State Roundup, April 19, 2017

DANCE QUITS BA CO SCHOOLS: Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced Tuesday that he will resign June 30, shocking the schools community and raising questions about its leadership during the final three years of his contract. During this tenure, he has been an energetic and charismatic leader of Maryland’s third-largest school system. He gave no reason for his decision, and he declined to be interviewed. He said through a spokesman that he does not have a new job but is considering offers, Alison Knezevich and Liz Bowie of the Sun report.

SPECIAL SESSION A MAYBE: Senate President Mike Miller said Tuesday that if a special session of the General Assembly is convened, the legislature should take up a bill that would strip parental rights from rapists. The likelihood of that special session is unclear. In the final hours of this year’s session, the five male lawmakers seeking a compromise failed to reach one after legislators also failed to pass a bill that would have let rape victims who become pregnant during the assault terminate parental rights of their alleged attackers, Erin Cox of the Sun reports.