Coalition of Maryland HBCUs seeks $577 million to drop lawsuit, avoid ‘litigating for the next 10 years’

A coalition advocating for Maryland’s four historically black universities sent a letter to elected officials Tuesday offering to settle its 13-year-old lawsuit against the state for $577 million — more than five times the governor’s last public offer. (Balt. Sun)

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Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County opens newest location

 

The newest location of the Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County has been open since July, but a ribbon-cutting and open house Tuesday served as a way to make it official. The new club, which is across from Lincoln Elementary School in Frederick, is the fourth location in the county and just down the street from its main spot near McCurdy Field. The other two clubs are housed at Emmitsburg Elementary School and Ballenger Creek Middle School. (News-Post)

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Md. school calendar referendum Hogan promised won’t be on 2020 ballot

The Labor Day holiday has come and gone. So too, has a deadline to put a question about post-Labor Day school start dates on the 2020 ballot. That actually happened right after Memorial Day, with no fanfare, and before any meaningful referendum effort took hold. At a fiery news conference in February, Republican Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. promised to take the issue to the ballot. (WTOP)

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Incoming students in Montgomery Co. schools need up-to-date vaccinations

Are your kid’s shots up to date? If not, Montgomery County, Maryland, parents have two weeks to get them done. Health officials are reminding parents that students who are entering grades 7 to 12 must have up-to-date vaccinations for Tdap (Tetanus-diptheria-attenuated pertussis) and MCV4 (meningococcal) by Sept. 23. (WTOP)

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McDaniel College No. 1 in US News’ ‘Best Value Schools’ regional rankings

McDaniel College is No. 1 among “Best Value Schools” and ranks as one of the best universities in the North region in the U.S. News & World Report “2020 Best Colleges” rankings released Monday. Institutions on the Regional Universities lists offer a full range of undergraduate degrees and master’s degree programs. U.S. News looks at factors such as class size, admission selectivity and retention and graduation rates to determine its overall rankings. (Daily Record)

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Opioid awareness event combines relaxation, reality check for Hagerstown Community College students

A sad turn of events crystallized the reality of the opioid epidemic for dozens of Hagerstown Community College students Monday. Former Towson University football player Jimmy Paylor was supposed to speak to the students about his personal struggles with alcohol and other drugs following an injury, and the years he lost to drug abuse, but the overdose of someone close to him changed that. (Herald-Mail)

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Montgomery Co. teacher is Md. Teacher of the Year finalist

The finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year include a few educators from the D.C. area. Madeline Hanington, who teaches English and digital literacy at the Hallie Wells Middle School, in Montgomery County, is one of seven finalists for the award, Maryland schools superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced. (WTOP)

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Goucher College Moves Up To #111 In U.S. News And World Report For National Liberal Arts Colleges

Goucher College is moving up in the rankings, hitting the list of best National Liberal Arts Colleges among others. It is now ranked as the #111 National Liberal Arts College in the U.S. News & World Report for best colleges. Goucher College has been recognized as one of the most innovative liberal arts schools in the nation. (WJZ)

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