoolchildren to Fall Garden Harvest and Lunch

The First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama welcomes schoolchildren from around the country, including Esther Matheny from Chevy Chase, Maryland, to participate in the fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden.

Maryland Officials Kick Off Homegrown School Lunch Week

Maryland Officials Kick Off Homegrown School Lunch Week

Homegrown School Lunch Week was kicked off at Gwynn Park High School in Prince George's County this week. Homegrown School Lunch Week promotes healthy eating throughout the state by using foods from local farmers.

National Fossil Day Hosted at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

National Fossil Day Hosted at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History

Several students from around the region gathered at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to celebrate National Fossil Day.

World Record Pilot Departs on Multi-Continent Flying Classroom Journey

World Record Pilot Departs on Multi-Continent Flying Classroom Journey

Students from throughout the region help with kicking off an around-the-world teaching expedition to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

New Crosswalk Signal for a Safer College Park

New Crosswalk Signal for a Safer College Park

The State Highway Administration has put a new speed limit, crosswalk and fence in place along a dangerous stretch of US Route 1 in College Park in an effort to keep the public safe.

Parents Join With School Children for Annual Walk to School Day

Parents Join With School Children for Annual Walk to School Day

Thousands of schools across the country teamed up to inspire parents and children to walk to school in honor of National Walk to School Day.

Maryland Community Colleges to Enhance Job Training to Meet Cyber Industry Demand

Maryland Community Colleges to Enhance Job Training to Meet Cyber Industry Demand

A group of community colleges in Maryland will receive nearly $15 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to strengthen job training programs for students pursuing information technology.

Community of Coders in Washington Uses Technology to Confront Social Issues

Community of Coders in Washington Uses Technology to Confront Social Issues

A group of computer programmers in the Washington area is using coding skills to effect social change, collaborating on public-service projects and teaching underrepresented groups how to code.