Baltimore City Community College names interim president

The Baltimore City Community College board of trustees has named James H. Johnson, a former civil engineering professor and dean at Howard University, as its interim president for the next several months while a search is conducted for a permanent replacement. “Dr. Johnson is a nationally-recognized leader with an exceptional career in higher education,” Kurt L. Schmoke, chair of the board of trustees, said in a statement. “His experience as a proven leader, impeccable track record and commitment to students will be a great service.” (Balt. Sun)

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Anne Arundel Board of Education approves fiscal 2019 operating, capital budgets

The Board of Education gave final approval to its fiscal 2019 operating and capital budgets Wednesday morning — the votes were unanimous, with two members absent. During the meeting, President Julie Hummer said she appreciated the work all parties did to collaborate on the budget, as well as the public which communicated their priorities. But it still doesn’t fill every need and class sizes will likely go up, Hummer said. (Capital)

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Attendance plummets in Howard schools on last days

Nearly 40 percent of Howard County School students weren’t in class on the final two days of school this week, according to data from the school system. In April, the school board voted to extend the school system’s calendar by two days — June 18 and 19 — after the the county exhausted its inclement-weather “snow days.” On Monday and Tuesday, about 63 percent of the district’s 57,000 students attended school. In the two previous years, more than 90 percent showed up for the final two days. (Ho. Co. Times)

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North Hagerstown High students to get new Chromebook laptops in fall, replacing iPads

The school year just ended, but the Washington County Board of Eduction already is making plans for when students return, and what will be different come September. On Tuesday, BOE members voted to approve $545,600 for Chromebook laptops and accessories for every North Hagerstown High School student and staff member. The money will come from the general fund. At the meeting, board member Pieter Bickford asked whether the purchase marks the beginning of a transition from iPads to laptops for all high schools, as had been previously discussed. The district rolled out the major part of its iPad distribution for students two years ago. (Herald-Mail)

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Gilman School receives $3 million gift for college counseling program

A college counseling program at the Gilman School has been endowed with a $3 million gift from a private foundation with ties to the Roland Park private boys school. The donation from the W. P. Carey Foundation to the school's $60 million First Things First campaign is the largest to support college counseling received by Gilman to date. Incorporated in 1990, the foundation was started by William Polk Carey — a grandson of the founder of the 121-year-old Gilman School, Anne Galbraith Carey. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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Grant perpetuates Harford County full-day Pre-K

A state grant will allow Harford County Public Schools to continue full-day prekindergarten programs at three elementary schools for the 2018-2019 school year, the district announced Wednesday. The Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood awarded the county a $859,248 grant to continue the programs at Deerfield Elementary School, Magnolia Elementary School, and William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary School. (WMAR)

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CCPS on changes in administrators: 'You know that you’re not going to be in one place forever'

The end of the academic year meant changes in leadership at a number of schools in Carroll County, including one high school principal moving back to an assistant role. Diane Cooper, the principal at South Carroll High School since the 2015-2016 school year, will be the assistant principal at Francis Scott Key High School as of July 1. This transfer was announced at the June Board of Education meeting. Christina Dougherty, assistant principal at Francis Scott Key High School, has been appointed to acting principal at South Carroll. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Outdoor School receives Sustainable Maryland Green Center award

The Carroll County Public Schools Outdoor School received a state award for its environmental education, management practices and community engagement. The school received a Sustainable Maryland Green Center award from the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education, according to a news release from the school system. Outdoor school has been a Green Center for more than 16 years, according to the release. (Carr. Co. Times)

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