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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.