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U.S. News Says Maryland Has the Nation’s Best Public High Schools for 2017

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Rankings-maker U.S. News and World Report has determined that Maryland high schools are the best in the nation, based on a “medal count.”

Maryland County Considers Banning Bad Grades

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Prince George’s County is considering enacting a policy that would make it so high school students never get a grade below 50 percent, among other changes that are aimed at addressing inequity among students.

Maryland School District Ditches Final Exams

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Starting this year, high school students in Montgomery County have it a little bit easier: That school district, the largest in the state, has voted to eliminate year-end final exams in high school, the Washington Post reports.

Did a Scientist Make Meth at a Maryland Government Lab?

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On Saturday, there was an explosion in a lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Montgomery County, which injured a security officer. But in a lab where lots of chemicals are handled, that sort of thing must be par for the course, right? Not exactly, it turns out.

Free Range Parents Cleared of One Neglect Charge

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Danielle and Alexander Meitiv, the Maryland parents who got in trouble with Child Protective Services for letting their young children make the one mile walk from school to home alone, have been cleared of a charge of neglect. But that doesn’t mean their legal troubles are over.

That Time a Supreme Court Justice Had Jury Duty in Maryland

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Last week, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts showed up in a Maryland courtroom… but not necessarily in the capacity you might expect.

Kids of “Free Range Parents” Taken into Custody–Again

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Back in January, a Montgomery County couple came under investigation by Child Protection Services for letting their kids make the one-mile walk home from school without adult supervision. Yesterday, the Meitiv family and CPS intensified, as the family’s two children were taken into custody (and then returned).

Maryland Parents Investigated for Letting Children Walk Alone

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Montgomery County Child Protective Services visited the Meitiv family home in Silver Spring a few days before Christmas. They were worried about the family’s two children, a 10-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl. The problem? The children had been seen walking home from the park unaccompanied by an adult.

Mountain Searched for Maryland’s Long-Missing Lyon Sisters

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montgomsistersOne day in 1975, Katherine and Sheila Lyon vanished after going to a Kensington shopping mall. The girls were 10 and 12 years old, respectively. Authorities announced two persons of interest in the case just last year. Now, they’re looking to dig into a Virginia mountain in hopes of finding the girls’ remains.

Montgomery County Effectively Decriminalizes Marijuana

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Today marks the first day that marijuana is decriminalized in Baltimore, but don’t just go smoking a joint in the middle of the street–unless you’re in Montgomery County, that is.