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Johns Hopkins Graduation Will Move Indoors

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 10:16am

Graduation

It’s lovely to have your graduation ceremony outside–as long as the weather cooperates, the mosquitos stay away, and no one’s grandmother faints from standing in the sun too long. In fact, most local universities–from MICA to Morgan State–hold their commencements indoors. And as of next year, Johns Hopkins will join them. Read More →

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Maravene Loeschke, Former Towson University President, Dies

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 4:49pm

Maravene Loeschke (Towson University)

Maravene Loeschke (Towson University)

Maravene Loeschke, a Towson University alumna who went on to teach at the university and most recently served as president of the institution, died Thursday, the university announced. She was 68. Read More →

Money & Power, Schools

Trusty Pleads Guilty to Stealing From Western High School Students

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015 2:48pm

Western High School

Western High School

Former Western High School Principal Alisha Trusty was accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the school’s student activity fund. When faced with a judge, Trusty pleaded guilty to the felony theft charges against her. Read More →

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Baltimore School Closes, Tosses Out Its Books

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 10:02am

Photo via ebay

Photo via ebay

Throwing books in the trash is not as bad as burning them, but it’s close. That’s why people are mad–very mad!–at Heritage High School in northeast Baltimore. Read More →

Money & Power, Schools

Johns Hopkins Cuts Budgets, Eliminates Staff for 2016

1 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 1:08pm

Johns Hopkins University

As education costs continue to rise at an alarming rate, universities are looking for ways to cut back on costs. Even Johns Hopkins, one of the most expensive schools in the U.S., is looking for ways to tighten its belt a bit. Read More →

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Some Baltimore-Area Schools Are Making Kindergarten Chill Again

4 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015 11:32am

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There’s a growing backlash over the increasingly academic kindergarten curricula in which playtime is replaced with math and reading lessons that used to occur in first and second grades. Schools in Pasadena and Glen Burnie are rethinking that approach. They’re rolling out a new kindergarten curriculum in the fall that includes more opportunities for movement and play, the New York Times reports. Read More →

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Three Md. Schools Change Gowns to Accommodate Transgender Grads

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 08, 2015 11:15am

Photo by Billy Hathorn.

Photo by Billy Hathorn.

Damascus, Sherwood, and Walter Johnson High Schools, all in Montgomery County have gone monochromatic at graduation this year for the sake of transgender students. Read More →

Food & Drink, Health and Fitness, Schools

All Students in Baltimore Schools Now Get Free Meals

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 05, 2015 11:11am

Photo via Wikipedia

Photo via Wikipedia

A new state law allows schools with a student population that’s at least 40 percent low-income to give all students free meals. In Baltimore City, every single school meets that criteria — which means every single student in the city’s public schools now qualifies for free meals. Read More →

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Of Proms and Admission

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 04, 2015 9:00am

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Thirty years after his own prom, Gilman’s Director of College Counseling Carl Ahlgren reflects on the “beautiful mayhem” as a metaphor for the college application process. Read More →

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Free Meals at Baltimore Schools

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015 8:15am

USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.

USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.

Sometimes unprecedented news can be positive. Beginning this week, free breakfast and lunch will be available to every single student in Baltimore City. Read More →

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