Carroll CC proposes tuition increase in early budget proposal

Carroll Community College has proposed a $5 per-credit-hour tuition increase for students as part its early fiscal year 2015 operating budget request. In a presentation to the college's Board of Trustees Wednesday, Executive Vice President of Administration Alan Schuman said the college will request the tuition increase due to expected lower enrollment, increased employee health care costs, increased funding for the nursing program, and the creation of two new positions. (Balt. Sun)

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Loh, UMd. regents seek to narrow closed-captioning lawsuit 

Attorneys are asking that University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh and the Board of Regents be dropped from a lawsuit claiming there is insufficient closed-captioning of the school’s home football and basketball games. They are also asking that two deaf plaintiffs’ claims for monetary damages be dismissed for failure to state a claim. (Daily Record)

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Nov. 21 // Swanky House That Led To A Towson University President's Ouster Likely To Be Sold

The University System of Maryland plans to sell the off-campus residence that brought down a former Towson University president. The Board of Regents’ finance committee could decide as early as Thursday whether to recommend selling University House, the 7,000-square-foot mansion that sits more than four miles away from the campus in the city’s Guilford neighborhood. The residence was at the center of a scandal over the $850,000 renovation that led to the resignation of Towson University President Mark Perkins in 2002 after less than a year on the job. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Prince George’s Education Board To Consider Naming Policy

Within months of President Obama taking office in 2009, the Prince George’s County Board of Education voted to allow the district’s newest elementary school to carry his name. But the rare decision to honor a sitting president immediately raised concerns. Former school board member Judy Mickens-Murray, who supported Obama during the election, said she thought the board was acting in haste. Others said there were local residents deserving of the recognition. (Wash. Post)

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Prince George’s Asks State For Money To Repair Aging Schools

Prince George’s County has asked the state of Maryland for $118.1 million to fund school construction projects. The amount is $20.2 million more than what the county asked for last year. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and the County Council sent a joint letter this week to the Interagency Committee on State School Construction, which oversees school projects in the state, prioritizing the projects the county wants funded. (Wash. Post)

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Kennedy Center Chief To Take Arts Program To UMd.

An arts management training program at the Kennedy Center that’s funded by one of the center’s largest donations will move to the University of Maryland next year, along with the center’s outgoing chief executive, the two institutions announced Wednesday. Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser told The Associated Press he plans to join the university as a professor and will leave the arts center four months earlier than his contract was set to end. Kaiser will lead the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at Maryland’s flagship university in College Park, and he hopes to launch a master’s degree program in arts management. (AP/Daily Record)

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Prince George’s Schools’ CEO Says New Security Features In The Future

Hoping to further bolster school safety and safeguard against potential tragedies such as the Newtown, Conn., shooting, Prince George’s County school officials are adding security enhancements such as ID scanner systems and high fencing. Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell said a system that scanned visitors’ licenses and checked names against sex offender registries and other lists was in use when he was superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools. (Gazette)

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Frederick Co. Schools Ranked One Of Safest Districts In U.S.

A Maryland school system is ranked as one of the safest in the country. Security Magazine placed Frederick County Public Schools at No. 11 on its Security 500 list. All visitors to that county's schools must come through a secure entryway and check in before they can enter the building. Schools officials said detecting dangers starts with the right training. (WBAL-TV)

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