Montgomery County holds school supplies drive in Rockville

Montgomery County families in need of school supplies can pick some up July 15 at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Montgomery County schools is holding its yearly Drive for Supplies event, where more than 16,000 pounds of supplies will be available for nonprofits and families. (Wash. Post)

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July 12 // Prince George’s County greets new schools chief Kevin Maxwell

Hundreds of Prince George's County parents, teachers, community leaders and elected officials stood in a receiving line at Crossland High School to shake hands with the district’s new chief executive officer, offer him congratulations and assistance in his new job, and, in some cases, make a complaint about the school system. Maxwell said it was “so rewarding to see so many people who worked with me, live in my community.” (Wash. Post)

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Maxwell sets last day as Anne Arundel superintendent: July 31

It’s going to be a long three weeks for the Anne Arundel County school board and outgoing schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell. With the 61-year-old superintendent leaving his job to be CEO of the Prince George’s County Public School system on Aug. 1, he and the school board are scrambling to work out the details of his departure and find his replacement. (Capital)

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Anne Arundel Board of Education approves new charter school

Two more Monarch schools are coming to Anne Arundel County. The Anne Arundel County Board of Education on Wednesday approved a second branch of the Monarch Academy Public Charter School. (Capital)

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Prince George’s County school board member resigns

A Prince George’s County school board member, who was once privately censured by her colleagues and accused of inappropriately using her county-issued credit card, resigned from the Board of Education on Thursday, citing personal reasons. (Wash. Post)

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Ed sec'y touts Common Core at Baltimore conference

Some of the nation's principals, meeting in Baltimore on Thursday, got a pep talk from the education secretary on a variety of topics, including Common Core, a new set of educational standards taking effect at schools across the nation. (WBAL-TV)

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Suburban Md. schools to get STEM course 

The New York-based American Society for Mechanical Engineers announced it has teamed with D.C.-based EverFi Inc., an education technology company, to provide a web-based, interactive STEM education platform to middle and high schools in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. (Daily Record)

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Cusimano chosen to fill Frederick Co. school board vacancy

Colleen Cusimano, a former Frederick County Board of Education candidate and Frederick County Public Schools employee, became the board's newest member Thursday. County commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Cusimano to the seat left open by James C. Reeder Jr.'s death last week. (News-Post)

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