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Student activists call on officials to boost resources for immigrants

Spurred by a recent federal crackdown on unauthorized immigrants and inspired by fellow student activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of high school students gathered Saturday to draw up a list of demands calling on city and state officials to increase support for the city's growing immigrant population.

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Harford County suspends school trips to Baltimore, citing safety concerns

Harford County's school sytem has banned field trips to Baltimore indefinitely, citing safety concerns following the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent trials of police officers charged in his death.

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Lawmakers concerned and angry about city schools enrollment woes

State lawmakers are sharply criticizing Baltimore school leaders and demanding increased oversight following revelations that the district might have inflated student enrollment numbers.

The district's budget is being reduced by $30 million next school year, in part because the student population dropped and 1,900 pupil slots will no longer be funded by taxpayers.

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Interim superintendent of Md. schools to lead Montgomery Co. district

Jack Smith, the interim superintendent of Maryland schools, has been chosen as the next superintendent in Montgomery County.

The county's Board of Education unanimously selected Smith on Thursday, according to a news release from the school system.

His appointment must be approved by the state superintendent — his current post.

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State officials pledge improvements in education of juvenile offenders

State education officials pledged Wednesday to hire new teachers, fill vacancies and make other changes to improve the beleaguered school system that serves Maryland's juvenile offenders.

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Lunches offered to Baltimore school children on Wednesday

With city schools closed again Wednesday, officials are reminding families that lunches are available between noon and 2 p.m. at recreation centers and schools around Baltimore.

Families may call 211 to verify sites are open. Locations include:

Arundel Elementary/Middle School, 2400 Round Rd.

Callowhill Aquatic Center, 2821 Oakley Ave.

Carroll Cook, 5061 E. Eager St.

Chick Webb, 623 N. Eden St.

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