August 9 // Harford teachers 'work to rule' to call attention to funding dispute

When school begins Aug. 26, Harford County teachers will be planning lessons and imparting them to students, but they will not be doing anything beyond their contractually obligated teaching duties as they conduct a "work to rule" action, the leader of their union said Thursday. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

Anticipating an anxious first day for Perry Hall High students

When students return to Perry Hall High School for the first day of school Aug. 27, they will find new safety measures in place, as well as an opportunity to get psychological counseling. "We know the anxiety is going to go up," said Principal George A. Roberts on Thursday. The school has applied for, and received, a federal grant to help students, staff and faculty who may have emotional needs as they enter the building nearly a year to the day after a student opened fire in the cafeteria, seriously injuring another student. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

Howard school board, teachers' union reach tentative agreement

The Howard County Education Association and the Board of Education have reached a tentative agreement in their negotiations, the two organizations announced Thursday. Under the agreement, employees represented by the teachers' union will receive a full-step salary increase this fiscal year, which started July 1. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

UM names new head of fundraising 

The University of Maryland announced the appointment of Mary Burke as its new assistant vice president of university development, effective Sept. 4. (Daily Record)

Read Full Article

CCBC settles ADA suit with hearing-impaired woman 

The Community College of Baltimore County has agreed to settle a lawsuit with a hearing-impaired woman who says the school refused to place her in a clinical internship after she asked for an interpreter. (Daily Record)

Read Full Article

Security boosted at Hopkins after recent robberies, assaults

Security officials at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine campus in East Baltimore are stepping up patrols and plan to add another officer kiosk in response to several robberies and assaults of Hopkins employees since the middle of last month, according to Corporate Security, the company that patrols the campus. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

Carroll transit considers increase for college fares

Carroll Community College students who use public transportation to commute to campus could soon see their bus fares double in some cases depending upon how many days they use the service. The Carroll Area Transit System (CATS) is proposing a fare increase to the Student College Bus Fare that if approved would be effective in January. CATS introduced its proposal to the Board of Carroll County Commissioners Thursday. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

FCC looks to fill top staff positions

Frederick Community College hopes to fill a number of top staff positions this school year after the retirement of several office directors. Among them are Beverly Hendrix, director of diversity; Sam Young, executive director of facilities; Curt Sandusky, director of plant operations; and Kathy Frawley, registrar. (News-Post)

Read Full Article