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First Jazz Band Festival held for Anne Arundel middle school students

The sound of jazz could be heard emanating from the halls of Severn River and Magothy River middle schools earlier this month. Jazz bands...

Anne Arundel School Board approves budget that may add 62 teachers

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education recently approved a $986.2 million recommended operating budget for Fiscal Year 2013 that will add 62 teaching...

Prince George’s County Students perform at BET Honors

Twelve students from Prince George's County Public Schools performed on the national Black Entertainment Television last week at the 2012 BET Honors. The students,...

‘Governor’ Franchot would apply litmus test to school board appointments

By Len Lazarick for MarylandReporter.com Comptroller Peter Franchot denied that his push for financial literacy requirements in all state schools was a product of...

AP Test Rates Rise in Prince George’s County

Advanced Placement test participation rates in Prince George's County Public Schools continue to rise amid aggressive efforts to expand access to AP course offerings....

MSDE Seeks Public Input on Maryland’s Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Funding Application

The draft of Maryland's application for federal funding through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is now open for public comment. Written comments...

Maryland First in AP Success, College Board Says

For the fourth straight year in a row, Maryland education has recieved the No.1 national ranking on the rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) program by...

Environmental Stewardship in Maryland Schools

Last May, Arnold Elementary School teacher Susie Hartman and her third graders spent the saddest day of the school year together. After months...

All Homeschoolers Are Not Alike

Maryland Homeschool Families Share Their Stories If your family is considering homeschooling, you are not alone. There are more than two million K-12 homeschool...

Your Child’s Most Powerful Influence

Years ago I worked with Lois, an elementary school principal who was sending her first child, Kathy, off to kindergarten.  It was a difficult...

Maryland Sees Increases in SAT, AP Testing

AP PARTICIPATION, ACHIEVEMENT CONTINUE REMARKABLE RISE; MARYLAND SAT PARTICIPATION INCREASES; PSAT SCORES MOVE FORWARD Maryland students recorded yet another substantial jump in both Advanced...

Immigrant Students: Embracing Diversity at School

With demographic changes happening so fast, how are area schools meeting the needs of English-learner immigrant students and their families?   ...

Arts Programs for Kids Near Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington, DC

The arts -- activities like painting, dance and theater can offer something special for children who may not fit into athlete role ...

Maryland’s Task Force on Financial Literacy Results

By Barbara Pash Barbara@MarylandReporter.com State agencies are reporting mixed results in implementing the recommendations of the General Assembly’s Task...

Public or Private? What each has to offer your special needs child

  Deciding what public and private schools can offer your special-needs child is a difficult path. Whether your child’s special needs are physical or...

A Reading Log for Kids

Kids who like to read can fly through books at an alarming pace. For such kids, books often provide transformational experiences that become significant...

Theater, Music and Art for Maryland Kids

  Is your child interested in art, music or theater? Are you looking for a Maryland group or activity that can help your...

When to Start (and When to Quit) Music Lessons

When to Start So you want to enroll your child in music lessons — or maybe you’re not quite sure — but, either way,...

Local Schools Going Green

From environmental science programs to building renovations that use eco-friendly materials, it’s not hard to find local schools carrying out successful green initiatives. Here’s...

Homework Responsibility for Children

Maggie complained, “I don’t know how to do this math homework,” after bargaining with her mother, Edna, that she would get to work after...
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