Two-day stay at McDaniel helps to alleviate parent fears

Six McDaniel College students sat on the stage in Decker Forum Monday, where they were fielding a number of questions from the parents whose children will be their peers come this fall. Many of the parents asked routine questions, such as how many hours the students spend studying each week and what type of computer they recommend purchasing, but others were a bit more hard-hitting. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Bowie High School parents fight back against bullying

Bowie High School parents are planning an anti-bullying campaign fighting back to end the trend inside the school, which is among the Prince George’s County School System leaders in reported bullying incidents. (Gazette)

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Teachers unions urge federal action against George Zimmerman

The National Education Association and the Federation of Teachers, which together represent some 4.5 million teachers and others, both are urging the Department of Justice to investigate George Zimmerman, who was acquitted by a jury of second-degree murder in the Florida killing of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Wash. Post)

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Baltimore County 4-H'ers bring life and sound to fairgrounds

Timonium Fairgrounds came alive with bleeps, moos, cock-a-doodle-dos and neighs from the animal kingdom and lots of chatter, chuckles and commands from youth of the human species. They were there for the annual Baltimore County 4-H Fair taking place from July 10 to 13 and which featured a host of youths showing their dogs, swine, rabbits, horses, dairy steer, goats, and others. (Patuxent)

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July 15 // Day care shortage frustrates parents in Baltimore

At a time when the city is trying to attract and retain families — and more women work than ever before — there's a lack of high-quality, affordable, regulated child care in Baltimore. The shortage is particularly pronounced for children younger than 2, who require a higher, 3-1 ratio of children to staff under state law, making their care cost-prohibitive for many facilities. For some who live or work in the city, the situation has significant consequences. (Balt. Sun)

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St. Mary’s schools won’t shorten summer breaks

A proposal to shorten summer breaks for St. Mary’s County public school students has been dropped. A committee of about 45 people recommended making no shift to the school calendar in future years, a move that Superintendent Michael Martirano said surprised him. “I’ve had to take a pause and say, ‘Not now,’” Martirano said. “The timing is not right.” He had pushed for the change, saying that student learning can regress during the long summer break, particularly those from families without resources or abilities to find summer activities for children like camps or visits to museums. (Enterprise)

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LifeBridge Health growing its teaching program

LifeBridge Health has plans to expand its teaching program to encompass more hospitals and more specialties. The Baltimore health system plans to extend its residency and fellowship programs, which primarily take place at Sinai Hospital, to Northwest Hospital. LifeBridge administrators are also exploring the possibility of creating a new fellowship for primary care physicians-in-training. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Law school job rates drop 

Fewer students graduating from Maryland’s two law schools are finding jobs, but a greater number are obtaining employment that requires bar passage, according to data from the American Bar Association. (Daily Record)

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