2nd swastika drawing found in Montgomery County middle school

A second pencil drawing of a swastika has been found in a Montgomery County, Maryland, middle school, two days after a swastika was discovered inside a boys’ bathroom on Wednesday. Silver Creek Middle School Principal Traci Townsend sent another letter to parents, saying that another swastika drawing was found in the boys’ bathroom on Friday. She said that building staff has removed the drawing, and the school is working with police and the school system’s Office of School Support and Improvement to investigate both incidents. (WTOP)

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Before stepping down this summer, Naval Academy superintendent looks back at five years

Vice Adm. Walter “Ted” Carter, Naval Academy superintendent, wasn’t a vice admiral, or a superintendent, or really anyone of standing when he arrived at the Naval Academy for the first time. He was Midshipman Carter. A plebe. Legend has it, a skinny kid with big ears. He would leave the academy and graduate TOPGUN before Tom Cruise made graduating TOPGUN part of the cultural lexicon. He would set a record for jet landings on an aircraft, command a strike fighter squadron and start the Navy’s 21st Century Sailor program, focused on mental health and resiliency among enlisted sailors. (Balt. Sun)

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FSU offers athletic training program

Allied health professions are among the fastest growing career paths in the country. In response to that need, Frostburg State University will begin offering a combined Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science/Master of Science in athletic training, a program that can be completed in just five years. The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently granted approval for FSU to offer the only program of its kind in the state. Frostburg is discontinuing its bachelor’s degree in athletic training and will begin the combined five-year program in the fall. (Times-News)

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Board of Education seeks feedback on five options for East Middle, other facilities

The public is invited to comment on three major updates for Carroll County Public Schools facilities at a public hearing Thursday, May 23. Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Charles Ecker Board Room, 125 North Court Street, Westminster, the Board of Education will take input about the renovation/addition of the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, the feasibility study for East Middle School and the the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP). The comments will be brought to the next Board of Education meeting, scheduled for June 12. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Elizabeth Warren: For-profit charter schools are 'a real problem'

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren sided with fellow White House hopeful Bernie Sanders Saturday on the need to eliminate for-profit charter schools. "Yeah, I think it's a real problem right now," the senator from Massachusetts told reporters at the Rockingham County Democrats' clambake in Portsmouth, N.H., taking the opportunity to discuss Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a charter school advocate. "And what Betsy DeVos has done to our public education really undermines the best opportunities for our kids. I think public tax dollars should stay in our public schools," the former public school teacher said. (Wash. Examiner)

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Edgewood Middle, High School Students Build Story Book Trail For Local Elementary School

A team of Edgewood Middle School students, in collaboration with Edgewood High School technology students, have built a storybook trail on the campus of Deerfield Elementary School. A grant from Harford County Public School’s helped make the storybook trail come to life. A storybook trail will offer a unique experience for students to indulge their imaginations with colorful pages along a walkway. (WJZ-TV)

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Chesapeake College president talks economic success

Chesapeake College President Cliff Coppersmith discussed the latest economic successes of the college and the Mid-Shore region Wednesday, May 15, during a speech at the annual Five-Chamber Mixer in the Todd Performing Arts Center. Coppersmith talked most significantly about economic stimulation and the college's contributions to the region's employment rate, saying it employs "over 200 full-time and more than 300 part-time employees," and has added "$118 million in income to the [local] economy." (Star Dem.)

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'I'm doing this for my students': Diamonté Brown elected next Baltimore Teachers Union president

In her first real job out of college, Diamonté Brown worked to get juvenile offenders back into classrooms and on track to graduate. By the time these children became part of her caseload, she said, they’d already been failed by the education system. Brown began thinking that instead of helping students re-enroll after trouble with the law, perhaps she “needed to be on the other side.” (Balt. Sun)

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