Dumbarton Middle students find loaded gun in Rodgers Forge

A group of middle school girls walking home from Dumbarton Middle School in Rodgers Forge Wednesday afternoon found a loaded handgun on the side of the road, according to police. (Patuxent)

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Johns Hopkins researchers win $600,000 in grants

Ten Johns Hopkins University researchers have received new grants worth $600,000. The 10 Hopkins grant recipients are among 200 researchers to receive grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, formerly known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Prince George’s schools to allow online reporting of bullying

Parents in Prince George’s County who want to notify the public school system of the bullying or harassment of a student can now file a report online. Previously, students, family members and staff could not file a complaint electronically. But school officials are hoping that the new format will allow the school system to track reports better and make the process easier for parents, students and staff. (Wash. Post)

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New charter school touts successful first week

Frederick Classical Charter School opened its doors to students for the first time Aug. 19, a long-awaited accomplishment for the county’s school choice advocates. After five years of paperwork, building searches and fundraising, Head of School Jackie Piro called the school’s eventual inception “a perfect storm.” Students are excited, parents are supportive and teachers are passionate, she said. (News-Post)

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McDonogh School opens STEM center

Students, faculty and staff at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills gathered Wednesday to celebrate the opening of The Naylor Building for Upper School science, technology engineering, and math (STEM). (WMAR)

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Carroll Board of Education discusses project requests to county and state

Superintendent of Schools Steve Guthrie said the school system and Carroll Community College may partner to build a combined use facility as the new Carroll County Career and Technology Center. The two agencies are still deciding what it might look like, what the access points would be and at what times each agency would use the building, for instance, he said. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Howard school redistricting meetings set for September

Two community meetings regarding the upcoming middle school redistricting process are set for next month. The primary focus of the meetings will be the upcoming middle school redistricting process and the opening of the new middle school in Hanover. The new school is set to open in August 2014, which is also when any approved redistricting would go into effect. (Patuxent)

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Councilman Guthrie and Edgewood Leader Gear Up for Legal Action Against Harford Schools’ Pay-to-Play Fees and Cuts to School Bus Service

Gearing up for legal action against Harford County Public Schools, County Councilman Dion Guthrie and Edgewood Community Council Chairman Jansen Robinson held a meeting in Edgewood to gather potential testimony from parents harmed by the implementation of pay-to-play fees and cuts to school bus service in the school year just underway. Guthrie and Robinson said they have secured legal counsel with plans for a class action to halt both measures through a petition for preliminary injunction to be filed as early as Friday. (Dagger)

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