University of Maryland pharmacy school cancels plans to train medical marijuana workers

Citing legal concerns, the University of Maryland’s School of Pharmacy has canceled plans to offer training for those who work in the medical marijuana industry, After consulting with the Maryland attorney general’s office, the university asked pharmacy school officials to cancel the classes, a university spokesman said. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

Kittleman launches early childhood education initiative

Two minutes is all you need to teach a child something new. That is the strategy County Executive Allan Kittleman touted on Monday at the launch of his latest education initiative, a free library of educational videos available to all county residents aimed at preparing children for kindergarten. The program, called ReadyRosie, is a subscription based website that provides instructional videos in English and Spanish through texts and emails to encourage educational engagement between parents and their children. (Ho. Co. Times)

Read Full Article

Ravens-funded renovations to Renaissance Academy unveiled

Several Baltimore Ravens were on hand at the Renaissance Academy on Monday morning to help unveil $1.5 million in renovations that the team funded after learning of plans to close the West Baltimore school. Showing off the renovations were Ravens President Dick Cass, tight end Benjamin Watson and former safety Ed Reed along with Mayor Catherine Pugh, schools CEO Sonja Santelises and University of Maryland, Baltimore President Jay Perman. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

More than 300 Maryland students named National Merit semifinalists

More than 300 Maryland students qualified as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors academically talented students and allows them to compete for college scholarships. The list of about 16,000 semifinalists — representing less than 1 percent of high school seniors in the United States — was announced last week. Students qualified for the title by achieving high scores on their PSAT exam. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

BOE to discuss termination of teacher accused of soliciting minor online

Almost a week after a Carroll County Public Schools teacher was arrested on charges of soliciting a minor online, the school board has announced it will hold a special meeting next week to act on the superintendent’s recommendation to fire the teacher. Kenneth Brian Fischer, 39, of the 800 block of Amherst Lane in Westminster, is facing charges in Virginia on four counts of solicitation of a minor in connection with an online chat investigation that was begun on Aug. 31 by the Fairfax County Police Major Crime Bureau, Child Exploitation Unit, according to a news release from Maryland State Police, which assisted in the investigation. (Carr. Co. Times)

Read Full Article

$200K renovation at Goretti includes new restrooms, laptops for all students

A nearly $200,000 renovation at St. Maria Goretti High School has added two new classrooms and improved safety with a new secure entrance vestibule. Mostly completed this past summer, the project also included much-needed renovations to Goretti's restrooms, plus new technology in the form of new Chromebook laptops for every student of the private Catholic school. (Herald-Mail)

Read Full Article

Towson University using goats to clear out invasive plants on campus

Sometimes, only a goat will do, or in the case of Towson University, 20 goats, as the university turns to nature’s weed whackers to help clear the weeds. Harmony Church Farm’s slogan, “Our Kids Love Weed,” is more than a pun, it’s spot on, as 20 goats munch their way through weeds in Towson University’s Glen Arboretum. The arboretum is made up of plants and trees native to Maryland. The goats are going after non-native invasive plants, especially vines. (WJZ-TV)

Read Full Article

Teen barred from Heritage graduation welcomes son, plans to start college in spring

Maddi Runkles, the pregnant teen who was barred from participating in Heritage Academy's graduation earlier this year, gave birth late last month to a boy named Greyson. "My family and I are doing great," Runkles said in an emailed statement. "Greyson was born Aug. 31, so we're still adjusting to having a newborn in the house. My parents and brother are an extremely big help." (Herald-Mail)

Read Full Article