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Former charter school in Baltimore County to close at end of current school year

Scholars K-8, a former charter school in Baltimore County with fewer than 300 students, will close at the end of the school year.

Opened in 2008 as Imagine Discovery Public Charter School, the school was the county's first authorized charter. While parental support remained high, state testing data indicated achievement was below other county public schools.

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Hopkins researcher aids White House initiative on school absenteeism

A Johns Hopkins University researcher has been tapped by the Obama administration to help an initiative aimed at reducing chronic absenteeism in public schools by at least 10 percent a year.

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More charter schools join funding lawsuit, as city council plans to probe issue

The legal battle over funding for Baltimore city charter schools gained three more complainants Tuesday, bringing the number of schools now suing the city school system to 14.

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Councilman to introduce charter school funding resolution as debate intensifies

 Members of the Baltimore City Council are calling on the school system to reconsider a proposed formula that would reduce budgets of several public charter schools.

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Towson University celebrates life of Maravene Loeschke

They sang, danced and told stories about Maravene Loeschke at Towson University on Friday, as hundreds celebrated the life of the late university president described as warm, energetic and intensely focused on students.

Loeschke died of cancer June 25 at age 68, after stepping down as president in December.

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After paycheck, teacher vacancy issues, city schools chief human resources officer resigns

The head of Baltimore city schools' human capital office has departed the job, city school officials confirmed Friday, a move that comes after weeks of high-profile mismanagement issues including teacher vacancies and paycheck shortages.

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