Deaf advocates suing university of Maryland have had success with other institutions

The lawsuit filed in September by the National Association of the Deaf against the University of Maryland for its lack of amenities for deaf fans at sporting events is just one of many such efforts to ensure hearing-impaired sports enthusiasts can enjoy themselves at stadiums. Association CEO Howard A. Rosenblum said his organization has successfully sued other athletic organizations over the same issue, including the Washington Redskins, Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. (News-Post)

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Crowding at Hillcrest Elementary sends pre-K program to nearby Woodbridge

Each day at 12:30 p.m., a small school bus pulls into the drop-off circle at Woodbridge Elementary School and about 15 children get off. These 4- and 5-year-old pre-K students are attending Woodbridge for their first and, most likely, only year. They arrive at the school on Pleasant Valley Drive from Hillcrest Elementary, the Frederick Road school they are zoned to attend. (Balt. Sun)

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Columbia elementary school learns how to 'Move This World'

With the help of an organization founded by a Howard County native, students at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia are learning how to enact social change through the art of movement. “We’re here to help cultivate a culture of empathy, diversity, appreciation, self-awareness and the ability to manage emotions so that conflict transformation can occur,” said Yolanda Earl-Thompson, U.S. program manger for Move this World. (Balt. Sun)

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Cherokee Lane students work to 'Clean Up, Green Up' their school

Cherokee Lane Elementary School students, parents, staff and other members of the Adelphi school’s community took part in Prince George’s County’s annual Clean Up, Green Up event Saturday. About 40 participants helped remove litter from school property, said Sheena Hardy, Cherokee Lane’s principal. Volunteers also planted flowers and 17 trees, Hardy said. (Gazette)

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River Hill students among local band members earning national honors

Allyson Luo took up clarinet because the instrument was shiny and "looked nice." David Flyr began playing the French horn because his mother said it might be a path to scholarships. At some point, both River Hill High School seniors discovered they were on to something; through those instruments, their talents shined. Now both have been recognized among some of the best school musicians in the state and nation. (Balt. Sun)

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Oct. 21 // University of Maryland development: If you build it, will faculty and staff come?

The college newspaper is opposed. Former Maryland governor Parris Glendening (D) calls it “a disaster of the first magnitude.” A local business leader says it would be “counterproductive and a travesty.” That’s the type of feedback that is pouring in to the University of Maryland president’s office about a proposal from Maryland alumnus Brian Gibbons to build a shopping center, faculty housing and a Beltway access road on a third of the university’s 150-acre golf course. But university President Wallace Loh says it would be wrong to simply dismiss the proposal, saying it may help the College Park campus address some of its pressing needs. (Wash. Post)

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Maxwell offers six-month plan for Prince George’s schools

Since taking the reins of Maryland’s second-largest school system in August, Kevin Maxwell has met with Prince George’s County business and community leaders, toured more than 50 schools, and talked to thousands of employees, students and parents. Now, the new chief executive officer of the county’s schools, hired by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) with the expectation of turning around the struggling system, has created a six-month plan to address the concerns he has heard and the observations he has made during the past two months. (Wash. Post)

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University of Maryland looks to bring more events to Comcast Center

Comcast Center is breaking into show business after the University of Maryland signed a one-year deal with Global Spectrum to book special events at the 17,950-seat arena. The agreement was driven by the school’s effort to find new ways to generate revenue for athletics and to bring more entertainment options to campus for students, Maryland Athletic Director Kevin Anderson said. The university as a whole also wants the arena to play a larger role in bringing the community together in College Park, Anderson said. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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