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6-6-12: Leaving No Child Left Behind…Behind

Maryland is one of 19 states that no longer has to abide by the strictest parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law. We talk with the state’s Assistant Superintendent for Academic Policy about what that means for students and schools here.

Continue Reading June 6, 2012 at 8:43 am Leave a comment

5-21-12: The Importance of Women-Only Colleges

Under the eye of President Mary Pat Seurkamp, Notre Dame of Maryland stopped being a college and started being a university. She’s retiring in June after four decades in higher education. We talk about her time at the helm of the school for women.

Continue Reading May 21, 2012 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

5-21-12: A Retrospective of Amalie Rothschild

Amalie Rothschild (1916 — 2001) was one of Baltimore’s most prolific visual artists during the 20th century. Tom tours a retrospective of her work at Towson University’s Center for the Arts Gallery.

Continue Reading May 21, 2012 at 7:30 am Leave a comment

5-18-12: The Commencement Speech

We hear from Frostburg State University about why they never use outside commencement speakers, and Sheilah talks to Lynchburg College communication studies professor Paula Youra about the history of this sometimes scintillating, sometimes snore-inducing tradition.

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2-27-12: A Program for Reducing Truancy

Sheliah interviews Somerset County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Master Robert Laird about the Truancy Reduction Pilot Program–a court-based program that some Maryland counties are using to address and fix habitual truancy without criminalizing students.

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12-13-11: Making the Classroom Safe for Twitter

How can the social culture of 2011 technology be put to use for students?

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12-12-11: Merger Inked?

Well, not quite. The University System of Maryland studied the pros and cons of merging its Baltimore and College Park campuses, and on Friday, the Board of Regents revealed that they’re dismissing a “merger” in favor of an “alliance.” USM Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan will tell us what that means for the system.

Continue Reading December 12, 2011 at 8:10 am Leave a comment

11-30-11: National Security at Morgan State

Morgan State develops a program to get students into national security jobs.

Continue Reading November 30, 2011 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

11-28-11: Writing it Out

In this age of texting and typing, is anyone learning how to write in cursive any more? And how does writing something out by hand affect how we form our thoughts?

Continue Reading November 28, 2011 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

11-28-11: Best Children’s Books of the Season

Librarian and book critic Paula Willey talks about the best children’s books to add to your holiday shopping list.

Continue Reading November 28, 2011 at 7:45 am 1 comment

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