Anne Arundel council stops schools from using supplies budget for raises

The Anne Arundel school board will have to figure out another way to pay for employee raises. In a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the County Council rejected a move by the school board to move $5.9 million from various accounts to pay for raises. Three million dollars would have come from an account designated for textbooks. (Capital)

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Sept. 5 // City's academic chief departure comes amid critical instruction year

Sonja Santelises stood before a room of Baltimore educators whose faces were filled with angst as she spoke about a rigorous new curriculum that would soon change everything they thought they knew about teaching. Three years later, when she pulled up a new English and language arts curriculum aligned with new standards — known as the "common core" — that will be rolled out this year, a room of educators erupted into cheers. (Balt. Sun)

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Salisbury University student in critical condition; friend and shooter are dead

A Salisbury University student remained in critical condition Wednesday after she was shot near the Eastern Shore campus by her ex-boyfriend, who then fatally wounded her friend and himself, police said. (Wash. Post)

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No ‘I’ In Team: Cheerleaders At Towson University Appeal Hazing Suspension

Towson University cheerleaders are fighting back after being suspended the entire academic school year for hazing. The squad has now filed an appeal. (WJZ)

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Betamore launches tech-intensive academic program

Baltimore’s Betamore is launching an academic program geared toward intensive technology education. The program, called the Academy, will offer 10-week courses that teach practical technology skills designed to help participants land jobs and launch their own companies. (Balt. Sun)

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Common Core standards uses new test

Parent of children enrolled in a Maryland public school may have heard about the new Common Core standards, which is meant to prepare students in the early grades for college and career. Common Core also comes with a new test. (WBAL-TV)

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Up on the roof: Montgomery thinking green thoughts for school buildings

When Weller Road Elementary School in Silver Spring unveiled its renovated facilities for the new school year, one of the most striking additions was plants covering the roof. The vegetative, or green, roof is designed to capture and soak up rain water so it doesn’t all run into the ground at once, flooding sewers and eroding the ground as it goes. It also helps regulate the building’s temperature, saving the school money. (Gazette)

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Arundel school board to discuss superintendent search

The Anne Arundel County school board will discuss its search for a new superintendent at its Sept. 25 meeting, officials said. Board Member Stacy Korbelak, chair of an ad hoc superintendent search committee, said the group will make a presentation before the full board discussing whether to enlist a search firm. It had earlier been stated that the panel would discuss the findings at its Sept. 15 retreat. (Balt. Sun)

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