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Plan would cut $25M from Montgomery county schools

ROCKVILLE — The president of the Montgomery County Council says all nine members have signed off on cuts to employee benefits and to public schools. Under the plan, the council would cut $25 million from the $1.4 billion it contributed ...

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Board of Public Works approves $265M in school construction

ANNAPOLIS — The Board of Public Works has approved $265 million for school construction, but cash-strapped local officials are feeling the strain of finding money to operate them once they are built. The board on Wednesday decided to give Charles ...

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Inside the First Amendment: Students’ religious speech at issue again

Just when First Amendment principles seem to be working in public education, new fights over student religious speech threaten to reignite culture-war battles in schools across the country. It’s little known that many public schools made significant progress toward getting ...

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Reisterstown tutoring firm owner convicted of fraud

The owner of a Reisterstown company has been convicted of billing Baltimore public schools for thousands of hours of tutoring that were never performed. The State Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday that Tracy Queen was convicted of felony theft in Baltimore ...

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Univ. of Maryland ranked among best value in public colleges

WASHINGTON — Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has ranked the University of Maryland at College Park as fifth on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges. Four other Maryland colleges made the annual list, including Salisbury University, Towson ...

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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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Frederick County seeks laws to curb illegal immigration

FREDERICK— The Frederick County Commissioners are asking state lawmakers to take action against illegal immigration. The all-Republican board voted Thursday on a set of legislative proposals that were forwarded to the county’s delegation to the General Assembly. One proposal would ...

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Baltimore tutoring firm owner indicted for false billing

BALTIMORE — The State Prosecutor’s office says the owner of a tutoring company billed the Baltimore school system for tutoring services that were not provided. State Prosecutor Robert Rohrbaugh says 40-year-old Tracy Queen, the owner of Queen’s Mobile Education, has ...

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