Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Should College Still Be Four Years?

The Learning Commons at University of Baltimore, which includes study space.

Sheilah Kast talks with University of Baltimore President Robert Bogomolny about the school's new incentive to finish college in four years.

The University of Baltimore is announcing a new program to encourage students to graduate in four years. Right now, just around 12 percent of the students does.  The school calls the program “Finish4Free,” and it'll be offered to this year’s crop of freshmen.  We talk about it with President Robert Bogomolny.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Repealing Common Core?

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Republican Delegate Michael Smigiel of Cecil County, the sponsor of the repeal bill, and Margaret Bibbo, a parent and educator.

Maryland is one of 45 states that has adopted what’s called the Common Core standards for curriculum in public schools.  The Maryland State Board of Education adopted them in June 2010, but this is the school year the standards are being implemented – and the movement against them by some parents and teachers is building steam.

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The First Five Years
1:19 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

The First Five Years: The Promise of Pre-K

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  November 6, 2013

Preschool plays an important role in preparing children to succeed in kindergarten.  Publicly funded pre-K helps ensure that children of all income levels have access to preschool.

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