Board of Education seeks feedback on five options for East Middle, other facilities

The public is invited to comment on three major updates for Carroll County Public Schools facilities at a public hearing Thursday, May 23. Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Ecker Board Room, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, the Board of Education will take input about the renovation/addition of the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, the feasibility study for East Middle School and the the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP). The comments will be brought to the next Board of Education meeting, scheduled for June 12. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Elizabeth Warren: For-profit charter schools are 'a real problem'

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren sided with fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders Saturday on the need to eliminate for-profit charter schools. "Yeah, I think it's a real problem right now," the senator from Massachusetts told reporters at the Rockingham County Democrats' clambake in Portsmouth, N.H., taking the opportunity to discuss Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a charter school advocate. "And what Betsy DeVos has done to our public education really undermines the best opportunities for our kids. I think public tax dollars should stay in our public schools," the former public school teacher said. (Wash. Examiner)

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Edgewood Middle, High School Students Build Story Book Trail For Local Elementary School

A team of Edgewood Middle School students, in collaboration with Edgewood High School technology students, have built a storybook trail on the campus of Deerfield Elementary School. A grant from Harford County Public School’s helped make the storybook trail come to life. A storybook trail will offer a unique experience for students to indulge their imaginations with colorful pages along a walkway. (WJZ-TV)

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Chesapeake College president talks economic success

Chesapeake College President Cliff Coppersmith discussed the latest economic successes of the college and the Mid-Shore region Wednesday, May 15, during a speech at the annual Five-Chamber Mixer in the Todd Performing Arts Center. Coppersmith talked most significantly about economic stimulation and the college's contributions to the region's employment rate, saying it employs "over 200 full-time and more than 300 part-time employees," and has added "$118 million in income to the [local] economy." (Star Dem.)

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'I'm doing this for my students': Diamonté Brown elected next Baltimore Teachers Union president

In her first real job out of college, Diamonté Brown worked to get juvenile offenders back into classrooms and on track to graduate. By the time these children became part of her caseload, she said, they’d already been failed by the education system. Brown began thinking that instead of helping students re-enroll after trouble with the law, perhaps she “needed to be on the other side.” (Balt. Sun)

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Criticized Maryland chancellor won’t seek contract extension

The chancellor of Maryland’s university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system’s budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system’s handling of a University of Maryland football player’s death and how the chancellor dealt with a separate ethics query. (WTOP)

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Swastika found in restroom at Maryland middle school

School officials in suburban Maryland are investigating an incident involving a swastika found drawn on a wall in a boys’ restroom. The discovery Wednesday at Silver Creek Middle School in Montgomery County came as the latest of more than 20 hate incidents in Maryland’s largest school system during the 2018-2019 school year, officials said. (Wash. Post)

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Sts. Peter and Paul High School supports Habitat Choptank

Students from Sts. Peter and Paul High School just completed a multifaceted project to support Habitat for Humanity Choptank’s St. Michaels Faith Build project. The project was conceived by Nathan Lovell, a 10th-grade student at SSPP, and Elizabeth Langston, SSPP parishioner. (Star Dem)

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