Mar 8, 2022

Homeschooling numbers in Maryland rise as public enrollment drops

In the spring of 2020, the face of education changed drastically throughout the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. And Maryland was no exception.

Feb 28, 2022

Reading Partners’ $20M gift to help Baltimore students 

Reading Partners received a $20 million, unrestricted gift from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to support its evidence-based early literacy intervention programs.

Feb 25, 2022

Committee votes to allow Maryland school boards to make decisions on masks

Maryland lawmakers voted Friday to approve a change in state regulations that returns decisions to wear masks in schools to local boards of education.

Feb 22, 2022

Maryland board votes to let local schools decide on masks

The Maryland State Board of Education voted to allow local school districts to decide whether K-12 students must wear face coverings.

Feb 10, 2022

Maryland governor calls to end school mask requirement

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called on the State Board of Education on Thursday to stop requiring face coverings in schools. Hogan cited the state’s improving health metrics, a well as the widespread availability of vaccines for school-age children. “A growing number of medical professionals, parents, and bipartisan state officials throughout the nation are […]

Katie Lucey administers a COVID-19 test on her son Maguire at a PCR and Rapid Antigen COVID-19 coronavirus test pop up on Wall Street in New York on Dec. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
Dec 17, 2021

CDC endorses schools’ coronavirus ‘test-to-stay’ policies

U.S. health officials are endorsing policies that allow close contacts of students infected with the coronavirus to remain in classrooms if they test negative.

Dec 6, 2021

Maryland tip line sees increase in concerns at schools

The Maryland Center for Student Safety is getting more reports of violence on school campuses through its tip line.

Sep 29, 2021

Annapolis High School fight leaves 2 hurt, 7 arrested, officials say

Seven students were arrested and two were taken to hospitals after a fight involving a knife broke out at Annapolis High School, police said.

Sep 29, 2021

Federal judge overturns South Carolina school mask ban

A federal judge Tuesday suspended South Carolina from enforcing a rule that banned school districts from requiring masks for students.

In this Aug. 12, 2021, file photo, a student gets help with his mask from transitional kindergarten teacher Annette Cuccarese during the first day of classes at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, California. Now that California schools have welcomed students back to in-person learning, they face a new challenge: A shortage of teachers and all other staff, the likes of which some districts say they've never seen. (Paul Bersebach/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
Sep 22, 2021

‘We are absolutely strained’: COVID-19 creates nationwide shortage of teachers, school staff

Now that schools have welcomed students back, they face a new challenge: a shortage of teachers and staff the likes of which some districts may have never seen.

Youngsters enter the first new Catholic school built in Baltimore in roughly 60 years with a mix of enthusiasm and first-day-back jitters Aug. 30, 2021. The new 65,000-square-foot school near downtown Baltimore is an anomaly in the national education landscape where the pandemic has shuttered many parish schools. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
Aug 31, 2021

Baltimore opens 1st new Catholic school in about 60 years

The first new Catholic school built in Baltimore in about 60 years opened its doors Monday to hundreds of youngsters.

Aug 30, 2021

Maryland lawmakers cautioned about vaccine requirements for students

A top virus expert is warning Maryland lawmakers to proceed cautiously before mandating coronavirus vaccinations for public school students.

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