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MoCo Education Board To Review Public Charter School Proposal

The Montgomery County Board of Education will receive further details about a plan to build the first public charter school in the county Monday evening.

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Parents Sing Praises Of Year-Round Elem. School Schedule

Today is the last day of the school year for students in Arlington County Public Schools -- but not every summer break is created equal. At Barcroft Elementary, they use what's called an extended school calendar.

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Frederick Schools, Parents Fight Over Banning Textbook

The Frederick County School board will not remove a textbook that's raising eyebrows among some parents from the school's curriculum, at least for now.

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Maryland 'DREAM Act' Opponents Build Support With Signatures

The Maryland State Board of Elections has validated more than 47,000 signatures in an effort to overturn legislation that would allow certain undocumented immigrants that graduate from Maryland high schools to pay in-state college tuition.

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Md. Becomes First State To Require Environmental Literacy

The Maryland State Board of Education has voted to require students across the state be environmentally literate before they graduate from high school.

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Frederick County Examines Third-Grade Social Studies Textbook

The Frederick County School Board in Maryland is reviewing a third-grade social studies textbook, which some parents say is promoting a liberal agenda.

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No Child Left Behind: Education Secretary Says He Will Act If Congress Doesn't

The U.S. secretary of education says if Congress doesn't reauthorize No Child Left Behind, he'll deal with schools directly. The announcement has ruffled some feathers in Virginia.