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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Md. students expected to struggle less to meet new standards

Teachers and administrators across the state are nervous about the move this fall to a new curriculum, one that everyone believes will expect a lot more from students. The Common Core will require students to read more non-fiction, to write more often and to learn math more deep. The switch from a Maryland curriculum to a voluntary national curriculum means school systems are now deep in the weeds of rewriting their lessons for the fall or winter. So there's a lot of angst in schools around the region and across the country. But a report out by the Education Trust should let Maryland educators relax a little. (Balt. Sun)

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Teachers Go Back To School On The Bay

A new state rule requires all Maryland high school graduates to be environmentally literate — but first, teachers have to get up to speed. It’s like high school all over again, except the classroom is a Chesapeake Bay Foundation Boat and today’s lesson is the troubled water of the Inner Harbor. (WJZ-TV)

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Moody’s reviews Howard University for a possible credit-rating downgrade

Moody’s Investors Service is reviewing data on Howard University for a possible downgrade of its credit rating, another sign of fiscal challenges at the historically black school in Northwest Washington. (Wash. Post)

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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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D.C. area Egyptians celebrate Morsi’s ouster

Zeinab Mansour, 70, a librarian from Chevy Chase, returned to her native Cairo two years ago to participate in the democratic revolution that toppled Egypt’s longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak. Last year, the dual citizen voted in Egypt’s first free elections, which led to the presidency of Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. (Wash. Post)

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