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Kirwan, two revenue bills take next steps in the Senate (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A landmark public education bill and two bills that would provide partial funding for the plan cleared a preliminary hurdle in the Senate Saturday. The votes on the Kirwan Commission education recommendations and an online advertising tax and ...

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Hogan, new legislative leaders debate education funding (access required)

Hogan Annapolis Summit 2020

ANNAPOLIS — Just hours before the opening of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session, Gov. Larry Hogan set the stage for a showdown with the legislature’s new leaders over their proposed $4 billion-per-year program to improve public school education in ...

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Kirwan defends plan, blasts Hogan over ‘half-baked’ comment (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — The leader of a commission charged with revamping the state’s public education system offered a blistering rebuttal Thursday to comments by Gov. Larry Hogan, who last week called the panel’s plan “well-meaning but half-baked.” William “Brit” Kirwan rebuked ...

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ACLU, LDF, parents ask court to reopen Baltimore school funding case (access required)

A group of parents and civil rights groups is petitioning to reopen a historic case concerning funding for Baltimore City Public Schools, the ACLU of Maryland announced Thursday. The lawsuit, Bradford v. State of Maryland, led to the creation of the Thornton ...

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A huge boost sought for Md. schools funding — but how to pay for it? (access required)

Maryland’s public education system is on the verge of major policy changes, but how to pay for those recommendations could elude lawmakers, many of whom ran for election promising to increase school funding. For many watching and participating in the ...

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