University Of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Begins Work On New Campus In Aberdeen

There will soon be a new 60-acre healthcare facility in Harford County. University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is expanding, with a new campus in Aberdeen. Officials say this new health center will increase access to services and feature state-of-the-art technology. There will be a full-service emergency department, a medical office building for primary care doctors and a behavioral health pavilion. It’s expected to open in 2023. (WJZ)

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As Frostburg State University resumes in-person teaching, concerns over safety mount

Frostburg State University resumed in-person classes Thursday, about a week after a spate of coronavirus cases forced the campus online and as questions mount over the school’s handling of the virus. The number of cases has fluctuated in recent weeks — from 28 between Oct. 4 and 17 to 60 during the two-week period that ended on Halloween, according to the school’s coronavirus dashboard. (Wash Post)

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County Board of Education race unlikely to be called soon

With thousands of ballots still to be counted, the Frederick County Board of Education race is far from over. But there are candidates who are clearly in the lead. Sue Johnson, whose blue signs could be seen at almost every turn throughout the county in the last few months, continued to hold a substantial lead over the six other candidates as of Wednesday. (News-Post)

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Baltimore County to delay reopening four schools for children with disabilities as coronavirus cases rise

Baltimore County Public Schools officials are postponing a plan to send some students and staff back to four schools for children with disabilities, citing concerns with the region’s rates of COVID-19. White Oak, Ridge Ruxton, Battle Monument and Maiden Choice schools were scheduled to open for students Nov. 16, with teachers expected to return Nov. 9. That plan is being delayed based on Baltimore County’s rates of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, said Superintendent Darryl L. Williams and Chief of School Climate and Safety Michael J. Zarchin in a Wednesday statement. (Balt Sun)

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With early votes and mail-ins counted, Tobin, Silkworth and Frank appear to win seats on Anne Arundel school board

Anne Arundel County voters appear to have sent an education consultant, a veteran high school teacher and a Republican party official to the school board on Tuesday. With early votes and mail-in ballots counted as of 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, consultant Joanna Bache Tobin of Annapolis had 55.2% of the vote in District 6, leading attorney India Ochs of Annapolis. (Balt Sun)

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Anne Arundel schools to remain online for remainder of first semester as coronavirus case rate rises

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education voted to postpone the reopening of schools for hybrid learning until at least the start of the second semester next February as the county’s coronavirus case rate has been rising. Last month the board approved a plan to bring the youngest learners back to school starting Nov. 16, for two days of in-person instruction per week. But the rate of cases has risen since then, with a seven-day average was 15.3 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people on Tuesday. (Balt Sun)

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Baltimore County Schools Delaying Reopening Of 4 Public Separate Day Schools Due To COVID-19 Case Increase

As coronavirus cases in Maryland continue to climb, the Baltimore County Public Schools system said Wednesday it won’t move forward with reopening four public separate day schools later this month as planned. In a statement, school officials said the county’s positivity rate and the number of cases per 100,000 residents have “steadily increased” over the past week. Those numbers mean the school system is “unable to proceed with reopening our four public separate day schools (Battle Monument, Maiden Choice, Ridge Ruxton, and White Oak) as scheduled on Nov. 9 for staff and Nov. 16 for students.” (WJZ)

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Morgan State University tentatively beginning to plan for in-person spring commencement

Morgan State University said Wednesday that it has begun the planning process to hold an in-person commencement this coming spring, according to a spokesperson. University spokesman Larry Jones said in an email that the school is in the “preliminary planning” process of the in-person ceremonies that would include spring 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 graduates. Jones said the university started planning because it is hopeful that conditions around the coronavirus will improve and allow for more in-person events. (Balt Sun)

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