Criticized Maryland chancellor won’t seek contract extension

The chancellor of Maryland’s university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system’s budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system’s handling of a University of Maryland football player’s death and how the chancellor dealt with a separate ethics query. (WTOP)

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Swastika found in restroom at Maryland middle school

School officials in suburban Maryland are investigating an incident involving a swastika found drawn on a wall in a boys’ restroom. The discovery Wednesday at Silver Creek Middle School in Montgomery County came as the latest of more than 20 hate incidents in Maryland’s largest school system during the 2018-2019 school year, officials said. (Wash. Post)

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Sts. Peter and Paul High School supports Habitat Choptank

Students from Sts. Peter and Paul High School just completed a multifaceted project to support Habitat for Humanity Choptank’s St. Michaels Faith Build project. The project was conceived by Nathan Lovell, a 10th-grade student at SSPP, and Elizabeth Langston, SSPP parishioner. (Star Dem)

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Student In College Admissions Scandal Sues Georgetown Over Potential Expulsion After Father Pleads Guilty

A Georgetown University student caught up in the college admissions scandal is suing Georgetown to prevent the school from potentially kicking him out. Adam Semprevivo, the son of Los Angeles businessman Stephen Semprevivo, filed a lawsuit against Georgetown on Wednesday, seeking to stop the school from disciplining or expelling him for his alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal. (CBS)

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Carroll school system continues to make case for county funding amid $1 million shortfall

As deadlines to finalize budgets creep closer, the Board of Education and the Board of County Commissioners remain locked in negotiations that center on a $1 million shortfall. The school board gave an update at a work session Wednesday. At the previous joint meeting between the two boards, the commissioners tasked the school system with preparing a report of what it will cut if the county cannot fund the $1 million shortfall in their budget. It’s a tough decision for the commissioners, Richard Weaver, R-District 2, said Wednesday. If they fund the school system, other county services will suffer cuts, or vice versa. The commissioners' deadline to approve a budget is May 30. (Balt. Sun)

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Howard County Council proposes amendment to increase funding in school budget

As it comes down to the wire to finalize the Howard County school system’s operating budget before the deadline in two weeks, additional funds are being proposed that could allow schools to maintain class sizes. At the end of a nearly nine-hour work session Wednesday between the County Council and school officials, Councilwoman Deb Jung announced the council is going to work on a budget amendment to add more funding into the school system’s proposed fiscal 2020 budget ahead of final approval. (Balt. Sun)

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Middle school teacher Diamonté Brown defeats Baltimore Teachers Union incumbent, unofficial tally shows

A middle school teacher defeated the longtime Baltimore Teachers Union president Wednesday in a surprising upheaval that signals city educators’ discontent with the status quo, the unofficial tally shows. Diamonté Brown, who works at Booker T. Washington, defeated incumbent Marietta English, who was seeking her ninth term as leader of the city’s nearly 7,000 educators, by a 901-839 margin. Brown, running at the top of a coalition of educators calling themselves The Union We Deserve, said teachers were tired of business as usual and wanted to forge a union that was more accountable to teachers and better promoted social justice. (Balt. Sun)

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Wicomico County public schools announce key leadership changes

Superintendent of Schools Donna Hanlin, Chief Academic Officer Frederick Briggs and the Board of Education are pleased to announce a number of key leadership changes for Wicomico County Public Schools, effective July 1: District-Level Leadership Positions: (Delmarva)

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