Carroll County school board gets first look at Tech Center designs, talks possible vote on plan this month

A decision on what schematic design to move forward with for a future Career and Technology Center project could come next week. The Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education was presented with three potential plans — and a potential add-on to the third plan — that would add additional space to the Tech Center as well as some renovations that would allow for courses to be brought up to industry standards. Bill Eckles, Tech Center principal, said Wednesday at a school board work session that over time, the school has moved classrooms and changed spaces trying to maximize what is there. But, something needs to be done. (Carr. Co. Times)

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University of Maryland establishes scholarship in honor of John McNamara

During his many years on the University of Maryland athletics beat, John McNamara always took a special interest in helping the student reporters from The Diamondback. McNamara saw himself in those aspiring young journalists since he covered Maryland football and basketball for the student newspaper as an undergraduate at the College Park campus. The Bethesda native, a 1983 Maryland graduate, served as sports editor and also managing editor of The Diamondback. Throughout his more than three decades on the beat, the man known to colleagues as “Johnny Mac” always took time to introduce himself to new sports reporters from The Diamondback and offer to help them in any way. (Capital)

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Sneak peek: UMd., Capital One ready to unveil new innovation lab

Sorry, readability was unable to parse this page for content. The first floor of a College Park parking garage is about to reopen completely transformed. It's the space the University of Maryland and McLean-based Capital One Financial Corp. repurposed as their new information lab for computer science and engineering work, set to open Nov. 20. And while it's tucked behind the Hotel at the University of Maryland near old back-of-the-house buildings (think HVAC maintenance) also slated for redevelopment, one thing is clear, said Ken Ulman, the university's chief strategy officer for economic development: "Once this thing opens, it's going to be like a big magnet." (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Suspension continues for Bowie State marching band in wake of hazing allegations

The Bowie State University marching band Symphony of Soul will not perform at a football championship game this weekend, the university announced, while school officials investigate allegations of hazing. The public university in Maryland and Fayetteville State University play for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football title Saturday in Salem, Va. University officials notified the campus Wednesday evening: “Over the past several days, the university has worked to investigate initial allegations of hazing within the Symphony of Soul and the entire university band program. (Wash. Post)

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November 7 // Incumbents ousted in Anne Arundel's first school board race

Candace Antwine, Melissa Ellis, Dana Schallheim and Michelle Corkadel won their districts in Anne Arundel County’s first school board race. The historic election represents the county’s transition to an entirely elected school board. “I am very humbled and honored by the votes I received and I’m looking forward to representing every resident in District 7 on the Board of Education,” Corkdel said. “We’re going to have some new faces. I’m excited.” (Capital)

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Baltimore County voters elect school board members for first time

Baltimore County voters on Tuesday elected their first school board members in seven County Council districts, a change that advocates hope will make the board more accountable to the community. Three of the current 12 board members — Julie Henn, Kathleen Causey and student Haleemat Adekoya, a senior at Milford Mill Academy — will continue on the board. The election guaranteed that at least two members of the board will be minorities. (Balt. Sun)

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Frank, Foote, Farrell, Bohn win Allegany Board of Education seats

Incumbent Wayne Foote, Bob Farrell and David Bohn, who were part of three-man united campaign, will take three of the four open seats on the Allegany Board of Education and will be joined by Debra Frank. Frank was the highest vote-getter with 9,203 votes followed by Foote with 8,849 votes, Farrell, 8,441 and Bohn, 7,931, according to complete but unofficial results. (Times-News)

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Patricia Dorsey, Tara Battaglia, Ken Kiler take Carroll County school board seats, oust current Board of Education president Bob Lord

Patricia Dorsey, Tara Battaglia and Kenneth Kiler won the three seats on the Carroll County Board of Education, ousting incumbent and current school board President Bob Lord. Dorsey, a retired elementary school principal, came out on top with 33,761 total votes, followed by Battaglia, a parent and community activist, with 24,833 votes and then Kiler, an executive at a construction company and founder of the Manchester Wrestling program with 24,237 votes. (Carr. Co. Times)

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