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Hot temperatures, faulty AC prompt early dismissals at two city charter schools

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Monarch Academy in Northeast Baltimore. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

It’s school-infrastructure-vulnerability season once again, when extreme temperatures and shaky HVAC equipment leave schools vulnerable to closure and send the kids home early.

Boys Latin Robotics Team Places Fourth in World Competition

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Boys' Latin

On Saturday, April 27, the Boys’ Latin Upper School Robotics Team, Lumberjack Robotics #2534, stepped onto Ford Field in Detroit, MI for the final round of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) World Championships and walked off with a fourth-place finish! No other team from Baltimore made it to Worlds, and no other team from Maryland advanced to the finals, also known as Einsteins.

Former Bowie State president appointed interim president of Coppin State University

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Mickey Burnim, newly appointed interim president of Coppin State University. Photo via Coppin State University.

As a search committee looks for a permanent president for Coppin State University, state university system officials have appointed former Bowie State University president Mickey L. Burnim as the West Baltimore school’s interim leader.

City prosecutors won’t charge seven people arrested this morning in raid of JHU sit-in

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Security and police officers stand outside Garland Hall, hours after police arrested seven protesters. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

In the aftermath of a police raid on a nearly 40-day sit-in Johns Hopkins University’s Garland Hall this morning, city prosecutors said they won’t be pursuing charges against seven individuals arrested by police.

In a statement today, Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Melba Saunders said “all charges brought against the students will be abated by arrest.”

The Park School of Baltimore is Hosting Two Spring Admission Events

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Park School Admissions event

JOIN US!
THE PARK SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE IS HOSTING
TWO SPRING ADMISSION EVENTS

PLEASE JOIN THE PARK SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, MAY 3 FOR “TAKE A FIRST LOOK” – A SPRING ADMISSION EVENT FOR PARENTS

FRIDAY, MAY 3
8:45 – 10:30 A.M.

Meet Park’s Head of School and Lower, Middle, and Upper School Principals. Take guided tours of our 100-acre campus and get a glimpse of Park’s Pre-K through Grade 12 educational philosophy in action and a “first look” at our academic settings.

Please register at: WWW.PARKSCHOOL.NET/FIRSTLOOK

The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
410.339.4130
www.parkschool.net

Advisory Program at St. Paul’s Helps Students Thrive

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Saint Paul's School

At St. Paul’s School, students thrive in a supportive and challenging environment, surrounded by expert faculty who foster remarkable relationships. A core element of the St. Paul’s Middle School experience is the advisory program, which fosters connections forged between teachers and students.

Porterfield, Jackson and Carey represent Baltimore in Guggenheim Fellowships

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Matt Porterfield. Image via IMDB.

Baltimore is well-represented in this year’s group of Guggenheim Fellows. Filmmaker and Hopkins professor Matt Porterfield, Hopkins professor Lawrence P. Jackson and Loyola professor David Carey Jr. all took home the prestigious prize awarded to scholars to aide in research or the creation of art.

The grants vary by amount and are awarded over a minimum period of six months or a maximum of a year, giving awardees “blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible.”

As Hopkins students’ sit-in over police force reaches 7-day mark, professors call for JHU to withdraw plan

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Students sitting in at Garland Hall on April 5, which was day three of the demonstration. Photo via Students Against Private Police/Facebook.

Today marks the one-week anniversary of Johns Hopkins University students taking to Garland Hall for an unannounced sit-in. They’ve been there seven days, protesting  the university’s legislature-backed plan for an armed police force, as well as Hopkins’ training contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

City Schools confirms additional shipments of ‘Healthy Holly’ books; no additional copies found

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Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage, via Flickr.

Baltimore City Public Schools today released a lengthy statement confirming three shipments of “Healthy Holly” books written by Mayor Catherine Pugh, who is currently not serving in an acting capacity.

But the school system said it could not find any records to show a fourth shipment.

The full General Assembly has now approved legislation creating a police force for Hopkins

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Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

Johns Hopkins University is set to get its controversial police force, following today’s vote of approval in the Maryland House of Delegates for Senate Bill 793.

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