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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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Prince George's County Teachers Protest Their Deportation

The pursuit of the American dream doesn't always have a happy ending. That's certainly the case for hundreds of international teachers recruited from all over the world to work for the Prince George's County school system. These teachers are now being told they have to go home.

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Fewer Virginia Schools Meet Federal Standards

In Virginia, more than three-fifths of Virginia's public schools and 97 percent of districts failed to meet annual benchmarks in reading and math under 'No Child Left Behind.'