Scholars: China gov’t gets foothold on U.S. campuses
China's authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by funding dozens of institutes that project a rose-tinted view of the Asian nation that compromises the academic integrity of U.S. universities, a congressional hearing was told Thursday.
Former city schools present rehab opportunities
Where neighborhoods see the closing of private and public schools in Baltimore communities as a tragedy, some developers see opportunities.
For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule
For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.
William T. Wood: Need to see new UMUC
This is a pivotal moment for University of Maryland University College — an opportunity for this historically innovative institution to once again step forward and lead in a time of uncertainty and change.
Prince George’s County schools name interim CFO
Prince George's County schools have named a former deputy superintendent in Howard County to be interim chief financial officer for the school system.
Baltimore County school system awarded DOJ grant to conduct safety study
The Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice announced on Wednesday it has awarded the Baltimore County Public Schools and its research partner, the University of Maryland, Baltimore, nearly $2 million to study school safety by focusing on students with emotional and behavioral health issues. NIJ made 15 awards nationally. The grant of $1,965,158 will […]
Prince George’s County schools CFO resigns
The chief financial officer for Prince George's County public schools has resigned after the Maryland Insurance Administration found he committed insurance fraud.
Charles County considers higher GPA for sports
(AP) School officials in Charles County will be voting on whether to raise the minimum grade point average for students who want to participate in scholastic sports. Television station WJLA reported the county’s Board of Education will vote Tuesday on a proposal that would raise the minimum GPA for athletes from 2.0 to 2.25. The […]
All school meals free in Somerset County
The Somerset County Public Schools has become the first public school system in Maryland to implement the Community Eligibility Provision district-wide, meaning all students in the system can get free school breakfast and lunch this academic year. Under the Hunger-Free Schools program by Maryland Hunger Solutions — a Baltimore nonprofit that works with the state […]
Parents reminded of school immunizations
Public health officials are reminding parents to make sure their children have the required immunizations before school starts.
Md. school district to monitor social media
A western Maryland school district says it will monitor social media for words such as "kill" and "bomb" in messages sent from middle- and high-school campuses this school year.
2 business leaders named to Catholic schools posts
Archbishop William E. Lori announced that James B. Sellinger, a former IBM vice president who led the company’s operations in Baltimore for 20 years, has agreed to serve as chancellor of education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s school system. The chancellor of education is a newly created position responsible for promoting the enrollment and fiscal […]