New Initiative Hopes To Keep Teens From Smoking

More than one in six Baltimore City high school students used tobacco products for the first time last year. A new health initiative is hoping to change that.



Volunteers Gather At Hampden Elem. For Painting, Day Of Service

Coming together in the name of art. That’s exactly how one Hampden school is gearing up for the new school year.


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Top Summer Readers To Be Honored By Baltimore Orioles

Children who were some of the top summer readers in Maryland are being honored by the Baltimore Orioles.


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Smithsonian Gets $1.2M Gift To Sustain Endangered Languages

A $1.24 million gift to the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will fund a new effort to sustain minority languages from Europe.


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Baltimore High School Students To See Boost In Their GPA

Thousands of Baltimore City high school students will see a boost in their GPA this fall.


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University Of Maryland Creates Course Centering Around Freddie Gray Death

The University of Maryland School of Law has created a new course for students specifically dealing with the aftermath in the city following the death of Freddie Gray.


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After Baltimore Unrest, Md. Law School To Offer New Course

A law school in Baltimore says it will offer a new course examining the unrest in the city following the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody earlier this year.


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Earlier Start Times For Students May Do More Harm Than Good

Trying to beat the clock to make it to school comes with a price. A new CDC study says it’s unhealthy to drag your children out of bed too early and it could lead to fatigue and poor performance in school.



Mikulski To Discuss College Affordability

Sen. Barbara Mikulski is scheduled to talk about college affordability.


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StoryCorps Turning Thanksgiving Into An Oral History Holiday

As students head back to school, here comes a big homework assignment: StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress.


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College Suspends Drone Use Pending Federal Authorization

The use of a drone purchased by Hood College has been suspended until federal regulators decide whether to grant the school exceptions to the rule on drone usage.


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Md. Comptroller To Promote Sales Tax-free Week

Marylanders are about to get a weeklong reprieve from sales taxes on certain purchases, and the state’s chief tax collector wants shoppers to know about it.