The long and short of a Maryland school’s dress code sparks protest

The dress code memo to students and parents at a suburban Maryland high school didn’t leave much to the imagination. “Skirts and dresses must not show private areas when sitting, walking, climbing stairs or doing normal school activities,” the new principal at Albert Einstein High School, Christine C. Handy, wrote in an email last week. “Shorts must not expose private areas when sitting, walking, climbing stairs, or doing normal school activities.” (Wash. Post)

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Schools are a growing target for cyberattacks

The past summer was especially challenging for at least three American schools. Monroe College, in New York City, Regis University, in Denver, and Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey, all were victims of cyberattacks that, to varying degrees and for varying lengths of time, crippled the schools’ systems. The incidents were just the latest to highlight the emergence of a relatively new target for cyber hackers: colleges and universities. (Daily Record)

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Cybersecurity programs booming at Maryland community colleges

In 2015, Carroll Community College launched a new academic program in cybersecurity. It was an immediate hit, and, in the ensuing four years, has grown like a weed, adding students, instructors, classes and equipment. The Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems Program has served more than 300 students to date, said director Matt Day, and most new classes are filled to capacity or waitlisted each semester. (Daily Record)

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Washington County officials hoping to add two school resource officers next school year

Washington County officials are hoping to get a grant to add two school resource officers next school year for public schools. If successful, the grant would provide a school resource officer at Springfield Middle School in Williamsport and another at Ruth Ann Monroe Primary outside Hagerstown, said Capt. Mark Knight with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Those officers also would help at other schools. (Herald-Mail)

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Landmark sale suggests warming market for College Park student housing

An affiliate CA Ventures has sold the Landmark apartments in College Park for $132.15 million, topping last year's sale of University View on a per-unit basis. SH Landmark College Park Venture LLC sold the 283-unit apartment building at 4500 College Ave. to HSRE College Park LLC in a deal recorded July 10 with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. HSRE, an affiliate of Harrison Street Real Estate, paid about $466,961 per unit for the Landmark, exceeding the $232,626,539, or $458,829 per unit, The Scion Group paid for University View. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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University System To Spend $2.4M To Support Baltimore Police Academy Move To UB

The University System of Maryland will provide up to $2.4 million to renovate unoccupied space at the University of Baltimore to house the Baltimore City Police Academy, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. “Our administration worked very closely with USM to secure this critical funding for the new Police Academy at the University of Baltimore," Hogan said in a statement. "This will help put more officers on the street to bolster our urgent efforts to reduce violent crime in the city.” (WBAL)

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Felicity Huffman Gets 14 Days, $30K Fine In Varsity Blues College Scandal

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for federal crimes stemming from the massive "Varsity Blues" college entrance scam. In addition, Huffman will have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 200 hours of community service. Huffman learned her fate Friday during an appearance in U.S. District Court in Boston before Judge Indira Talwani, to whom she had pleaded for leniency. (WBAL)

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Baltimore City, County Schools Get Millions For Air Conditioning Upgrades

A state committee Thursday approved millions of dollars for portable air conditioning and HVAC system installation at a number of Baltimore City and County schools. The Interagency Committee on School Construction made the decision on the same day dozens of city and county schools without air conditioning were forced to close or let out early due to heat. Six schools in Baltimore County will get nearly $13.5 million for vertical packaged air conditioning units. (WJZ)

 

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