FCC convocation acknowledges lawsuit, emphasizes fresh start 

Frederick Community College President Doug Browning acknowledged what he called “the elephant in the room” at the employee convocation Thursday as educators, administrators and staff geared up for another academic year. That "elephant" is a lawsuit in which two former college administrators claim they were wrongfully terminated from FCC for reporting alleged ethical violations. (News-Post)

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Closing of Waverly Library for major renovations 'bittersweet'

Jacques Thompson, 12, was born a year after his mother, Anne Marie Lalmansingh, became manager of the Waverly Library branch. The Roland Park Elementary/Middle School seventh grader loves to read and is a regular at the Waverly branch. He also likes to visit other branches around the city with his mother from time to time, to see what they're like. "He's a library baby," Lalmansingh said proudly. Now, the Hamilton family is losing the library branch nearest to their hearts. The Waverly branch at 401E. 33rd St. is closing Saturday, Aug. 24 for at least 18 months for major renovations. (Patuxent)

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Montgomery teachers union appoints new political director

With local elections around the corner, Montgomery County’s teachers union has a new leader spearheading its political efforts who only a few months ago was teaching high school students. Barbara Hueter of Silver Spring recently took on the role of the Montgomery County Education Association’s political director after about eight years in Montgomery County Public Schools as a Spanish teacher at Gaithersburg High School and Sherwood High School in Olney, and then a social studies teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. (Gazette)

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Northrop Grumman donates training software worth $3M to Naval Academy

Northrop Grumman Corp. recently donated $3 million worth of training software to the Naval Academy. (Daily Record)

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SU introduces education school dean

At Salisbury University, Cheryl Parks can spread her expertise in social work across a spectrum of departments in the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies. She is the Seidel School’s new dean, overseeing 2,400 students in graduate and undergraduate programs across four departments. She also leads nearly 70 full-time faculty members and a staff of 12 members. (Daily Times)

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Edgewood Middle deals with flooding, outages

Edgewood Middle School was faced with some flooding and power outages shortly before the start of the new school year. On Aug. 12, water infiltrated the boiler room as a result of heavy rain and a faulty valve serving the storm drainage system, Harford County Public Schools spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld said. (Aegis)

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Annapolis High track coach dies of injuries in roadway accident

An Annapolis High School assistant track and cross country coach died of injuries she suffered when the bicycle she was riding collided with a vehicle, according to Anne Arundel County police. Patricia Cunningham, 50, of Annapolis died late Wednesday after the accident on Riva Road in Davidsonville, police said. (Balt. Sun)

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August 22 // City schools' academic chief resigns

Baltimore city schools' academic chief will leave the district next month, city school officials confirmed Tuesday, the second key departure in a critical year that will see a transition into the most high-stakes academic climate the district has seen in decades. Sonja Santelises, who former city schools CEO Andres Alonso brought in from Boston in 2010, will head to the Washington D.C. policy group Education Trust. (Balt. Sun)

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