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Learn about the high school dropout crisis and explore valuable resources to support at-risk youth and families in Maryland. Find alternative education and volunteer programs, and watch heartfelt videos of Baltimore youth working hard to overcome everyday obstacles and succeed in school.
Enhance writing and research skills with 12 new websites for middle and high school students. Each website includes videos, writing activities, educator resources and student writing tips. The content covers English Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
Explore PBS KIDS Lab to find exciting interactive games, activities and mobile apps for home and classroom use. The resources help build early math and literacy skills for children ages 2-8.
Originally aired Thursday, November 21, 2013
Direct Connection's Jeff Salkin hosted this education special that takes a close look at the new Common Core State Standards. See how students are being prepared for colleges, careers and the workplaces of tomorrow. Hear from special guests Dr. Lillian Lowery, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools and Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC.