Howard board reacts to arrest, Common Core implementation

When it comes to the Common Core, the Howard County Board of Education is officially in support of the new curriculum standards. But, the devil is in the details, and in this case the details are how to implement the reform. As establishing the new curriculum in county classrooms is front page news for school officials, the Common Core made headlines for another reason last week after an Ellicott City man was arrested during a presentation on the reforms in Towson on Sept. 19. (Patuxent)

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Prince George’s hires new principals and is in search of new teachers

Fifteen principals that have been hired in Prince George’s County this school year. More than half of those principals were hired over the past month. (Wash. Post)

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City to pay $50,000 to family after 'mentor' allegedly molested student

The city's spending panel is set to approve Wednesday a $50,000 settlement to the family of a girl who was allegedly molested by a mentor she met at her Baltimore middle school. (Balt. Sun)

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Hype Heart: 10 Baltimore City Middle Schools Gifted Defibrillators

On Tuesday 10 middle schools in Baltimore City received a lifesaving donation. It comes in a small red box. It’s a huge help for a student athlete if something goes wrong with his/her heart. (WJZ)

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Trying to get the ball rolling on St. Mary's artificial turf fields

Coaches from St. Mary’s County public high schools and youth sports leagues have been pushing for artificial turf fields in recent years. The school board says it cannot afford to put in synthetic fields at the three high schools, but is open to the idea of private fundraising efforts. Some recreation leagues in the county are also tossing around the idea of building their own artificial turf fields. (Enterprise)

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Plugged In! Howard County Pilot Program Allows Devices In Class

Smartphones and tablets are welcome in classrooms. It’s part of a pilot program in Howard County. It’s called Bring Your Own Device and allows students to use their own technology to improve learning in the classroom. (WJZ)

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BCCC gets child care grant

Baltimore City Community College was awarded nearly $169,000 Tuesday, the first installment of a four-year federal grant to help pay for campus-based, child-care services for low-income parents so they can attend school. (Balt. Sun)

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School board asks for salary increase

The Charles County Board of Education wants to increase board member salaries and benefits. The last time the salaries were increased was in 2003. (Independent)

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