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Md. Students Protest High Cost of Textbooks

A new study shows students at the University of Maryland may be opting-out of purchasing required textbooks because of the high cost.  On Jan. 29 the Maryland branch of Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) in partnership with the UMD Student Government Association (SGA) held a public rally at the University of Maryland campus in support of so-called Open Source Textbook project.

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The Goddard School in Bowie Hosts Open House, Showcases Pre-Kindergarten Class Project Made with TINKERTOY

The Goddard School in Bowie, which opened its doors to the children of Prince George’s County in 2011, hosted its Winter Open House on Saturday, Feb. 8. Current and prospective families were invited to visit the Goddard School and see firsthand the many educational activities the teachers do with the children. The theme and title of the Open House was “Teach.  Play. Learn. Inspiring Young Minds for the 21st Century symbolizes The Goddard School’s commitment to 21st Century Learning.” 

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ALDI Opens in Beltsville, Md.

 

Blackberries and mangoes for less than a buck, and an entire Mama Cozi large frozen pizza for $4.99, Beltsville residents now have one more shopping option and officials at ALDI say its new store is super budget friendly.

 

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Bi-County Council approves WSSC rate increase

LAUREL – At a bi-county meeting last Thursday, the Prince George’s County and Montgomery County Councils unanimously approved the Washington Suburban Sanity Commission’s $1.3 billion 2015 budget—including a 5.5 percent rate increase for ratepayers.

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