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Schools

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Schools to Seek Extension of Immunization Deadline

Schools to Seek Extension of Immunization Deadline

County schools will not turn away students Monday because they are not current on vaccinations. Free clinics for shots begin next week.
Oculus CEO's $31M Gift to UMD Is Largest in University History

Oculus CEO's $31M Gift to UMD Is Largest in University History

Brendan Iribe, a Maryland native who made a fortune selling his company to Facebook, is financing a computer science building on campus.
County to Offer Free Vaccine Clinics for Students

County to Offer Free Vaccine Clinics for Students

Anne Arundel County students who do not have state-mandated vaccinations will be kept out of class starting Sept. 15.
Maryland Teacher on Leave for Mental Health, Not Novels

Maryland Teacher on Leave for Mental Health, Not Novels

Police are reportedly investigating the Eastern Shore educator for reasons other than school shooting literature.
School Budget Request Cut by $27M Despite Scheduled Renovations

School Budget Request Cut by $27M Despite Scheduled Renovations

Pending Board of Education approval, Anne Arundel County’s school budget will be finalized in June 2015
Feral Cat Caught in Classroom Supply Closet

Feral Cat Caught in Classroom Supply Closet

A feral cat that prompted school to be canceled was thought to have left the building. But Tuesday morning the animal was back.
Feral Cat Still Missing But School Back to Normal

Feral Cat Still Missing But School Back to Normal

Labor Day weekend started early for students at one elementary school, but classes will resume as normal on Tuesday.
Budget, Athlete Concussions on Next Board of Education Agenda

Budget, Athlete Concussions on Next Board of Education Agenda

The Sept. 3 meeting will focus on budgets and student head injuries. A public workshop on the schools budget will be held Sept. 16.
Feral Cat Causes School Closure in Glen Burnie

Feral Cat Causes School Closure in Glen Burnie

Labor Day weekend started early for students at one elementary school.
AACPS Parents, Staff Share First Day Highlights

AACPS Parents, Staff Share First Day Highlights

Students returned to the classroom Monday -- and at least one ALS ice bucket challenge was done -- in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools
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)?
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.
Anne Arundel Art Teacher Receives National Honor

Anne Arundel Art Teacher Receives National Honor

Eleni Dykstra has been honored by the National Art Education Association. She was the Maryland Art Educator of the Year in 2013.
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.