Fresh kicks motivating students in Baltimore

Some elementary school students in Baltimore are discovering the rewards of improving their grades and maintaining good behavior in school thanks to the efforts of a couple of local men.

Gaithersburg Elementary School participates in National Walk to School Day

Students at Gaithersburg Elementary School in Montgomery County took part in National Walk to School Day, an event highlighting the health, environmental and safety benefits that come with walking to school.

Montgomery County tackles drivers passing stopped school buses

Montgomery County is stepping up its efforts to crackdown on motorists who break the law and put children at risk when their vehicles pass stopped school buses.

Maryland struggles to retain young, qualified teachers

Maryland schools are often touted as some of the best in the country, but beneath the surface, it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain experienced teachers during the first few years into the profession despite receiving relatively high pay among teachers nationwide.

Tiny public school teaches K-8 rural, Amish students

OAKLAND, Maryland – On a brisk Wednesday morning in October, a seventh-grade boy in a plaid shirt leaves his family farm, hops on his four-wheeler and drives through the rolling hills of western Maryland, flanked by windmills and livestock, ready to start his day at school.

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.

Governor Larry Hogan’s Decision to Delay School Start Sparks Twitter Debate

“School after Labor Day is now the law of the land in Maryland,” Hogan said, ignoring concerns from teachers unions and the Democratic-controlled state legislature.

Truancy Reduction: Pep Rally for Increased Attendance

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office hosted a pep rally at Bowie State University to celebrate the office’s truancy reduction initiative, “I Belong Here.”

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.

Diversity changes Baltimore County schools’ curriculum

Baltimore County public school officials say a diverse teaching staff is key to adapt to the increase in non-native speaking students.

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