Slimy Science at Summer! Kids@Carroll + Teen College brings together laughter and learning

Eight-year-old Aiden Boland stood in a Carroll Community College classroom with bluish-green slime covering his hands. “It’s really fun. I mean like, it’s so fun,” Aiden said, referring to the Slimy Science activity. Aiden was one of many kids ages 3 to 15 who are participating this summer at the community college’s Summer! Kids@Carroll! + Teen College camp program, which includes classes like the science camp, circus camp, drawing camp, cooking camp and more that runs through the summer. Cassandra Casey, coordinator of lifelong learning for the college, said the program is done in a way where kids are having so much fun, they don’t even realize they’re learning. (Carr. Co. Times)

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July 6 // Hartings represents Maryland at federal STEM summit

Representatives from the government, education and business fields recently gathered in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of science and math in the country's schools. Justin Hartings, a former president of the Washington County Board of Education and member of the Maryland State Board of Education, attended the State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit June 25 and 26. (Herald-Mail)

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The Prince George’s schools chief said he was quitting. So why is he still there?

It was more than two months ago when the embattled leader of Prince George’s County schools announced he would make a “transition” from the job he’d occupied for nearly five years. He’s still there. But officials said this week that confidential negotiations are underway on a contract settlement that could clear the way for CEO Kevin Maxwell’s exit. (Wash. Post)

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Trial delayed for former UM student charged with hate crime in fatal stabbing of Bowie State student

The trial of a former University of Maryland student charged with first-degree murder and a hate crime in the 2017 stabbing of a Bowie State University student has been delayed six months, until January 2019. A Prince George’s County judge granted the delay Monday at the request of defense attorneys Sean Urbanski, 22, who is charged in the death of Army 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III, 23. (Balt. Sun)

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Harford County Public Schools receives $1.3 million grant to improve literacy skills for struggling students

Harford County Public Schools’ (HCPS) Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Office has been awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant to support the development of pre-literacy skills and reading and writing skills for children, from birth through grade 12, in Harford County. The Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant is a federal grant awarded by the Maryland State Department of Education and is designed to create a comprehensive approach to improve literacy among all children, especially those living in poverty, those with limited English proficiency, and those with disabilities. (Dagger)

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Endowment creates annual laws scholarship at SU

For more than 65 years, the late Victor Laws was a prominent leader in the Eastern Shore’s legal community. Thanks to a $250,000 endowment from his estate, students from Salisbury University will have help becoming part of that community, as well: The Victor H. Laws Jr. Scholarship will be available annually to junior and senior pre-law students, with preference given to Shore residents. (Dispatch)

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Anne Arundel school system to launch first-ever 'Summer Series' to discuss education issues

The Anne Arundel public school system has planned a series of discussions this summer to address a variety of issues facing county students. The hour-long sessions will kick off next Tuesday with a talk focused on student transportation. It will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the county board of education’s headquarters, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. (Balt. Sun)

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HCC enrollment remains flat as other community colleges see drop

Enrollment for Hagerstown Community College is relatively flat, which is good, according to Kevin Crawford, director of admissions and enrollment management. Compared to other community colleges in the area and across the country, which have consistently declining enrollments, HCC is faring well in the current economic climate, he said. (Herald-Mail)

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