In West Baltimore, Nevermind leap days. Johns Hopkins professors propose a new calendar with the occasional leap week.

In 1582, Pope Gregory began a campaign to replace Julius Caesar’s widely used calendar with a slightly more accurate one that was named for him. Most of the modern world eventually agreed, and the rest is history. Now a pair of Johns Hopkins professors believe it’s time to turn the page on the Gregorian calendar in favor of one to really last the ages. (Balt. Sun)

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Towson University working with outside consultant for campus parking solutions

Towson University has hired a consulting firm to develop plans for better on-campus transportation and parking, a long-standing concern of both students and area residents. David Marks, the Baltimore County Councilman who represents Towson, said students parking in nearby communities, like Aigburth Manor, Burkleigh Square and Towson Manor Village, are “a steady source of complaints.” (Balt. Sun)

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After racist graffiti incidents, Salisbury University hosts events for students to heal

After racist graffiti was discovered in Salisbury University's Henson Hall and then in Fulton Hall on Wednesday, the university will host multiple gatherings Thursday to provide what it says will be "an opportunity for us  to come together as a campus." Classes were canceled Thursday to allow the campus community time to heal. SU spokesman Jason Rhodes said these activities were aimed at the campus community only. (Delmarva)

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In West Baltimore, a $6 million proposal aims to turn Thurgood Marshall’s school into community resource center

A once segregated West Baltimore school where future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall received his early education is set to receive a $6 million makeover, turning it into a legal resource center and museum space for the surrounding community. Historic Public School 103 in Upton, also known as Henry Highland Garnet School, is a nearly 150-year-old civil rights landmark that lost its luster years ago amid encroaching blight. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland County Executives Support Built To Learn Act, Bill Promises Over $2 Billion In School Construction Funding

The General Assembly is headed toward a landmark decision to build new schools. A record school construction funding bill has already passed the House and is making its way through the Senate. A hearing in the Senate on Wednesday brought county executives around the state together in support of the Built to Learn Act. (WTOP)

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Breaking Down the Blueprint Bill

Hundreds of people filled hearing rooms and rallied in Annapolis on Monday as the General Assembly took the unusual step of convening a joint hearing of four House and Senate committees, which, in the next seven weeks, will determine the fate of a three-year multibillion-dollar public school reform effort. (Md Matters)

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Prince George’s County Schools Hosting Hiring Event For Bus Drivers

Prince George’s County Schools will host a hiring event Wednesday night for bus drivers and they will be offering training to new hires. The event will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Dr. Henry Wise, Jr. High School, in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. (WJZ)

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Bloomberg donated billions to Hopkins in 2019. Here's what other Md. colleges brought in.

Johns Hopkins University blew all other Maryland colleges — and most colleges in the nation — out of the water with an impressive intake of $2.7 billion in donations in fiscal 2019, according to a new report. More than half of Hopkins' voluntary funding total came from a single alumnus donor: businessman, philanthropist and 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg. Hopkins reported the record $1.8 billion gift, which it said would support financial aid opportunities for students, in November 2018. The university said the donation was the largest single contribution ever given to a U.S. academic institution. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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