Beating lawsuit against Morgan State can go forward

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge ruled Monday that a lawsuit can go forward against Morgan State University alleging that the school failed to protect Joshua Ceasar, who was brutally beaten last year by an electrical engineering student who previously showed signs of violence and mental instability. The student, Alexander Kinyua, 22, was later accused of murder and cannibalism in the death of a family friend. (Balt. Sun)

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Anne Arundel school board picks interim superintendent

The public will meet the interim superintendent for Anne Arundel County schools Tuesday when the school board votes on a contract. Teresa Milio Birge, president of the Board of Education, said there are no outstanding issues to resolve before the board votes on its replacement for Kevin Maxwell. Deliberation on an interim schools chief has conducted in private, but Birge said the vote must be taken in public. (Capital)

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With modern dorm on North Ave., MICA creates residential hub for students

When the architects at the Baltimore firm Hord Coplan Macht were hired in the spring of 2012 to design a new dormitory for the Maryland Institute College of Art, they had to act quickly: Students were scheduled to move into the building in less than a year and a half. Eight months ago, the block south of West North Avenue near West Mount Royal Avenue was occupied by a MICA parking lot. Now it's dominated by a $16.3 million edifice that students this fall will begin calling home. (Balt. Sun)

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July 22 // Towson's search for athletic director may be complete by mid-August

Donald C. Fry, head of the group leading the search for Towson's next athletic director, said Thursday he hopes to have a new leader for the Tigers in place by the middle of August. Fry, the president of CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, would like to have a new athletic director in place for the start of the fall season but acknowledged the decision could be delayed for any number of reasons. (Balt. Sun)

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Rehiring Sought For Fired Youth Center Teachers

Lawmakers from western Maryland are seeking the rehiring of ten teachers who were dismissed last month from the state’s juvenile justice system. The youth center teachers were told in March that they would have to reapply for their jobs, but then learned last month that they would not be retained. (AP)

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MSDE finds violations in Carroll autism program

The Maryland State Department of Education has found Carroll County Public Schools in violation of missing deadlines for students' Individualized Education Programs, but a teacher selected to replace a well-liked special education instructor was qualified for the position. The findings come after a group of parents filed a complaint with MSDE in May alleging that their children in the special education program at New Windsor Middle School were neglected after the special education teacher was placed on administrative leave without notification to parents. (Balt. Sun)

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School emphasis on cultural diversity in spotlight for national program

Centennial High School is part of a district-wide approach in Howard County public schools to foster multicultural awareness and teach lessons about diversity alongside traditional instruction. It's one of the reasons the school system was chosen to co-host a national Cultural Proficiency Institute program that is coming to Columbia on Monday and Tuesday. (Balt. Sun)

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Carroll Community College to offer direct loans starting this fall

Carroll Community College will begin offering loans for the first time to its students starting in the 2013-14 school year. The college will now participate in providing direct loans to students and parents through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program and will begin awarding the loans for the fall semester, according to John Gay, Director of Financial Aid at Carroll Community. (Carr. Co. Times)

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