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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - MD: Children's

Children and young people are being bombarded with tobacco industry marketing for flavored e-cigarettes. (Adobe stock)

BALTIMORE – As the number of vaping related illnesses continues to rise, Maryland is looking to join five other states in banning the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes. The legislation is sponsored in the House of Delegates by Prince George's County Democrat Dereck Davis and is planned for

Baltimore’s Middle Grades Partnership students have a three-year retention rate of 78%. (Middle Grades Partnership)

BALTIMORE – More low-income middle school students in Baltimore are getting into academically rigorous high schools, and they credit the city's Middle Grades Partnership learning program. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Middle Grades Partnership crosses economic and racial lines by pai

According to a new poll, 50% of Maryland educators held a second job to make ends meet last year — up nine points from the year before. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As children go back to school Tuesday, almost all Maryland teachers say they pay for some school supplies out of their own pockets – and about half work a second job to have the money to do so. Those statistics are from a new poll of 800 Maryland State Education Associ

Advocates say teaching the history of LGBTQ rights and disability rights in Maryland schools can help underrepresented students feel more accepted in the classroom. (Manny DaCunha/Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Education says it is looking to add curriculum that explores the history of the LGBTQ rights and disability rights movements. The move comes after a push by lawmakers earlier this month to expand the state's history studies to include lessons focus

A new report by the Abell Foundation says Maryland needs to set child-support amounts based on a parent’s actual income rather than their potential earnings. (iStockphoto)

BALTIMORE – Maryland needs to overhaul its child-support system, according to a new report by the Abell Foundation. The report says the combination of high child-support amounts and tough enforcement tools has done more harm than good for lower-income Maryland families. It says the child-sup

Children and teens now consume 17% of their calories from added sugars, nearly half of which come from drinks alone, according to the American Heart Association and Academy of Pediatrics. (igorovsyannykov/Pixabay)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are endorsing regulations and additional taxes aimed at reducing kids' consumption of sugary drinks. According to health officials, sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugar, which is strongly li

The 2018 Maryland Report Card offers public access to more details on measures of success in the state's 1,400 public schools. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Achievement gaps persist between students of color and white students, according to a new analysis of Maryland's public schools. Education advocates say the state needs to make finding solutions a priority. The Baltimore Community Foundation commissioned the report by The Education

The National Toxicology Program conducted studies in rats and mice to help clarify potential health hazards of cellphones, which are used by 95 percent of American adults. (terimakasih0/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A federal agency has released the final results of what could be the world's largest and most costly experiment linking cancer in male rats to cellphone radiation. The National Toxicology Program concluded there's "clear evidence" that prolonged exposure to high levels of ra

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