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Local schools adopting Common Core State Standards in effort to improve education

You've gotten the school fliers, you've probably seen some of the news stories, but you may still be confused and wonder: what the heck is the Common Core?

Friday - 10/18/2013, 08:23am EDT

Tags: Common Core

No theater, dancing at Glen Echo Park during shutdown

Each day Glen Echo Park remains closed, the arts programs that operate there are taking a financial hit. The locally operated park sits on federal land and has been closed throughout the shutdown.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: glen echo park, shutdown, arts, ike leggett, Glen Echo, government shutdown

Montgomery County Halloween-themed display gets go-ahead

This year, Halloween, at least the way Donna Kerr planned it, is canceled.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 11:14pm EDT

Tags: Halloween, donna kerr, Haunted Garden, Silver Spring

9 of 12 Md. pet stores failed to post puppy origins

Nine of 12 pet stores visited as part of an undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States did not comply with a Maryland law that requires them to post on each dog cage every dog's breeding and origins.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: pets, humane society, dogs,

Maryland minimum wage increase proposed

Several Maryland lawmakers are looking to raise the state's minimum wage.

Saturday - 10/05/2013, 02:14pm EDT

Tags: Montgomery County, minimum wage, Maryland, Prince Georges County

Helping kids deal with shutdown stress

Just like their parents, kids are feeling the effects of the government shutdown.

Friday - 10/04/2013, 06:54am EDT

Tags: shutdown, parenting, children, anxiety, Eleanor Mackey

Consumer group fights with USDA over food safety

A consumer advocacy group is petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture to halt a pilot program aimed at improving the efficiency of meat industry inspections because the group says it will make meat unfit for consumption.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 05:16pm EDT

Tags: food safety, USDA food inspections, meat processing, consumer protection, sumofus.org,

No quick fix for Montgomery County's poor math scores

Staffers studying Montgomery County's high failure rates on final math exams briefed the Board of Education Monday - and there won't be a quick fix.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 07:29am EDT

Tags: Montgomery County Public Schools, board of education, Math scores, mcps

Push to close Montgomery County schools for Muslim holidays

Public schools close around Jewish and Christian holidays, and some in Montgomery County are pushing for schools to include Islamic holidays in their closures.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 12:55pm EDT

Tags: eid, muslim, islamic, George Leventhal, Montgomery County Council, Montgomery County Public Schools

Pepco wants to charge customers who don't switch to smart meters

Pepco has asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to allow it to charge a $75 up-front fee to those customers who opted out of the smart meters.

Saturday - 09/21/2013, 09:59am EDT

Tags: Pepco, smart meters, Maryland Public Service Commission, Glenn Glass,

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