Landmark city teacher's contract pays off

It was billed as a landmark teacher contract, one that was supposed to pave the way for Baltimore City teachers to earn more money, but has it paid off? A first-year teacher in Baltimore City can earn more than $47,000 a year -- $4,000 more than the state average, but most say it's not all about making money. The teacher contract has currently been in force for almost three years. The union said it's not perfect, but that the school system has made good on at least one promise that of a bigger paycheck. (WBAL-TV)

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MedImmune, UM Baltimore to make drugs together

Drug maker MedImmune and the University of Maryland, Baltimore have entered into a $6 million partnership to conduct bioscience research. Under the five-year agreement, Gaithersburg-based MedImmune and the university will provide funding and scientists to work on joint research they hope will result in quicker development of drugs. (Balt. Sun)

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Carroll Board of Education open to idea of system-wide advertising plan

The Carroll County Board of Education agreed it would be open to pursuing a system-wide advertising plan in the future, but has not yet decided what that plan may look like. The board went over the report developed by Education Funding Partners during its meeting Wednesday. The report provides Carroll County Public Schools with national and regional corporate sponsorship revenue resources based on available communication and marketing assets in the area. (Carroll Co. Times)

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University of Maryland among top party schools

The University of Maryland makes Playboy magazine's list for Top 10 party schools. The rankings are featured in Playboy’s October 2013 college issue, officials announced Wednesday. This is the eighth time the magazine has published its party school rankings, and the first time West Virginia has taken top honors. (WBAL-TV)

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Dance proposes plan to address Balto. Co. schools overcrowding

A preliminary proposal to address overcrowding in the southwest part of Baltimore County was released after the final of two community stakeholder meetings in the area. The proposal includes a new 700-seat elementary school at the current site of Westowne Elementary, another 700-seat school at the current site of Relay Elementary, a third 700-seat school at the current site of Catonsville Elementary or at the Bloomsbury Community Center site and a 200-seat addition to Westchester Elementary. (Patuxent)

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UMd., Northrop Grumman launch cyber honors program

Students searching for an in to Maryland’s growing cyber security community are seeing their higher education options expand. Northrop Grumman Corp. and University of Maryland, College Park on Wednesday formally kicked off what they’re calling the first cyber security honors program for undergraduates — the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Buzzing in for safety at Howard elementary schools

Visitors to Laurel Woods Elementary School have noticed something different recently as they prepared to enter the front door — they need permission. The North Laurel school was one of many Howard County elementary schools to have a new buzzer system installed during the summer. Visitors must push a buzzer at the front door and identify themselves before being allowed into the building. (Patuxent)

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SU police accreditation due soon

The Salisbury University Police Department is expecting to earn its accreditation this November after a three-year process that involved reworking and adding new policies to comply with various law enforcement standards. (Daily Times)

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