More students pursue college credit through FCC courses

Frederick Community College will expand its opportunities for Frederick County public high school students this year, one semester after dual enrollment began in the district. (News-Post)

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Pullen parents frustrated with parking lot delay, upkeep

Thomas G. Pullen Creative and Performing Arts School gets a top grade for its curriculum, but a failing grade for the appearance of part of its property, according to some parents. The school, at 700 Brightseat Road in Landover, is converting a front fenced-off area into a parking lot. Parents described the vacant lot as an “eyesore” and said that the construction — which began in 2011 — needs to be completed soon to improve traffic at the school. (Gazette)

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Feds resume effort to regulate for-profit colleges on their ‘gainful employment’ record

The Obama administration resumed a controversial effort Friday to regulate for-profit colleges and certain others that offer career-training programs to help graduates obtain “gainful employment.” From 2009 to 2011, the administration engaged in a sharp debate with the for-profit education sector and its allies over proposals to crack down on programs that leave graduates with heavy debts that they are unable to repay. (Wash. Post)

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Rothschild, Lord file for Carroll board of education seats

Devon Rothschild and Bob Lord have filed to run for election to the Carroll County Board of Education. Three seats are open on the board of education for the 2014 election. The election is nonpartisan. The terms are for four years. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Student joins Prince George’s school board

Rukayat Muse-Ariyoh, a senior at Charles H. Flowers High School, was elected to serve as the student member on the Prince George’s County Board of Education. “I hope to be the voice of the students,” said Muse-Ariyoh, 16. (Wash. Post)

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August 30 // Montgomery Co. names Intervention Network of ten schools

At Neelsville Middle School in Germantown, Principal Vicky Lake-Parcan said she sees students facing obstacles to their emotional well-being. Some students have been in seven or eight schools before reaching Neelsville Middle. Others have parents working two or three jobs. Still others come from families experiencing housing issues. In an effort to help these students and others, Lake-Parcan said, the school has joined nine others in Montgomery County Public Schools’ new Interventions Network, in which the schools will work together and with the school system’s central office staff to address each school’s specific needs and close achievement gaps. (Gazette)

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Hopkins tries to reassure students after armed robbery

New to Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University freshman Raegan Hensley and her parents were headed to Target on Thursday to buy supplies, including pepper spray and a pocket knife. And that was before they heard about the armed robbery of four female students late Wednesday night next to the Homewood campus. News of the holdup, in which no one was hurt, reinforced her parents' desire to boost Hensley's defenses. (Balt. Sun)

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Towson cheerleading squad suspended for alleged hazing

Towson University's championship cheerleading squad has been suspended for the academic year over an alleged hazing incident, school officials confirmed Thursday. The school declined to provide details, instead issuing a statement that said the Office of Student Conduct and Civility Education learned of the hazing allegations Aug. 6 and "immediately launched a full investigation," which led to the suspension that took effect last Friday. (Balt. Sun)

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