Stevenson U. jumps on free-course bandwagon

Stevenson University is getting in on one of the latest education trends — free, no-credit online courses. Stevenson’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies plans to offer a free, 10-week online forensics course, beginning Sept. 30. The course, called Survey of Forensics, will cover forensic science, cyber forensics and forensic studies. Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have become popular among universities. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Prince George’s BOE hires two directors

The Prince George’s County school system has hired a new director to head the district’s transportation system, which fielded numerous complaints last year about late and crowded school buses. Lori Carter-Evans, who ran the Henrico County school district’s transportation system for two years, replaces Thomas Bishop, who resigned earlier this year. Bishop was hired in 2012. (Wash. Post)

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Balto. Co. School Board elects officers

The Baltimore County Board of Education re-elected Lawrence E. Schmidt as its president and chose David Uhlfelder as its new vice president during its yearly election of officers on Tuesday. (WMAR-TV)

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Baltimore County parents concerned about redistricting

There's no redistricting plan or even proposal yet on the table, but that didn't deter the residents of communities just south of Stoneleigh to turn up at Tuesday night's Baltimore County school board meeting to protest any attempt to redistrict them south. (Balt. Sun)  

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Allegany school board moves to bolster school security

The Allegany County Board of Education voted on Tuesday to approve the School Safety and Security Committee’s recommendation to hire a combination of retired officers and school resource officers to provide additional school security. (Times-News)


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Anne Arundel to name interim superintendent; Maxwell gets contract in Prince George's

Anne Arundel County public school officials said Tuesday that they would name an interim superintendent by the end of the month, the system's first step in replacing outgoing Superintendent Kevin Maxwell. As Anne Arundel's board met in a closed session to discuss its superintendent search, the school board in neighboring Prince George's County was also meeting — to formally approve Maxwell as the county's new schools CEO. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore Co. school board approves demolition, new fields at Carver Center

The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday approved a $3.969 million contract to demolish the old Carver Center building and replace it with a new set of athletics fields. "I don't know how anyone can expect a high school to be a high school without sports fields," Lawrence Schmidt, president of the school board, said before the vote. (Patuxent)

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Prince George’s BOE approves Maxwell’s contract

The Prince George’s County Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a four-year contract for Kevin Maxwell, who was named two weeks ago to be the new head of the struggling public school. The decision came after a closed-door emergency meeting to discuss the agreement. It lasted more than two hours. (Wash. Post)

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