Edgewood Middle deals with flooding, outages

Edgewood Middle School was faced with some flooding and power outages shortly before the start of the new school year. On Aug. 12, water infiltrated the boiler room as a result of heavy rain and a faulty valve serving the storm drainage system, Harford County Public Schools spokeswoman Teri Kranefeld said. (Aegis)

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Annapolis High track coach dies of injuries in roadway accident

An Annapolis High School assistant track and cross country coach died of injuries she suffered when the bicycle she was riding collided with a vehicle, according to Anne Arundel County police. Patricia Cunningham, 50, of Annapolis died late Wednesday after the accident on Riva Road in Davidsonville, police said. (Balt. Sun)

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August 22 // City schools' academic chief resigns

Baltimore city schools' academic chief will leave the district next month, city school officials confirmed Tuesday, the second key departure in a critical year that will see a transition into the most high-stakes academic climate the district has seen in decades. Sonja Santelises, who former city schools CEO Andres Alonso brought in from Boston in 2010, will head to the Washington D.C. policy group Education Trust. (Balt. Sun)

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Franchot gains O'Malley's support on school start

Comptroller Peter Franchot's campaign to push back the start of the public school year until after Labor Day picked up the cautious support of Gov. Martin O'Malley Wednesday. After Franchot opened a meeting of the Board of Public Works by laying out the case for an extended summer vacation, O'Malley said he hopes a task force studying the proposal support the idea. (Balt. Sun)

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City school lunch prices to increase

The Baltimore school system is raising the price of student lunches to $3 — one of the highest among the nation's large, urban districts — under a plan that also provides free meals to every low-income student. (Balt. Sun)

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$18.6M Project Provides High-Tech Connection For Baltimore County Schools

Baltimore County schools are going high tech. An upgraded tech system is expected to save schools millions of dollars down the road. It’s called the One Maryland-Inter-County Broadband Network. It will provide every county with high-tech infrastructure that will enhance public safety, improve education, strengthen commerce and improve health care. (WJZ)

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Naval Academy tries more to deter sexual assaults

The U.S. Naval Academy is planning to make training to prevent sexual assault part of the regular academic work day, still trying to deter to the problem that plagues the military. Commandant Capt. Bill Byrne said Wednesday that the change is part of the academy's Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Education initiative. (Capital)

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Montgomery leaders to examine changes after abuse allegations

School leaders in Montgomery County said Wednesday that they are looking into what more could have been done to prevent the alleged sexual abuse of 14 young girls by their music teacher at a Silver Spring elementary school. (Wash. Post)

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