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Schools

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Class of 2014 Lands $137M in Scholarship Offers

Class of 2014 Lands $137M in Scholarship Offers

Anne Arundel County Public Schools graduates in the class of 2014 received 7 percent more in scholarship offers than the previous year.
Board to Hear School Readiness Report at Aug. 20 Meeting

Board to Hear School Readiness Report at Aug. 20 Meeting

The AACPS board will hear an update on readiness as the Aug. 25 start date nears, and review the system's achievement and discipline gap.
Schools' Purchasing Office Wins National Award

Schools' Purchasing Office Wins National Award

Anne Arundel County Public Schools says its purchasing office has won national recognition for the third straight year.
South Shore Fourth-Grader Leads School Supply Drive

South Shore Fourth-Grader Leads School Supply Drive

South Shore Elementary student Isabella Stack will collect school supplies this weekend for kids in need. Leave donations off at the school.
How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Maryland lower than studies in the past.
Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in Anne Arundel County

Back to School: 2014-15 Calendar in Anne Arundel County

You already know school starts Aug. 25. So, when is the last day (and all the breaks in between)?
Schools Superintendent to Cut Chief of Staff Position

Schools Superintendent to Cut Chief of Staff Position

A reorganization plan submitted by incoming Superintendent George Arlotto to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education is designed to save the system about $100,000 next year
Construction of 7 Elementary Schools, Severna Park High School in Schools Budget

Construction of 7 Elementary Schools, Severna Park High School in Schools Budget

The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Board of Education will approve a budget at Wednesday's meeting that includes school construction, hiring seven language learners and hiring STEM teach
Incoming Superintendent's Contract OK'ed by Board of Education

Incoming Superintendent's Contract OK'ed by Board of Education

A contract for incoming Anne Arundel Public Schools Superintendent George Arlotto contains penalties if he leaves before the end of a year, and prevents him from cashing out sick leave.
School Board to Review Student Discipline Policies at Next Meeting

School Board to Review Student Discipline Policies at Next Meeting

Topics for the next Anne Arundel County Public Schools board meeting include student discipline policies, a contract for the new superintendent and a renewal charter for Monarch Academy Publ
Parents Urged to Talk with Teens Before Partying in Ocean City

Parents Urged to Talk with Teens Before Partying in Ocean City

Anne Arundel County schools and health officials encourage parents to speak to their teens about the dangers of underage drinking before Senior Week parties in Ocean City.
Anne Arundel Schools Release Snow Day Schedule Modification Survey Results

Anne Arundel Schools Release Snow Day Schedule Modification Survey Results

Board received almost 7,600 responses from parents.
Kindergarten Registration Starts This Week at County Schools

Kindergarten Registration Starts This Week at County Schools

Kindergarten registration begins this week for Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
Schools to Host Q&A Sessions on Maryland Common Core

Schools to Host Q&A Sessions on Maryland Common Core

The first of four sessions to give parents in Anne Arundel County Public Schools information about Maryland Common Core will be held April 8.
County School Board to Hold Public Q&A at Edgewater Library

County School Board to Hold Public Q&A at Edgewater Library

Meet members of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools board of education at the Edgewater Library this week.
Science Fair Winners Focus on Encoding Data, Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Science Fair Winners Focus on Encoding Data, Chesapeake Bay Pollution

Chesapeake Science Point freshman David Kravets won the grand award at the Anne Arundel County Regional Science and Engineering Fair. South River sophomores Sally Albright and Allison Raines
Snow Decision from Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Snow Decision from Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Snow is in the forecast until Monday afternoon.
Wild College Mascots in Danger

Wild College Mascots in Danger

Climate change is putting some of the nation’s most beloved college mascots in danger, including the terrapin, buffalo, wolverine and alligator, according to a new report.
School Board Narrows Candidate List for Superintendent

School Board Narrows Candidate List for Superintendent

The list of superintendent candidates for Anne Arundel County Public Schools has been narrowed to seven. A community panel will interview the finalists.
Dogs and Deer Take Over School; Kids Stay Home

Dogs and Deer Take Over School; Kids Stay Home

Classes were canceled at Southern Middle School in Lothian Monday after a pack of three dogs chased three deer into the building. The deer were euthanized for their injuries.