Edgewood-area residents blast Harford school board, county leaders

Harford County government and school officials faced a crowd of about 60 parents and community members, who are frustrated with changes to school bus service and the new fees for students to participate in sports and extracurricular activities. (Aegis)

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No end in sight for portable classrooms, despite fewer in use

Portable classrooms continue to be a temporary fix for the Frederick County school district’s space issues as it faces ever-growing enrollment, school officials said.  The county is using 167 portables at 29 schools this year, according to district data. All but 35 of those are housed at elementary schools. (News-Post)

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Parent sues Anne Arundel police, school system after son's arrest

The father of an Arundel Middle School student arrested during class last winter has sued the Anne Arundel County Public School system and the police officers involved. Eugene Wikle of Gambrills is asking for more than $400,000 in damages, claiming a school resource officer broke his son’s wrist while arresting him in a classroom. (Capital)

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Anne Arundel school regulation prevents youth sports programs from sending home fliers

A few times a year, Chris Sexton and the Buccaneers Athletic Club send out hundreds of fliers to Pasadena schools, letting students and parents know about upcoming seasons and giving them a chance to register. Those fliers typically get sent home with students, helping boost player sign-ups. (Capital)

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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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