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MoCo, Prince George’s warn of cuts if they pay teacher pensions

ROCKVILLE — Montgomery County school officials say they would have to cut 600 teachers and increase class sizes if lawmakers in Annapolis approve Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposal to shift teacher pension costs to the counties. Board of Education President Shirley ...

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Lend/Lease Construction to build Hagerstown school

Lend/Lease Construction, a unit of an Australian real estate and infrastructure development company, has been selected by the Washington County Board of Education to build a school to replace the 81-year-old Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown ...

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Judge won’t block Cumberland student transfers

CUMBERLAND — A judge in Cumberland has refused to block the transfer of 24 students from schools in Hancock to Cumberland. Allegany County Circuit Judge Gary Leasure denied their parents’ injunction request Tuesday afternoon. The case involves children from the ...

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Parents file lawsuit in Western Maryland school dispute

CUMBERLAND — Some parents in eastern Allegany County are suing the local school board to prevent their children from having to switch schools. The lawsuit filed Friday in Allegany County Circuit Court is the latest twist in a dispute over ...

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Board of Education approves model gang activity policy

BALTIMORE — The Maryland State Board of Education approved a statewide model policy Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore to help prevent and deal with gang activity in schools. The policy states that local school systems must set standard consequences and remedial ...

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Md. Board of Ed removes environmental education loophole

Maryland’s Board of Education revised a new environmental education requirement to remove what critics complained was a loophole that school districts could use to get around the mandate. Critics complained a change made in January would have allowed students to ...

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Counties, school boards hope to avoid more cuts

ANNAPOLIS — With targets on their backs for more cuts in state aid, Maryland counties and school boards are trying to show legislators that they’ve trimmed their own operations to the bone as state deficits continue and federal stimulus dollars ...

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