Carroll school system works to keep supply costs low

In 2011, Carroll County Public Schools issued administrative regulations on school supplies, setting limits on what elementary and middle schools can require from students. The regulations have helped ease the financial burden on families, said Whitney Warner, assistant principal at Manchester Elementary School. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Former Anne Arundel Superintendent Maxwell paid $90,060 before leaving

Former Anne Arundel County Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, who left earlier this month for a similar position in Prince George's County, received on Wednesday a $90,060 payout for unused leave time, Anne Arundel school officials said. (Balt. Sun)

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$2.3 million Department of Defense grant fuels STEM focus

Maureen McMahon talks about science, technology, engineering and math subjects with a passion akin to those who run music or theater departments. For McMahon, Anne Arundel County public schools' assistant superintendent for advanced studies and programs, that passion reached a new high recently, as her efforts to engage students in STEM studies yielded a $2.3 million Department of Defense Education Activity grant, the school system's second DoDEA award in three years. (Balt. Sun)

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Frederick Co. schools announce driver of the year

Honk if you love your bus driver. Congratulations to Kay Ridenour, Frederick County Public Schools' bus driver of the year. Since 1979, the transportation team's assistant managers have selected one driver who excels in safety, attendance and reliability for the honor. (News-Post)

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New teachers get introduced to Carroll County Public Schools

Carroll County Public Schools held its 2013-14 school year new teacher orientation at Liberty High School Friday. One hundred and fourteen new teachers to the school system were in attendance, but there are expected to be about 120 new teachers in Carroll County before school begins, according to Director of Human Resources Jimmie Saylor. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Anne Arundel school system gets $46K for old books

 

The Anne Arundel County Public School system got more than $46,000 this summer by auctioning off old books. The school system has book auctions once or twice a year. Companies send representatives to examine surplus textbooks, workbooks and other materials, then put in bids. (Capital)

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AAA: Teens in no hurry to get driver's license

Fewer than half of teens get their licenses in the first year of eligibility, according to a survey by AAA. A State Farm insurance survey generated similar numbers, but considered a shorter waiting time. (News-Post)

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Navy families reunite at Plebe Parents' weekend

Juan Magallon enlisted in the U.S. Navy while still in his home country, the Philippines, and served 20 years, taking part in such battles as Operation Desert Storm. Now a U.S. citizen, the Tucson, Ariz., resident said he frequently spoke to his son, Justin, about the gratitude he owed the nation and its armed forces. Apparently, Justin listened. He is among 1,200 plebes in the U.S. Naval Academy's Class of 2017 who since June have been immersed in their first year at Annapolis, away from friends and family. On Saturday the Magallon family reunited for the Plebe Parents' Weekend, a tradition that academy officials said stretches back several decades. (Balt. Sun)

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