BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal audit is focusing on how public schools in Maryland spent federal stimulus money.
The U.S. Department of Education audited the way the state spent stimulus money. It found Baltimore City Schools spent $4,352 on a pair of dinner cruises. It also found $1,575 was spent for catering at school events and $1,336 for theater tickets.
Prince George's County Schools also were criticized for similar spending.
The audit was released in January. Maryland Republicans called for an investigation on Wednesday.
SELBYVILLE, Del. (AP) — The Indian River School District is hiring security officers to patrol all schools and is considering arming them.
The school board voted last week to add the officers at a special meeting.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that School Board President Charles Bireley says board members hope the officers will be armed, but Superintendent Susan Bunting says research shows they cannot be armed.
UMES pharmacy students Pablo Song and Uche Etunnuh
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Three years of non-stop study and professional practice experience pay off for the charter class of UMES’ School of Pharmacy May 17 when its members receive their well-earned degrees.
Some five dozen graduate students are set to accept their field’s top credential – a doctor of pharmacy degree – culminating a decade-long effort to expand the university’s ability to educate health care professionals.