Dec 13, 2022

Baltimore teacher salaries fall to lowest in state

In Baltimore, the salaries of teachers with a master’s degree decreased from 2010 to 2020 to the lowest in the state, data show.

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses on Dec. 16, 2021, with books, including “Gender Queer,” that have been the subject of complaints from parents in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Nov 4, 2022

Book banning resonates as an issue in Maryland school board races

Some books, including memoirs from LGBTQ+ authors, have become flash points in school board races nationwide, including in Maryland.

Vice President Kamala Harris, right, laughs with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, during a tour of electric school buses at Meridian High School in Falls Church, Virginia, on May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Oct 26, 2022

Baltimore schools to share in $1B in grants for electric buses

Nearly 400 school districts spanning all 50 states — and including Baltimore — are receiving grants to purchase “clean” school buses under a new federal program.

Oct 24, 2022

‘A serious wakeup call’: Test scores show historic COVID setbacks for schools across US

The COVID-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, widening racial disparities, according to results of a national test.

Johns Hopkins researchers examined all of the states’ and territories’ school reopening plans with an eye toward how they are preparing in 12 critical areas. (DepositPhotos)
Oct 24, 2022

Disparate Md. school board candidates united on teacher shortage concerns

From the political right to the left, Maryland’s school board candidates agree that the teacher shortage is one of the key issues they will have to confront if elected.

Oct 7, 2022

Baltimore County’s agreement with teachers has unions, other districts assessing their situations

Teachers, their unions and school systems across the state are taking note of the deal to give Baltimore County gives teachers a raise.

Sep 27, 2022

Maryland school district, transgender teacher settle lawsuit

A transgender teacher who said she was harassed by students, parents and colleagues has settled a lawsuit with a Maryland school district.

Sep 1, 2022

Reading, math scores fell sharply during pandemic, data show

Math and reading scores for America’s 9-year-olds fell dramatically during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a new federal study.

Former Bangor Christian Schools sophomore Olivia Carson, then 15, of Glenburn, Maine, left, stands with her mother Amy while getting dropped off on the first day of school on Aug. 28, 2018, in Bangor, Maine. (Gabor Degre/The Bangor Daily News via AP, File)
Aug 30, 2022

Religious schools shun state funding despite Maine victory

Only one religious high school in Maine that stood to benefit from the state treating tuition reimbursements the same as other private schools has signed up to participate this fall.

Kindergarten teacher Karen Drolet, left, works with a student at Raices Dual Language Academy, a public school in Central Falls, Rhode Island on Feb. 9, 2022. As a new school year approaches, COVID-19 infections are again on the rise, fueled by highly transmissible variants, filling families with dread. They fear the return of a pandemic scourge: outbreaks that sideline large numbers of teachers, close school buildings and force students back into remote learning. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
Jul 29, 2022

Some schools hit hard by COVID make few changes for new year

COVID-19 infections are again on the rise and filling families with dread as a new school year approaches.

Jun 27, 2022

Ravens announce inaugural class of Ozzie Newsome Scholarship recipients

Five Baltimore City School System graduates were chosen to become the inaugural class of Ozzie Newsome Scholars, the Baltimore Ravens announced.

Mar 17, 2022

Maryland budget plans $800M for future education plan costs

Maryland lawmakers are planning to set aside $800 million to cover future costs of the state's sweeping education reform law.

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