Lawmaker proposes bill for reducing community college tuition

It’s no secret that student debt from paying for college continues to grow. The latest price tag is nearly $1-1/2 TRILLION dollars. And counting. In Annapolis, one state lawmaker is offering up a plan intended to help give students some much need financial assistance.

Raskin calls for tougher federal law on campus religious discrimination

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Kensington, proposed Tuesday that religious discrimination on college campuses should be prohibited under the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. That law already bars religious discrimination in hiring, but the congressman said the law’s…

NOAA research center opens up to public for first time

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Climate and Weather Prediction threw its doors open to the public for the first time this past weekend. The open house celebrated the center’s fifth anniversary and was a chance for experts to educate and inspire the public. 

Ocean City businesses fear losing seasonal workforce if J-1 visa program is reduced

As the summer tourism season comes to a close in Ocean City, Maryland, many businesses fear they may soon lose much of their seasonal workforce if the Trump administration cancels the J-1 visa program.

College becoming less affordable for Maryland students

Many of the reasons loans have increased is because the price to attend college, even at state schools that subsidize costs for some students, has also increased, including in Maryland.

New law aims to give homeless students better access to education

Homeless students face many unique struggles, like finding transportation, stable housing and consistency with school attendance. The Every Student Succeeds Act, effective Oct. 1, hopes to fix just that.

French Violence Poses Conundrum to Local Travelers

After the weekend’s violence in Paris, local students and travelers were faced with a tough decision on whether or not to travel to France or not.

Towson Police: Education is Key to Prevent Campus Shooting

TOWSON — After the latest mass shooting at a community college in Oregon, a look at what provisions Maryland colleges have for notifying students, faculty and staff about the possibility of an active shooter on campus.

Maryland Legislator, Once Impoverished, Wants To Give Back To Low-Income Students

Alonzo Washington made it out of the projects and into the Maryland State House, and now he has a new project of his own: help low-income students in the state obtain a higher education.

UMBC’s Choice Program is Helping Teens Get on Track

Imhotep Simba and Abdul Brannum may have had a brush with the law, but now they’re turning their lives around thanks to UMBC’s Choice Program that gives troubled teens new opportunities.

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