Dozens of Baltimore kids march in support of $12M youth fund

Beating drums and carrying banners, dozens of young people marched through West Baltimore Tuesday afternoon in support of the city’s new $12 million youth fund. The march began at the Penn North Kids Safe Zone in Sandtown — a community center created to protect youth from harm after the riot of 2015 — and ended at Frederick Douglass High School, where the students called for City Council to pass legislation that would direct more funding to programs in their neighborhoods. (Balt. Sun)

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State audit faults Baltimore City Community College

State auditors have found that Baltimore’s community college gave unjustified raises to high level managers and paid for maintenance work on equipment that did not exist.The new audit also concluded that the struggling Baltimore City Community College mismanaged contracts. Auditors referred that matter to the Maryland attorney general for possible criminal investigation. (Balt. Sun)

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Controversy simmers as Lansdowne High renovation design is debated

Parents are sparring with public officials this week as the Baltimore County school board prepares to inspect a design for a controversial renovation of Lansdowne High School. Warped walls, brown water, burst pipes and a sinking foundation are just some of the problems reported in the building, built in 1963. A 2014 school system report found that it was the worst high school facility in the county. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore County teachers protest discipline problems in schools

Baltimore County teachers protested the lack of discipline in some schools, saying it is putting teachers at risk of being harmed by their students. A couple dozen teachers stood with red T-shirts before the school board on Tuesday night. The teacher’s union President Abby Beytin said five teachers had been hurt this school year in one school, including one who is still out with a concussion. (Balt. Sun)

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Mount St. Mary's to offer new program at Frederick campus

 

Mount St. Mary's University is set to offer a quality assurance and regulatory science graduate certificate program at its Frederick campus starting in July 2018. The certificate program will be the only one of its kind in Maryland, according to a news release from the university. The program is designed for scientists and other professionals in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industries, and trains participants in the areas of quality assurance, risk assessment, quality control and regulatory compliance from a global perspective. (News-Post)

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Warner named interim president at Hagerstown Community College

David Warner, who has nearly 25 years of experience at Hagerstown Community College, has been named interim president starting Jan. 1, college officials announced Tuesday. The HCC Board of Trustees has approved Warner's appointment to take over for outgoing President Guy Altieri after his retirement on Dec. 31, according to an HCC news release. (Herald-Mail)

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Medical adult day care at Harford Communit College closing, funding to go to substance abuse, mental health treatment

As the heroin and opioid epidemic continues in Harford County, so does the need for addiction and mental health treatment for addicts. One such program, Family and Children’s Services, in Harford County is looking to increase the substance abuse services it provides, but it’s coming at a cost — the closure of its Medical Adult Day Care program at Harford Community College. (Aegis)

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T.I.P.S. program arms parents with information about drug use

If your child was using drugs right under your nose would you be able to tell? Most parents would like to think so, but according to the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, many parents may have a difficult time spotting some of the more insidious signs that their child is using drugs. On Tuesday evening, the office hosted a program called Threats in Plain Sight, or TIPS, that aimed to arm parents with information about signs of drug use. (Carr. Co. Times)

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