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schools

Schools In Baltimore’s Poorest Neighborhoods Outpacing Others Statewide

Cracking the code. They are schools in the city’s poorest neighborhoods. But when it comes to good grades and top test scores, students are outpacing other children in more affluent areas statewide.

05/08/2014

homework, math, test

Md. Gets Waiver On Federal Sanctions Over Testing

Students trying out a new standardized test this year won’t have to take overlapping portions of a test already in use, the state announced Friday. The federal government has granted a waiver to avoid double-testing.

02/14/2014

common core

Md. School District Wants To Do Away With Old Assessment Test For Students

Testing for testing sake. That’s what some state school leaders are saying about the Maryland assessment test for students.

01/15/2014

drones

University Of Md. Among Schools Developing Drone Concepts For Civilian Use

Maryland airspace may not be involved, but the state’s brain power definitely is. The FAA will include research at the University of Maryland into the job of integrating drone aircraft into civilian airspace.

01/02/2014

metro

D.C. Streetcar Testing Begins With First Car’s Arrival

The arrival of the first streetcar in the District of Columbia in half a century is drawing attention this weekend as testing begins for the new streetcar line on H Street.

12/15/2013

drone

Md., Va., N.J. Support Applications To Test Drones

The governors of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey have thrown their support behind three universities’ applications to collaborate on a test site for drones.

09/27/2013

(Credit: Aberdeen Proving Ground)

Drowning Aftermath: OSHA Finds Safety Violations At Army Pond In Aberdeen

The investigation is over. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration found serious safety violations after three deaths at an Army weapons testing pond in Aberdeen.

08/01/2013

supreme court

Supreme Court Says Police Can Take DNA Swabs From Arrestees

Landmark decision. The Supreme Court rules to allow Maryland to continue taking DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes–before they are convicted.

06/03/2013

Drunk Driving Generic, DUI generic

D.C. Police To Resume Blood Alcohol Testing Program

D.C. police will resume blood-alcohol tests for suspected drunken drivers later this week, two years after the program was suspended because of testing equipment flaws.

09/26/2012

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Wine Bar Cited For Manager’s Alleged Tasting

A Frederick wine bar faces a possible $300 fine for letting a manager drink on duty. The boss says the manager was just testing the wine after a customer complained.

09/25/2012

Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler was struck by an elderly driver in February.  He died in August.

Parents Advocate Competency Tests For Older Drivers After Their Son Is Hit & Killed

When an older driver hit and killed a Hopkins student, his parents targeted people they believe should no longer get behind the wheel: older drivers.

05/03/2012

SWITZERLAND OLYMPICS

Md. Couple Runs Mobile Drug Testing Business

Within their home office, Jill and Jim Kopernick have everything they need to learn about drugs. Earlier this year, the Annapolis couple became the Maryland contractor for Mobile Drug Testing, an agency that provides door-to-door testing services. As a result, they get a steady supply of instant test kits that can detect the presence of marijuana, cocaine, opiates and other drugs.

04/10/2012

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