In this March 17, 2021, file photo, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. The U.S. Education Department has announced it will forgive student loans for more than 1,800 borrowers who attended for-profit colleges that made false recruiting claims. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Aug 30, 2021

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.

Aug 27, 2021

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.

The headquarters of Baltimore City Public Schools, where administrators are deciding how to spend a large infusion of federal dollars for COVID-19 relief, is shown Aug. 26, 2021. Education leaders say the money has the potential to transform aspects of public school programming while also providing a rare opportunity to make some long-needed infrastructure upgrades. (AP Photo/David McFadden)
Aug 26, 2021

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.

Aug 19, 2021

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.

Aug 10, 2021

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.

Jul 23, 2021

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.

Jun 28, 2021

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.

Jun 23, 2021

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.

Aug 10, 2016

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 […]

Dec 20, 2015

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.

Apr 8, 2015

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.

Feb 18, 2015

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.

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