Baltimore County parents concerned about redistricting

There's no redistricting plan or even proposal yet on the table, but that didn't deter the residents of communities just south of Stoneleigh to turn up at Tuesday night's Baltimore County school board meeting to protest any attempt to redistrict them south. (Balt. Sun)  

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Sheriff's office investigating vandalism to New Market schools

Vandalism was reported at both New Market Middle School and New Market Elementary School on Wednesday morning, according to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office. (News-Post)

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Anne Arundel to name interim superintendent; Maxwell gets contract in Prince George's

Anne Arundel County public school officials said Tuesday that they would name an interim superintendent by the end of the month, the system's first step in replacing outgoing Superintendent Kevin Maxwell. As Anne Arundel's board met in a closed session to discuss its superintendent search, the school board in neighboring Prince George's County was also meeting — to formally approve Maxwell as the county's new schools CEO. (Balt. Sun)

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Former Anne Arundel executive Owens seeks interim schools superintendent post

Former County Executive Janet S. Owens has put her name in the mix as a possible interim superintendent of the Anne Arundel County public school system. Owens, 69, said she has informed the school board she is interested in taking over when Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell leaves to become CEO of Prince George’s County public schools. (Capital)

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Coppin delays president search, keeps interim leader

The state Board of Regents will delay searching for a new president of Coppin State University until 2015 and instead announced Tuesday a two-year contract for the interim leader, who was brought out of retirement to overhaul the ailing Baltimore institution. Officials said the move to "official" president gives Mortimer H. Neufville the teeth to make the sweeping changes necessary to improve academic and administrative operations at the historically black college, which has the lowest graduation rate in the state, about 15 percent. (Balt. Sun)

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Search firm hired for city schools superintendent search

The Baltimore City school board on Tuesday approved the hiring of a prominent, Iowa-based firm to conduct a national search for a permanent CEO to lead Baltimore schools. Ray and Associates Inc., which has helped fill executive seats in school districts across the state, won a $46,800 competitively bid contract, according to school officials. (Balt. Sun)

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Waiting lists long for public charter schools

There is a long waiting lists for students trying to enroll in public charter schools. The public charter school movement has really taken off in Maryland over the past decade or so. At last check, more than half of the state's 46 charter schools are in Baltimore City. The Maryland Charter School network estimates that there's a waiting list of more 12,000 students hoping to find seats. Even though a handful of new schools are set to open in the fall, they won't be able to handle a growing backlog of applications. (WBAL-TV)

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New charter school planned in Anne Arundel County

With more than 800 students on a waiting list for Monarch Academy Public Charter School in Glen Burnie, the school’s governing board has applied to open a second campus in Anne Arundel County. The new school, which would serve more than 700 students, would be between Crownsville and Glen Burnie. (Capital)

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