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University Of Maryland Renames Stadium After Protests Over Racial History

When the University of Maryland football team takes the field next fall, it won't just be the head coach that is new. The name of team's home stadium will be, too, following controversy over its namesake.
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Can States Use Special Needs, ELL Students To Manipulate Test Scores?

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has attributed a decline in test scores this year to the inclusion of more students with special needs, but the group that runs the numbers tell a different story.

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Divided On Arrival: Even In Diverse Schools, New Immigrants Face Bullying

Immigrant students face a number of hardships in reaching the U.S., but some Montgomery County schools are finding that tough challenges are awaiting these youths, too.

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Virginia Wants To Talk To Maryland About A New Potomac River Bridge — Again

Virginia's influential Commonwealth Transportation Board wants to open discussions with officials in D.C. and Maryland about improving congested Potomac River crossings. A new bridge west of I-495 would be part of the conversation.

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For Maryland's Purple Line, The Bids Are In — But There Might Not Be A Winner

Maryland transportation officials are closer to making decisions that ultimately will determine whether the suburban light-rail line is built. Four teams have submitted their final financial bids, and the state's review is expected to last five to six weeks.

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Noncitizens Voting In School Board Elections? Maryland County Could See It

Immigrants who are not U.S. citizens would be allowed to vote for school board in Montgomery County under a proposal that needs statewide approval — and has some critics asking if it would be too complicated to implement.

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Looking Into Law Enforcement Rights In Maryland

State legislators are taking a closer look at the laws and procedures around policing in Maryland.

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Challenge To Maryland's 2011 Redistricting Is Revived By U.S. Supreme Court

The court said federal law requires that the Maryland case be heard by a panel of three judges, not the lone judge who dismissed the challenge. Writing in an eight-page opinion for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia said the law "could not be clearer."

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P.G. Or Prince George's? Kevin Durant's Sneakers Expose Generational Divide

Should "P.G. County" be considered offensive? Sneakers from Seat Pleasant, Maryland, native Kevin Durant exposed a generational divide, as explored Monday on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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Montgomery County Lawmakers Consider Breaking Into Student-Loan Business

In an effort to attract more young college grads to the county, lawmakers in Maryland's Montgomery County are looking to set up a student-loan refinancing authority.

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