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Baltimore school board approves new GPA requirement for athletes

Beginning next school year, all student athletes in Baltimore City will be required to maintain a 2.0 grade point average to play on an interscholastic sports team.

The city school board unanimously approved the requirement Tuesday, following a debate about whether expectations were too low for city school athletes.

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Baltimore area jurisdictions see mixed results on the SAT

The most recent class of graduating seniors in most Baltimore-area school districts scored lower on the SAT than students in past years.

Most counties in the region saw drops in SAT scores mirroring a statewide drop in average scores for students who graduated high school in 2016.

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Towson University hires former Howard County exec to analyze business partnerships, spaces for expansion

Towson University has hired former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to help the university strengthen its relationship with the community and businesses and to consider locations for expansion.

University officials announced Tuesday that they hired Ulman's economic and development consulting firm, Margrave Strategies, for $90,000 to perform the four-month analysis.

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Maryland to release district-level PARCC scores

Maryland education officials are expected to release data Tuesday morning showing how public school students did on the state’s annual standardized test.

The new test data will show the district and school level scores. Statewide results on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers were released last month showing a modest gain in math and flat scores in English.

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City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

The Baltimore city school board is scheduled to vote on a proposed policy today that will require all student athletes to maintain a 2.0 grade-point-average beginning next school year.

The new academic policy, which will set the first minimum grade-point-average for city students, is a revised version of a proposal brought before the board last month that had a lower GPA requirement.

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Baltimore County seeking input on school boundary change

Baltimore County public school officials are seeking public participation in the process of redrawing attendance boundary lines for Cromwell Valley and Hampton elementary schools.

The school system is re-establishing a magnet program at Cromwell Valley that will draw from a small neighborhood attendance area, as well as from applications outside the neighborhood, to the magnet program.

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