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New student discipline guidelines designed to reduce racial disparity

The Maryland State Board of Education has voted unanimously to accept guidelines for the state’s student code of discipline that can serve as a model for local school systems to use when developing their own discipline codes.

UB President Kurt L. Schmoke honors late brother with scholarship

Kurt L. Schmoke, who became the new president of the University of Baltimore (UB) in July, recently announced a scholarship fund in honor of his late brother that will benefit Baltimore students enrolled in UB’s College of Public Affairs.

Verlando Brown: Scholar beats the odds, Part II

Upon meeting Verlando Brown for the first time, you would never guess this trim, self-confident graduate student received special education services in grade school to remediate stuttering.

Tips to keep kids learning and prevent 'Summer Slump'

“No more pencils, no more books” is a familiar summer refrain. But make sure your youngster doesn’t take those words too seriously.

Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins appoints blue ribbon commisson on equity, achievement

Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins recently announced the names of 21 people who will serve on Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ Blue Ribbon Commission on Equity and Achievement.

Indie Soul Student of the Week: Keon “Lil Key” Myers

This week’s Indie Soul Student of the Week is challenging stereotypes of his generation. Keon “Lil Key” Myers is trying to change the game for the good.

Verlando Brown: Young scholar beats the odds

Every American city with a sizeable black population has at least one public school named after Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, George Washington Carver, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or other notable African Americans.

Jackson named Dean of Student Services at AACC

Anne Arundel Community College has named Jacqueline S. Jackson, Ph.D., of Silver Spring as its new Dean of Student Services.

Indie Soul Student of the Week: Phillip Freeland

This week’s student if the week is Phillip Freeland, a two-sport scholar-athlete. First and foremost, he is dedicated to his academic success. He is excelling in high school and his last report card boasted 3 A's and 1 B at ...

CSM Medical Lab Tech Program earns national accreditation

A good day for Sunny Schemery is one that includes looking at bacteria under a microscope. “My friends ask, ‘Why do you want to look at blood and body fluids?’ and I say, ‘because it’s fun.”

Baltimore resident receives SECU scholarship

Maryland’s largest financial cooperative, SECU awarded 13 scholarships as part of its annual State Employee Scholarship Program at a ceremony at Towson University’s SECU Arena recently.

Indie Soul Student of the Week: Kearie Young

This week’s Student of the Week Kearie Young is very special and personal. Usually, I try to stay clear of adding personal feelings but this week I am going to break the rules because this young man has come a ...

South Baltimore Learning Center wins three awards from MAACCE

The South Baltimore Learning Center (SBLC) was recognized by the Maryland Association of Adult, Community and Continuing Education (MAACCE) for “outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of adult education.”

Job tips for liberal arts grads, Part II

Without question, Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) are majors in great demand by employers looking to hire recent college grads.

How not to let your kid's brain turn to mush over the summer break

Summer break is here for many students and their teachers across the country. Kids are off to camps, vacations with the grandparents or just time lounging around the house.

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