Weekend Backpacks Combat Hunger Among City’s Homeless Children

Thousands of children in Baltimore City schools don’t know where their next meal will come from. On weekdays, they get fed through the school’s meal program, but on weekends those meals aren’t guaranteed. One program is trying to fill that gap, so these children don’t go to bed with empty stomachs. There are nearly 3,000 homeless children who attend Baltimore City Public Schools and because they sleep in shelters, in a car or at the home of a relative or friend, there often is not enough food in the household. A program called Weekend Backpacks is expanding to help. (WJZ-CBS)

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Carroll schools to reevaluate bring your own device policy in elementary schools

It was February when Melanie Repp’s daughter came home from the bus very upset after an incident that resulted in her sleeping on the floor of her parent’s room for three months. Repp’s daughter, who attends third grade at Runnymede Elementary School, was on the bus when a friend showed her a horror movie on her device. “Our family has had to deal with the repercussions of this since Feb. 1 when my 8-year-old-daughter came home hysterically crying,” Repp said, as she fought back tears, at a recent Carroll County Board of Education meeting. (Carr. Co. Times)

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Students raise money for ceasefire movement

Baltimore went 72 hours without any homicides during the city's fourth ceasefire weekend.  Students at Thomas Johnson Elementary School in S. Baltimore raised money for the cause. The funds will be donated to the Baltimore Ceasefire movement Monday morning.  Students participated in a project called "change war for peace." During the fifth-grade service learning project, each class competed by collecting change. The winning class received an "out of uniform" day. The students collected a total of $788.50. (WMAR)

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Changes planned at Aberdeen's University Center

Management of the University Center, a multi-disciplinary educational, training and technology development campus in Aberdeen, is expected to change in the coming months, according to the Harford County government, which owns the facility. A spokesperson for the county government declined to release details on the expected change, saying not all of the details have been finalized. “We are looking forward to an exciting annoucement about a technology transfer opportunity in partnership with Aberdeen Proving Ground, defense contractors and partners in academia,” Cindy Mumby, county director of governmental and community relations, said. (Aegis)

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Dozens of Anne Arundel seniors headed to service academies, officer training

The teens in this year’s graduating Class of 2018 will soon scatter across the country — and around the world — to colleges, jobs and other futures. But some six dozen of them will be doing something special: putting on the uniform of a military officer-in-training. In search of these soon-to-be-graduates, The Capital reached out to schools across Anne Arundel County. Fifteen of these teens met with a reporter at the World War II War Memorial overlooking the Naval Academy on a recent sunny afternoon to talk about their decision. (Capital)

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Eight schools offer free breakfast and lunch over summer

Children 18 and under will have access to free breakfast and lunch at eight Frederick County Public Schools this summer. As part of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the school system offers meals to anyone, non-FCPS students included, under the age of 18 and adults enrolled in an educational program for people with disabilities. (News-Post)

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May 14 // Baltimore became more diverse and educated in past 20 years, report finds

The Baltimore region has become more diverse and educated in the past two decades and the economy is more driven by technology, medicine, higher education and professional services. Those are the findings of a report to be released Monday night by the Greater Baltimore Committee and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council at the GBC’s 63rd annual meeting. The report will be highlighted during the event at the Hyatt Regency in the Inner Harbor that also will honor the CollegeBound Foundation, which helps disadvantaged kids go to college, and Michael Hankin, president and CEO of Brown Advisory. (Balt. Sun)

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The University of Maryland is about to blow past its last fundraising haul

If you're a Terp, your phone has probably been ringing a lot. The University of Maryland at College Park has officially launched its biggest fundraising campaign in history — it hopes to raise $1.5 billion to transform the school into a world-class public research university. The College Park school is almost two-thirds to that audacious goal: It's raised $902 million since 2015, when we first told you about President Wallace Loh's ambitious plans to build on the success of the $1 billion campaign that closed two years prior. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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