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HCPSS Superintendent presents progress report

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) Superintendent Michael Martirano presented his first system-wide overview of progress toward achieving the desired outcomes of his strategic plan and announced a new Strategic Call to Action (SCTA) website for monitoring performance measures moving forward. The Strategic Call to Action (SCTA) Annual Report for 2018-19, presented during the Sept. […]

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School superintendent presents boundary plan

Howard County Public School System Superintendent Michael Martirano presented his recommendations to balance school capacity utilization, provide relief to schools most impacted by crowding, and address inequities in the distribution of students affected by poverty, during a recent Howard County Board of Education meeting. The board initiated by unanimous vote on Jan. 24, a system-wide […]

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HCPSS, Gilchrist partner for support services

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with Gilchrist to provide grief and loss training for staff and to offer support for school communities affected by a crisis. Under the agreement, Gilchrist representatives will collaborate with HCPSS School Psychology and Instructional Intervention staff to conduct self-care workshops for HCPSS crisis team members. Gilchrist […]

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Students learn philanthropy through new CFHoCo fund

The Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHoCo) has established the Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) grant program to empower high school students to solicit and evaluate grant applications and award funds to local nonprofits. The program will facilitate “student members of the YIP committee [to] actively engage with community nonprofits and learn first-hand about the wide […]

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UMBC ranks among top universities worldwide

UMBC has again been named one of the top universities in the world for 2019-20, according to new rankings released by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR). The listing places UMBC in the top 3.3 percent of universities worldwide, as well as among the top 170 U.S. universities. The CWUR evaluated 20,000 universities based […]

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APL to host AI Challenge

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, is chairing a reconnaissance blind chess (RBC) competition as part of the 33rd Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2019), one of the top machine learning conferences in the world. All are welcome to participate in the artificial intelligence (AI) competition, which starts Oct. 21. Participants […]

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QS Ranking: UMBC Ranks in Top 500

According to the recent QS World University Rankings 2020, UMBC is one of the top 500 universities in the world overall and among the best of the best in a key measure of faculty scholarship. This new ranking recognizes UMBC as a state, national and global leader in the area of citations per faculty member. […]

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MSCHE: UMD on ‘Warning Status’

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) has announced that the University of Maryland’s (UMD) accreditation is on warning status due to concerns about its transparency and its governance structure, which were well documented after the death of football player Jordan McNair on June 13, 2018. The warning comes months after the MSCHE concluded […]

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CoStar Group acquires Off Campus Partners

CoStar Group, a provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces that operates offices in Columbia Gateway Office Park, has acquired Off Campus Partners (OCP), an online multifamily marketplace service for student housing in the United States. Founded in Charlottesville, Va., in 2000 by a University of Virginia student, OCP enters into exclusive […]