States’ school mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries
The Education Department is investigating five Republican-led states that have banned mask requirements in schools.
Maryland teacher put on leave after refusing to wear mask
A Maryland teacher said she was placed on leave after refusing to comply with a school mask mandate.
Baltimore schools could see big impact from federal aid, educators say
Educators in Baltimore say an enormous infusion of federal dollars for COVID-19 relief has the potential to transform aspects of district school programming.
States banning school mask mandates could face civil rights probes
President Joe Biden ordered his education secretary to explore possible legal action against states that have blocked school mask mandates and other public health measures.
Baltimore County school system requiring masks for all
Baltimore County Public Schools will now require masks to be worn by all students, staff and visitors, officials announced.
In new program, Bowie company aims to ‘demystify coding’ for kids
Bowie-based Code Super Powers creates and runs coding camps, after school programs and first-period programs for kids ages 6 to 16.
Maryland reluctant to mandate student COVID-19 vaccinations, health secretary says
Maryland health officials say they are wary of pressuring local school systems to require COVID-19 vaccinations for students returning in the fall.
Supreme Court rules in favor of cheerleader suspended over vulgar Snapchat post
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania public school wrongly suspended a cheerleader over a vulgar social media post.
Baltimore County school board OKs heat closure policy
A new policy in Baltimore County requires non-air conditioned public schools to close when the heat index reaches 90 degrees. Media outlets report the Baltimore County Public Schools Board of Education passed the policy Tuesday, which directs the superintendent to close the affected schools if the heat index is forecast to reach 90 degrees by […]
Training, new buildings, testing among top education issues for General Assembly
When the Maryland General Assembly convenes in Annapolis next month, universities and community colleges will support ongoing efforts to develop the economy and make the state more business-friendly – such as by helping expand the workforce through continuing education.
Maryland union assails tax credits to private school donors
The president of a teachers union is urging Maryland lawmakers to reject a tax-credit backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan for businesses that support students who attend private schools.
Hogan to visit Baltimore charter school
Gov. Larry Hogan is visiting a Baltimore charter school with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss his proposed bill that would strengthen Maryland's charter school law.