Bowie High School parents fight back against bullying

Bowie High School parents are planning an anti-bullying campaign fighting back to end the trend inside the school, which is among the Prince George’s County School System leaders in reported bullying incidents. (Gazette)

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Md. child care subsidy program underfunded

Maryland's Child Care Subsidy program, which gives poor families vouchers for care so parents can work or go to school, is so underfunded that it hasn't met federal rate guidelines in a decade and still uses income eligibility criteria from 2001. The deficit prevents thousands of families from participating and relegates many of those who do to the least expensive care available — often the lowest caliber in terms of facilities, educational offerings and staff training. (Balt. Sun)

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Law school job rates drop 

Fewer students graduating from Maryland’s two law schools are finding jobs, but a greater number are obtaining employment that requires bar passage, according to data from the American Bar Association. (Daily Record)

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July 15 // Day care shortage frustrates parents in Baltimore

At a time when the city is trying to attract and retain families — and more women work than ever before — there's a lack of high-quality, affordable, regulated child care in Baltimore. The shortage is particularly pronounced for children younger than 2, who require a higher, 3-1 ratio of children to staff under state law, making their care cost-prohibitive for many facilities. For some who live or work in the city, the situation has significant consequences. (Balt. Sun)

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Summer Enrichment Program keeps students in the classroom during summer break

Not all Carroll County Public School students have been spending their summer out of the classroom. Around 400 students have taken a class in the 2013 Carroll County Summer Enrichment Program, held at Friendship Valley Elementary in Westminster from June 24 to July 5 and Linton Springs Elementary in Eldersburg starting July 9 and ending Friday. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Foose recruits from Montgomery, Baltimore

More transfers and promotions are taking place among school and central office administrators in the Howard County Public School System, along with the arrivals of several new hires from neighboring districts. The shifts Superintendent Renee Foose announced included two new employees each from her former school districts in Montgomery and Baltimore counties, where she served before becoming Howard's superintendent last year. (Patuxent)

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John Carroll School renovating former convent to house international students

When The John Carroll School in Bel Air opened its doors in September 1964, The Sisters of St. Joseph served as the faculty and lived in a building on campus officially known as the John Carroll Faculty House. By the early 2000s, only two sisters were living in the building, known as "the convent" by students and alumni, and the school began to pursue other uses for the structure. Two years ago, the school's board of trustees decided to use the former convent to house international students, a growing part of the student body. (Aegis)

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LifeBridge Health growing its teaching program

LifeBridge Health has plans to expand its teaching program to encompass more hospitals and more specialties. The Baltimore health system plans to extend its residency and fellowship programs, which primarily take place at Sinai Hospital, to Northwest Hospital. LifeBridge administrators are also exploring the possibility of creating a new fellowship for primary care physicians-in-training. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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