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Maryland's Schools Superintendent Talks "Race To The Top"

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Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland
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Dr. Nancy Grasmick, State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland

Education leaders across the country are watching closely to find out who will be the winners in the first round of the Obama Administration’s $4 billion Race to the Top school funding contest. But one thing is clear: Maryland won’t be one of them. The state didn't apply. WAMU’s Jessica Gould sat down with Maryland’s top education leader, in her office in downtown Baltimore, to find out why.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 21

You can see a visual art exhibit that’s all about birds or check out two Shakespeare plays at a local theater.

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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Obama Trip To Focus On Relations With Asia

President Obama is about to leave on a week's visit to 4 Asian countries. It's the latest effort to refocus U.S. foreign policy on Asia. Like earlier efforts, it's struggling to ward off distractions.
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Taking Transit Information Off Mobile Devices And Onto Public Displays

A transportation signage company is trying to change the way D.C. commuters make their transit decisions.

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