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IL bill could excuse absences to vote

A proposed law in IL could give students up to two hours during the school day so they could vote in the upcoming election.

Discussion continues over vaping by schoolchildren

A ban on vaping may be coming in many states, but it's being blocked by trade industry reps in others. It's bad for your health.

Md. moves to keep young kids safe from football

A bill has been filed in the Md. Gen. Assembly that would restrict where students younger than high school can play football.

Tomorrow begins the 2018 legislative session in Md.

The Maryland General Assembly convenes tomorrow for its legislative session this year. Education leads the agenda in some ways.

Nonsense from both ends of the political spectrum

Should white supremacists be allowed to spew hate in the name of free speech? Should illegal aliens be allowed to vote?

Fracking could be banned in Maryland

Fracking has helped some companies extract oil and gas from the Earth, but it has also left permanent damage to the Earth's crust in its wake.

In Oklahoma, a voucher bill dies like poor Jud

Another voucher bill goes down in the state legislature, this time in Oklahoma. Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay! Yeeow!

A new idea for lunch: make it your way

Students at a Md. high school will have tastier lunches to choose from, thanks to efforts by the school district's food service workers.

Parents, Poundstone want screen safety laws

Some parents and one famous comedian want Maryland legislators to enact screen safety laws because students are nearsighted and use computers a lot.

Should IL require seat belts on school buses?

A few lawmakers in IL wonder whether it would be effective to require large school buses to come equipped with seat belts. Would it save lives?