Vote on future of Frederick's Lincoln A expected after new FCPS report

Another marathon Frederick County Board of Education meeting could be on the docket for Wednesday. As the board prepares to vote on who will use the old Lincoln Elementary School building, known as Lincoln A, going forward, Frederick County Public Schools staff hopes to answer all remaining questions. The vote was put off at the July 12 board meeting because board member Liz Barrett wanted more specific information on how the SUCCESS program would benefit from the move. (News-Post)

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New cybersecurity master's program approved at Hood College

Hood College has gained approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission for a new master’s degree program in cybersecurity. The 30-credit program is a sub-discipline of computer science and information technology, and will be offered starting this fall. It is designed for technical and non-technical students with a bachelor’s degree, and builds on the college’s MHEC-approved graduate certificate in cybersecurity. “Students will learn about computer forensics, defending networks and firewalls, and configuring and deploying new systems,” said George Dimitoglou, associate professor and chairman of the department of computer science and information technology at Hood, in a news release. (News-Post)

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Backpack donation program strives to make sure students are ready for new school year

The chanting, cheering and clapping wouldn't have seemed out of place at a high school football game. But the start of school is still a couple of weeks off in Prince George's County. It wasn't students who were making all the racket on Tuesday morning in Glenn Dale, anyway. It was grown-ups. A team of volunteers spent about an hour that morning loading 140 boxes of backpacks filled with school supplies into a county school bus as part of the Prince George's County Public School system's "Stuff The Bus" initiative. (Capital)

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July 8 // Maryland school parents were uninformed for months about sex-abuse probe

Administrators at a Southern Maryland school district waited six months to inform parents at a middle school that one of its employees had been placed on administrative leave as police investigated a lewd text message he allegedly sent to a member of a high school track team. The investigation in Charles County, begun in December, led to the arrest of Carlos Deangelo Bell in June on accusations that he sexually molested several students. The former instructional aide at Benjamin Stoddert Middle School and former track coach at La Plata High School now faces 119 counts, including child sexual abuse, production of child pornography and possible transmission of HIV. (Wash. Post)

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New coffee place partners up with SU

The Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company has been selected as Salisbury University's coffee partner for the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons, school officials said Monday. The Crofton, Maryland-based company's kiosk replaces Rise Up Café, which closed earlier this summer following a limited agreement with SU. (Daily Times)

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Driving school steers blind students in the right direction

Taking a drive in a car is, for many of us, something we often take for granted. But for some, getting behind the wheel seems impossible — until now. Drivers ed, where your senses–on high alert. “Back to the left. Not a lot, not a lot, back to the left.” Instructor Chip Sheehan is giving instruction to students who are missing something crucial for driving — their vision. (WJZ-TV)

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August 7 // Hopkins school of public health names new dean

Ellen J. MacKenzie, a trauma expert and long-term faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, will lead the school as its next dean this fall, university administrators announced Friday. MacKenzie will become the school’s 11th dean and the first woman to hold the position starting Oct. 1. She will succeed Michael J. Klag, dean since 2005 and the longest-serving of the university’s current school leaders. MacKenzie will lead the school as it changes its approach to solving the world’s public health problems. The school announced a $300 million initiative last year — funded by Hopkins alumnus, businessman and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg — to target such public health problems including drug addiction, obesity, gun violence, adolescent health and environmental threats. (Balt. Sun)

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McDaniel College honored for 'Models of Excellence'

McDaniel College is one of six colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its 2017 Models of Excellence program, drawing recognition for its partnership with a Maryland school system to train and employ a more diverse workforce. Launched in 2015, Models of Excellence is a national recognition program honoring colleges and universities that have implemented innovative, effective and interdepartmental initiatives that are bolstering student success, according to a news release from the college. Florence Hines, vice president for enrollment management at McDaniel, said University Business picks different programs at different institutions they believe are “worth a shout out.” (Carr. Co. Times)

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