More classrooms for students with autism remains top Harford schools priority

Placing additional classrooms tailored for students with autism in more schools continues to be the top capital budget priority of Harford County Public Schools. The proposed HCPS Capital Improvement Plan for 2020 calls for locating two STRIVE program classrooms for elementary students with autism at William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon and two classrooms for high school students at C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air. (Aegis)

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Redistricting, school closure committee whittles down options, begins deeper dive

With a little over a month until the Redistricting and School Closure Committee is set to present its recommendations to the Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education, the group pared down 11 possibilities to five Thursday night, none of which include a school closure and only one of which involves redistricting. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Planning Commission recommends designation for development near Linganore

Frederick County Public Schools will be able to move forward with the design for an elementary school in the Linganore area, after the area where the school will be built received a key designation this past week. The Frederick County Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the Frederick County Council designate the Hamptons West development in Linganore as a priority funding area, a move that will pave the way to get state funding for the school system’s East County Elementary School. (News-Post)

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Sharpsburg Elementary School plans move forward

If all goes as planned, Washington County Public Schools will break ground on its newest addition in a couple of months. The construction documents for the replacement of Sharpsburg Elementary School were approved unanimously at Tuesday's Washington County Board of Education meeting, opening the project for bids. Board members Jacqueline Fischer and Stan Stouffer were absent. (Herald-Mail)

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Towson University president honored at Fort McHenry for school partnerships in Baltimore region

Towson University President Kim Schatzel was honored at Fort McHenry this past weekend for initiatives aimed at making the school a more integral part of the Baltimore region. At a ceremony Saturday evening at the historic fort, Schatzel was recognized for the Baltimore + Towson University initiative — or BTU — a program implemented by the school to forge partnerships within the Baltimore area. (Balt. Sun)

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More than 1,000 children receive backpacks, school supplies

More than 1,000 area youth took home backpacks stuffed with necessary school supplies such as notebooks and pencils during the annual Back 2 School Bash Saturday at Canal Place. “I’m excited,” 6-year-old Emma Slifco of Cumberland said when handed her new backpack. She will start first grade at John Humbird Elementary School in a few weeks. Emma’s mother, Becky Silfco, said the school supplies help out families by saving them some money. (Times-News)

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August 10 // Prince George’s board sets salary for interim schools chief

The interim schools chief in Prince George’s County will earn $265,000 for the coming year under a contract the school board approved Thursday. Last month, Monica E. Goldson was named interim chief executive of Maryland’s second-largest school system for the coming year, filling the vacancy left when Kevin Maxwell resigned. Before his departure, Maxwell earned $299,937 a year. (Wash. Post)

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Ousted Foose chiefs sue Howard County school board over alleged discrimination

Three top chiefs under former Howard County schools superintendent Renee Foose have sued the county school board, alleging that its members discriminated, harassed and retaliated against them for their political opinions and in two cases for being gay. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court, the chiefs accuse school board members Cynthia Vaillancourt and Christina Delmont-Small of making homophobic remarks. (Ho. Co. Times)

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