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UMD-College Park Rolls Out New Safety App For Students' Smartphones

The campus at the University of Maryland, College Park is very large, and some students may not feel safe walking alone. But a new application for their smartphones is meant to ensure that campus police are just seconds away.

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Health Bus Reaches Out To Homeless Children In Loudoun

The first day of school is less than two weeks away for students in Loudoun County, and for the hundreds of homeless students, the free food and transportation that go along with the school year could be a relief. Now, a community health program is aiming to meet other needs of homeless children in the county, both those in school and those who aren't.

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'School Pool' Aims To Connect Parents Driving Kids To Same School

The organization 'Commuter Connections' says high gas prices have made its ride sharing program more popular among people trying to get to work. Now, they're hoping to use the same strategy to connect parents of children who attend the same school.

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UMD Students Can Have A "Virtual Escort" Starting Next Month

Starting next month, students at the University of Maryland in College Park can have a "virtual escort" on campus to keep them safe.

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Homeless Children In Loudoun Get Care From Mobile Clinic

A community health program in Loudoun County is expanding its focus to the hundreds of homeless children living there.

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Youth Voices: Lewis Reining

Countless wistful students have sat bored in class, wishing they had a machine to transport them beyond the schoolyard gates. Commentator Lewis Reining got to build one, and says what he learned during the process rivaled some of the science and math lessons he sat through in high school.

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Rising Standards Cause More Schools To Fail In Virginia

In Virginia, less than 40 percent of schools met federal standards this year compared to 61 percent last year.

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