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Md. Schools Aren’t On Top Of New Report On Grade 8

While Maryland’s school system has had the top spot in a publication’s annual ranking of the nation’s schools for five years in a row, the state is far from the top of a new report comparing eighth-graders in the United States with other states and 38 other countries.

10/24/2013

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Smithsonian Leader Picked To Head Science Agency

The chairwoman of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents plans to step down from the museum and research complex because President Barack Obama is nominating her to lead the National Science Foundation.

08/02/2013

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Think Math & Science Are Boring? City Students Use Them To Make Robots

Summer school with a twist. Baltimore City students are getting a chance to put their math and science skills to the test.

07/31/2013

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Smithsonian Still Using Poor Storage Facilities

The Smithsonian Institution continues to use substandard facilities in suburban Maryland to store important art and science collections, despite risks cited in a 2006 audit, according to the inspector general of the museum complex.

07/17/2013

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Work Group On Pesticides To Hold First Meeting

A Maryland work group studying pesticide use is holding its first meeting.

07/09/2013

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Bringing More Science & Treatment Programs To The War On Drugs

The war on drugs is mostly fought by law enforcement. But the Obama Administration is about to launch some softer weapons.

04/24/2013

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Beyond The Textbooks: What’s Really Working In The Classroom?

The U.S. lags behind other countries when it comes to preparing students for science, engineering and math courses. One group of writers believes that more media attention could boost the number of interested students.

02/08/2013

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Summit To Boost Interest In STEM Education

A national commission is holding a summit aimed at improving education in science, technology and math.

11/15/2012

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Researchers: Cranberry Juice, Products Not Useful In Preventing UTIs

Contrary to popular belief, cranberry juice and other products made from them are not useful in preventing urinary tract infections.

10/17/2012

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Hopkins Gets $7.4M Grant For Math, Science Education

Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a $7.4 million grant to help boost science and math learning in Baltimore elementary schools.

09/24/2012

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Md. Honors Anatomical Donors At Burial Service

The state of Maryland is honoring people who donated their bodies to science.

06/18/2012

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Awards Honor Teens In Science Competition

A Maryland teenager has won $75,000 for coming up with a screening method for early-stage pancreatic cancer.

05/18/2012

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