Foose recruits from Montgomery, Baltimore

More transfers and promotions are taking place among school and central office administrators in the Howard County Public School System, along with the arrivals of several new hires from neighboring districts. The shifts Superintendent Renee Foose announced included two new employees each from her former school districts in Montgomery and Baltimore counties, where she served before becoming Howard's superintendent last year. (Patuxent)

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John Carroll School renovating former convent to house international students

When The John Carroll School in Bel Air opened its doors in September 1964, The Sisters of St. Joseph served as the faculty and lived in a building on campus officially known as the John Carroll Faculty House. By the early 2000s, only two sisters were living in the building, known as "the convent" by students and alumni, and the school began to pursue other uses for the structure. Two years ago, the school's board of trustees decided to use the former convent to house international students, a growing part of the student body. (Aegis)

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St. Mary's school administrators reorganized

Superintendent Michael Martirano announced his vision for next school year, including a reorganization of administrators to address what he said were new issues facing schools. The St. Mary’s school board this spring approved keeping Martirano on for a third four-year term that began this month. Martirano outlined what he called his new “10-point plan of priorities” to raise the bar for students and staff. (Enterprise)

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Howard County to open new elementary school

Howard County is about to open a new elementary school, which is it's first new building since 2007. Ducketts Lane in Elkridge is set to open in late summer to students who live mostly along the Interstate 95 corridor. (WBAL-TV)

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Summer Enrichment Program keeps students in the classroom during summer break

Not all Carroll County Public School students have been spending their summer out of the classroom. Around 400 students have taken a class in the 2013 Carroll County Summer Enrichment Program, held at Friendship Valley Elementary in Westminster from June 24 to July 5 and Linton Springs Elementary in Eldersburg starting July 9 and ending Friday. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Montgomery County holds school supplies drive in Rockville

Montgomery County families in need of school supplies can pick some up July 15 at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville. Montgomery County schools is holding its yearly Drive for Supplies event, where more than 16,000 pounds of supplies will be available for nonprofits and families. (Wash. Post)

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July 12 // Prince George’s County greets new schools chief Kevin Maxwell

Hundreds of Prince George's County parents, teachers, community leaders and elected officials stood in a receiving line at Crossland High School to shake hands with the district’s new chief executive officer, offer him congratulations and assistance in his new job, and, in some cases, make a complaint about the school system. Maxwell said it was “so rewarding to see so many people who worked with me, live in my community.” (Wash. Post)

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Maxwell sets last day as Anne Arundel superintendent: July 31

It’s going to be a long three weeks for the Anne Arundel County school board and outgoing schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell. With the 61-year-old superintendent leaving his job to be CEO of the Prince George’s County Public School system on Aug. 1, he and the school board are scrambling to work out the details of his departure and find his replacement. (Capital)

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