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Maryland gets $6.8m from feds to boost failing schools

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Maryland will receive $6.8 million from the federal government to help efforts to improve its lowest-performing schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced. The state is one of 11 receiving funds through the latest round of School Improvement Grants . "When schools fail, our children and our neighborhoods suffer," Duncan said. "Turning around our lowest-performing...