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PHOTO: A report released today that examines educational programs in juvenile justice facilities finds most are doing more harm than good. Photo courtesy of fbi.gov.

BOWIE, Md. – When you have a captive audience, there is great opportunity. A report released today by the Southern Education Foundation on educational programs in juvenile justice facilities across the country finds that most may be doing more harm than good because of the missed opportunitie...Read More

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PHOTO: Construction and hydraulic fracturing are industries where workers are exposed to silica dust. OSHA is proposing rules to minimize exposure, since the dust is linked to chronic respiratory illnesses and deaths. Photo credit: lhsfna.org

BALTIMORE – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently wrapped up nearly three weeks of hearings on a proposed rule to limit workers' exposure to silica dust. General construction, masonry and foundries were among the industries examined. Silica dust is connected to r...Read More

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PHOTO: Common Core is often a controversial topic in Maryland, but there wasn't much opposition to three pieces of legislation that have received final approval in the General Assembly. Photo credit: Maryland.gov.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Common Core is often a controversial topic in Maryland, but there wasn't much opposition to three pieces of legislation that have received final approval in the General Assembly. The bills address concerns about testing and implementation. Betty Weller, president of the Ma...Read More

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PHOTO: A new index that tracks how kids are doing in Maryland breaks it down by race and ethnicity, and found stark differences. Photo credit: fda.gov

BALTIMORE - A new index that tracks how kids are doing in Maryland breaks it down by race and ethnicity. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report tabulates milestones and situations connected with child well-being, such as preschool attendance, math and reading test scores, health, and neighborhood sit...Read More

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PHOTO: Today is the last chance for public comments regarding "Lolita's" release, after performing for more than 40 years at the Miami Seaquarium. Photo courtesy Animal Welfare Institute.

BALTIMORE – Lolita is a captive whale at the Miami Seaquarium who has been performing tricks for 43 years – and she could get a shot at retirement. Today is the last day the U.S. Government takes public comments on the matter. Lolita was captured off the Pacific coast of Washington i...Read More

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PHOTO: It's a crunch that will be heard around the state for today's Maryland Day. Students and residents are encouraged to bite into an apple at 10 a.m. to raise awareness about the importance of school breakfast. Credit: Deborah C. Smith

BALTIMORE - Taking a bite out of hunger will be heard around the state today for Maryland Day. More than 150,000 Marylanders have promised to join schoolchildren for a synchronized "crunch" as they taste apples at 10 a.m., as Michael J. Wilson, director of Maryland Hunger Solutions, explained. "We ...Read More

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PHOTO: Maryland's Legislature is doing its homework on Common Core, with action on three bills recently to ease the transition. Maryland State Education Association President Betty Weller says it's encouraging to see that concerns about Common Core are being addressed. Photo courtesy of MDSEA.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland's Legislature is doing its homework on Common Core, with action on three bills recently to ease the transition. Maryland State Education Association president Betty Weller said it's encouraging to see that concerns about Common Core are being addressed - from ensuring that...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a "silent epidemic" affecting those who have served in the military, and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Courtesy of CDC.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has called diabetes a "silent epidemic" affecting those who have served in the military, and is dedicating resources to better management of the disease. Type 2 diabetes affects almost 20 percent of veterans who use VA health care, compared to...Read More

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