Prince George’s County school board member resigns

A Prince George’s County school board member, who was once privately censured by her colleagues and accused of inappropriately using her county-issued credit card, resigned from the Board of Education on Thursday, citing personal reasons. (Wash. Post)

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Ed sec'y touts Common Core at Baltimore conference

Some of the nation's principals, meeting in Baltimore on Thursday, got a pep talk from the education secretary on a variety of topics, including Common Core, a new set of educational standards taking effect at schools across the nation. (WBAL-TV)

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Suburban Md. schools to get STEM course 

The New York-based American Society for Mechanical Engineers announced it has teamed with D.C.-based EverFi Inc., an education technology company, to provide a web-based, interactive STEM education platform to middle and high schools in Montgomery and Prince George's counties. (Daily Record)

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Cusimano chosen to fill Frederick Co. school board vacancy

Colleen Cusimano, a former Frederick County Board of Education candidate and Frederick County Public Schools employee, became the board's newest member Thursday. County commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Cusimano to the seat left open by James C. Reeder Jr.'s death last week. (News-Post)

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Baker names Boston as vice chair of Prince George’s school board

Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) has tapped Carolyn M. Boston (District 6) to serve as the vice chairman of the Board of Education. Boston, who was elected to the school board in 2010 and has served as its vice chairman since December, is Baker’s final appointment in the school governance overhaul. (Wash. Post)

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July 11 // State plans new detention center for girls in Carroll

The state Department of Juvenile Services plans to replace its rundown detention center for girls with a new, 48-bed facility in Carroll County — a size that is raising questions among advocates for troubled youths. Juvenile Services Secretary Sam J. Abed will brief the Carroll County commissioners Thursday on the proposal to build a state-of-the-art, $53 million facility for girls on the site of the old Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center in Marriottsville. (Balt. Sun)

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Hundreds turn out to meet new CEO of Prince George's County schools

They expected, perhaps, a few dozen people to show up for a school meeting on a muggy summer night in Prince George's County. Instead, they got hundreds. School officials in Prince George's County held the first of several "meet and greet" sessions with Kevin Maxwell, the school system's new chief executive officer. (WTOP)

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Nation's principals build playground for Baltimore school

Every principal can use an extra set of hands, but Mary Donnelly of Baltimore's John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School never imagined she'd have 80. School leaders from across the country took to the Southeast Baltimore school's yard Wednesday, building a new playground to replace one whose missing pieces and decrepit structure had become a safety hazard. (Balt. Sun)

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