Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

William "Brit" Kirwan, Head of University System of Maryland, to Retire

University of Maryland's McKeldin Library
Credit carmichaellibrary / Flickr / Creative Commons

  Last fall, more than 153,000 students were studying at one of the dozen schools in Maryland’s public university system. That’s about 28-percent more than were enrolled in 2002, when William E. “Brit” Kirwan began his tenure as Chancellor of Maryland’s public university system.


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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Taylor Branch on Citizenship, Freedom, and Civil Rights

Taylor Branch
Credit Stephanie Hughes

The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Taylor Branch wrote the acclaimed America in the King Years trilogy, which is considered the seminal history of the American civil rights movement. Taylor Branch is teaching a course this semester on the subject of Citizenship and Freedom at the University of Baltimore, which is available online to people around the world. 
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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.

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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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

Credit Maryland Family Network

  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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