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Should "Sex Ed" Include A Chapter On Consent?

A local school district recently updated its family life education curriculum to cover sexual consent and assault.

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LISTEN: Why Maryland Is Moving The First Day Of School Later Next Year

For the 2017-18 school year, Maryland students won't be back in the classroom until after Labor Day. One of the supporters of the new policy is a high-ranking Democrat, state Comptroller Peter Franchot. He explains what Gov. Larry Hogan (R) wants to achieve with the move.

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Maryland's Governor Alters School Calendar; Education Groups Question Motives

An order from Gov. Larry Hogan will push the start of the 2017-18 school year until after Labor Day. Opponents say the perceived economic benefits of the move might not outweigh the potential effects on academics and families' finances.

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One Month Since Deadly Flooding, Ellicott City Announces New Rebuilding Resources

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman said it's hard to believe it's the same place as the disaster zone he walked through after the July 30 storm.

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Montgomery County's Police Chief On Taser Use And Community Policing

An independent investigation determined that Montgomery County Police's taser policies are a model for police department's across the nation — but some in the county question the report's thoroughness and its timing.

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Maryland Confirms First Case of Sexual Zika Transmission By Man Without Symptoms

The case is the first in the country of its kind.

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The Politics Hour - August 26, 2016

A local school district loses its federal funding money over teacher behavior. A group of D.C. residents sue to block a homeless shelter in their neighborhood. And a Republican activist in Montgomery County successfully petitions to get term limits on the ballot—but a legal challenge looms.

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LISTEN: Pay-to-Play Politics, Big Appointments Loom In D.C.

Catch up on the week's major regional news stories with Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey and The Washington Post's Robert McCartney.

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A New Leader For Montgomery County Public Schools

Kojo sits down with Montgomery County's new school superintendent to talk about the challenges ahead in one of the nation's largest school systems.

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Montgomery County Government's Response To Apartment Explosion

Local municipalities do their best to prevent emergency events. But when they do happen, like the recent deadly explosion at an apartment building in Silver Spring, local government has to respond quickly and effectively to address the short term and long term impact of the disaster.

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