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Q&A With New Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr

It's the first day of school for students in Montgomery County, and it's also the first day of classes for new superintendent Joshua Starr. Starr took over in July for former superintendent Jerry Weast, who retired after nearly 12 years in the position. WAMU Maryland reporter Matt Bush sat down with Starr to discuss his plans for a school system consistently ranked among the best in the country.

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School Closures In Some Areas After Hurricane Irene

Most D.C. public schools will open on time today, but students at 14 of the District's traditional schools will have an extra day added to their weekends. Some schools in Montgomery County and other Maryland districts are also closed today.

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32 Schools Closed In Prince George's County

More than 30 schools in Prince George's County will remain closed today because of ongoing structural tests to gauge damage from Tuesday's earthquake.

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DCPS Open Today, Except For School Without Walls

D.C.'s public schools will open on time this morning with the exception of School Without Walls in Ward 2. That school is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the week for while the building is repaired.

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Discovery Launches Nationwide Jobs Program At Montgomery College

In Maryland, Discovery Communications, which owns the Discovery Channel, is launching a jobs skills program for students in community colleges. Discovery didn't have to go far to find a school where they could start the program.

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D.C. Public Schools Closed Today For Inspections After Earthquake

D.C.'s public schools will be closed today as school personnel assess the damage in each of the 126 buildings.

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Colonial Williamsburg Embraces Technology To Lure New Generations

In Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg is turning to some very un-Colonial technology in hopes of engaging a new generation of visitors without diminishing its historic appearance and feel.