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Maryland graduation rate rises to 85 percent

Maryland's high school graduation rate has been climbing steadily for the past four years and reached nearly 85 percent — far above the national average — this past June, according to data released Tuesday. More students from every corner of the…

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Political rivals find common ground Over Common Core

Supporters of the new Common Core education standards adopted by 45 states say the standards hold American students to much higher expectations, and move curriculum away from a bubble-test culture that encourages test preparation over deeper learning. But there's growing backlash to Common Core,…

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Should schools teach kids to meditate?

Each year, meditation becomes more of a trend. Celebrities like Jerry Seinfeldand Goldie Hawn, businessmen like Bill George of Goldman Sachs and Exxon Mobil, and News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, have publicly discussed practicing it. Techies and others in the corporate world have begun usingmindfulness, a type of…

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