Hearing starts Tuesday for three Naval Academy football players charged with sexual assault

A hearing on sexual assault allegations against three U.S. Naval Academy football players will begin Tuesday. Jenny Erickson, a spokeswoman for the academy, said the Article 32 hearing will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Washington Navy Yard. An Article 32 hearing is not a trial, but equivalent to a preliminary hearing in the civilian world, held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to merit a court-martial. (Capital)

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New student member joins Prince George’s school board

Rukayat Muse-Ariyoh, a rising senior at Charles H. Flowers High School, was recently elected to serve as the student member on the Prince George’s County Board of Education. “I hope to be the voice of the students,” said Muse-Ariyoh, 16, who is a member of the science and technology program at her school. (Wash. Post)

 

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What exactly are Common Core State Standards?

Common Core State Standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia with the goal of better preparing the nation’s students for college or a job. Here’s a look at the learning standards and the issues surrounding them. (Daily Times)

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Budget Cuts Impact School Clubs & Bus Routes In Harford County

Welcome back, teachers and students! Monday marks the first day of school for thousands of students in Maryland. But in Harford County, the new year brings two major changes, which parents and students are not happy about. (WJZ)

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Perry Hall Students Mark First Anniversary Of School Shooting

It’s the first day of school for students across the Baltimore region but this is a day of remembrance for students at Perry Hall High School. It’s been one year since a teen opened fire on his fellow students. (WJZ)

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New Baltimore Design School Opens Its Doors With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

When school began Monday morning, hundreds gathered north of downtown to celebrate a first. The Baltimore Design School is the only one of its kind in the country. (WJZ)

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August 26 // Montgomery students will find new technologies in the classroom

When more than 150,000 Montgomery County students head back to school Monday morning, many of them will find new technology in their classrooms. While classes were out this summer, the school district replaced more than 9,300 computers. It installed wireless networks in more than 100 schools. And more than 2,000 classrooms will have new interactive whiteboards. (Wash. Post)

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After recession-era growth, enrollment dips at community colleges

A growth spurt in community college enrollment during the recession has all but ended, with numbers declining or leveling off this year, according to state officials. Three years ago, two-year institutions saw an enrollment boon at the height of the recession. Community colleges were seen as a cost-effective alternative to pricier four-year schools, and also attracted adults seeking new skill sets in the changing job market. But as the economy has improved, fewer people are enrolling in community colleges. (Balt. Sun)

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