2013 | News

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Starr Reportedly Passed On NYC Education Job – Incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carmen Farina as the city’s next schools chancellor, a job MCPS superintendent Joshua Starr was said to be in the running for. According to the New York Times, de Blasio approached Starr about becoming deputy chancellor and suceeding Farina, 70, in a year or two. Starr said he wasn’t interested. [New York Times]

Film Fest Deadline This Week – The Bethesda Urban Partnership is following up on its inaugural Bethesda Film Fest in 2013 with a two-night event on March 21 and 22. The deadline to submit documentaries is Friday. [Bethesda Urban Partnership]

Bethesda Dog Trainer Wins Medical Award – Edward Levien started a nonprofit called Hero Dogs to train and donate service dogs to wounded veterans. The dogs are meant to help soldiers redevelop their independence and Levien was recognized as a 2013 Bakken Invitation Honoree for his work. [Bakken Invitation]

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