Homeless students getting help with school supplies

Homelessness is affecting every school district in the state, but it's showing up more often in Baltimore City, where there are close to 3,000 homeless students. The city's population of homeless students has more than doubled over the past five years, proof that need continues to outpace resources. (WBAL-TV)

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August 7 // Judy Center limiting its services to certain parts of Carroll County

Certain families in Carroll County will no longer receive early childhood education services from the Judy Center after the decision has been made to restrict whom it assists. The Carroll County Judy Center is in the beginning stages of implementing limitations to which families it serves in the county. The center has gone from providing services to families countywide who would like assistance to serving almost exclusively families within the limits of Title 1 and regional schools. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Johns Hopkins receives $5.8M grant

The Johns Hopkins University’s schools of medicine and public health received a $5.8 million federal government grant for research on frailty among older adults. The five-year grant will allow the university to continue research designed to identify the causes of frailty in older adults and speed the development of interventions to slow or stop it. (WMAR)

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UMBC wins $7.9M contract with military

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County has received a two-year, $7.9 million contract with a federal research agency to develop a new, more efficient system for developing drugs. Through the contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), UMBC researchers will work on a system for developing protein-based drugs that condenses the equipment needed from a large bioreactor that takes weeks to complete its task to a system the size of a briefcase that can make drugs in a matter of hours. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Former Harford schools superintendent receives nearly $32,000 payout

Former Harford County Public Schools superintendent Robert Tomback received nearly $32,000 in payouts of annual and sick leave, in keeping with his contract with the school system. Tomback, who stepped down in June at the end of his four-year term as superintendent, was paid $17,870.08 in annual leave and $13,985.28 in sick leave, HCPS Manager of Communications Teri Kranefeld wrote in an e-mail Tuesday. (Balt. Sun)

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Prince George’s school board boosts sports programs

For the first time in two years, Prince George’s County middle school students will be able to participate in after-school sports and high school athletes will no longer be required to pay a $50 activity fee to play on school athletic teams. (Wash. Post)

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Laurel committee at odds over plan to aid youth club

A Laurel task force created to find solutions for the city’s financially ailing Boys & Girls Club concluded its work, with members divided on what direction to take. The club president warned of dire consequences if the city cannot help with funding. “The main part of the building will be shut down if things aren’t realized from this task force,” club president Levet Brown said during the task force’s final meeting July 30. (Gazette)

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20 most LGBT-friendly colleges ranked by Princeton Review

Mixed news for Maryland's LGBT high schoolers looking to attend one of the nation's most LGBT-friendly colleges: They'll have to head out of state. (Balt. Sun)

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