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InsideEd - baltimoresun.com http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/?track=rss Headlines from baltimoresun.com en ©2014, baltimoresun.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:15:00 -0400 Elkridge resident travels abroad for college STEM research project By Joe Burris , The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-ho-gear-up-20140722,0,5318805.story?track=rss Ogwuazor is member of Howard University GEAR-UP program for global studies<br/><br/>Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her destination: Thailand, where she and other students from around the world are taking part in an international science mission. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:15:00 EDT UMUC may experiment with business and learning models By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-umuc-business-model-20140725,0,6416739.story?track=rss It is examining becoming a quasi-public nonprofit and piloting a controversial learning model where professors would be in a coaching role<br/><br/>The University of Maryland, University College has a history of experimentation. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:08:00 EDT Would you be able to graduate from high school in Maryland? Take the test. By Liz Bowie http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bal-would-you-be-able-to-graduate-from-high-school-in-maryland-take-the-test-20140724,0,2945466.story?track=rss Maryland education leaders voted this past week to raise the bar for rising ninth- and 10th-graders by requiring them to pass the new PARCC assessments to graduate from high school. The PARCC tests, which are tied to the Common Core curriculum, will replace the current High School Assessments and are considered to be harder. Beginning this school year, rising ninth- and 10th-graders will need to pass English and Algebra I tests in order to graduate. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:16:00 EDT Maryland school board approves discipline guidelines By Liz Bowie http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bal-maryland-school-board-votes-on-discipline-guidelines--20140723,0,7631406.story?track=rss The Maryland state school board voted this week to distribute a set of discipline guidelines intended to be a model for school systems as they move away from zero tolerance policies of the past two decades. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:38:00 EDT Board OKs pact to protect UM security breach victims By Michael Dresser , The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-university-cyber-20140723,0,7016987.story?track=rss Experian to monitor credit activity for estimated $2.6 million<br/><br/>The state Board of Public Works approved a contract worth an estimated $2.6 million Wednesday for a firm to monitor the credit activity of an estimated 300,000 people whose personal information was exposed as a result of a computer security breach discovered at the University of Maryland early this year. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:15:00 EDT Maryland to give harder tests for high school graduation requirement By Liz Bowie , The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-high-school-tests-20140722,0,5461308.story?track=rss Rising ninth- and 10th-graders must pass new test in English and algebra to graduate<br/><br/>Starting next year, students will face tougher requirements to graduate from Maryland's public high schools. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:00 EDT Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations By Liz Bowie http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bal-maryland-gets-waiver-extension-for-teacher-evaluation-20140721,0,4075275.story?track=rss Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:50:00 EDT Stevenson U. names interim business dean By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-stevenson-business-dean-20140721,0,6239530.story?track=rss Aris Melissaratos was state secretary of business and economic development<br/><br/>Aris Melissaratos, a former Maryland secretary of business and economic development, has been named Stevenson University's interim business school dean, the university announced Monday. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:49:00 EDT Middle school students think big, build 'tiny' By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-ar-tiny-house-20140720,0,7517085.story?track=rss Tiny House camp a lesson in sustainable construction<br/><br/>More than 50 Maryland middle-schools students have been building a house during a summer camp in Annapolis &mdash; not a routine task for teens and preteens. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:10:00 EDT Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort By Joe Burris , The Baltimore Sun http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/blog/bs-md-ar-arabic-immersion-20140709,0,905947.story?track=rss Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes." Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:15:00 EDT