Montgomery SAT scores dip slightly, show gains for African American students

Scores on the SAT college entrance exam dipped three points for Montgomery County students who graduated in the spring, according to figures released Thursday, but Montgomery’s performance remains well above the state and national averages. (Wash. Post)

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Earnhardt visits with NDHS students

NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited with North Dorchester High School students Thursday, to promote the National Guard’s Race 2 Achieve program. Earnhardt spoke at a school assembly and answered student questions, then met with Algebra II and trigonometry students about how math and science are integral parts of NASCAR. (Star-Democrat)

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Anthony Day named permanent president of Loyola Blakefield

Anthony Day, who served for five years as principal at Loyola Blakefield in Towson before a short tenure as interim president, was named as the school’s president. According to a letter posted on the school’s website from Joseph Sullivan, chair of the school’s Board of Trustees, Day was also named the school’s Director of the Work, which guides the school’s Ignatian mission. (Patuxent)

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Enrollment falls at Montgomery College after steady growth

Montgomery College saw a slight decline in its fall enrollment this year in what a college spokesperson called a “leveling off” after a recent boom she said the school attributes to the recession. Total fall enrollment at the college — which has Rockville, Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses — is down about 4.7 percent compared to last fall’s enrollment. (Gazette)

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Howard school board seeking $6,000 raise for members

Howard County Board of Education members soon might be getting a raise. Board members are working on sending an official request to the Howard County delegation, Board Chairman Frank Aquino said this week. If the legislation is approved by the 2014 General Assembly, board members could make $18,000 a year, up from their current compensation of $12,000. The board chair could make $20,000, up from $14,000. (Patuxent)

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Cherry Hill to get new elementary school

The Cherry Hill community in south Baltimore is in line to get a brand new elementary school. The new school is part of a larger long-term school construction plan approved by the city's Board of Estimates on Tuesday. It falls under a historic building agreement passed by the General Assembly earlier this year. (WBAL-TV)

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Hood students eat on $2 a day to learn about poverty

Hood College freshmen thought they knew what it meant to be a "broke college student." That is, until they learned what it's like to live on $2 a day. Students in "The Hunger Games" — a first-year seminar course that explores global poverty — will finish the "$2 Challenge" today after five days and four nights of simulated homelessness and hunger. (News-Post)

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Anne Arundel school board approves $192.1M capital budget

The Anne Arundel County school board approved a $192.1 million capital budget request for the 2015 fiscal year, including money for a new Severna Park High School and projects at more than a dozen other schools. The spending blueprint didn’t include funding for a new high school in Crofton, disappointing roughly 150 people showing up in purple shirts to support the long-standing cause. (Capital)

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