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Committee Declines to Reopen Applications for Education Reform Oversight Panel

The committee charged with selecting nominees to oversee the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reform plan has declined to send a new slate of...

Prince George’s Leaders Seek End to School Board Acrimony Fueled by Disputed Ethics Reports

Three weeks ago, several members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education met online in an effort to resolve a stalemate over the...
Police

Opinion: Get Police Out of Maryland Schools

Maryland law requires that schools keep police on campus. But law enforcement officers don’t make schools safer.

Md. Schools Can Require Proof of COVID Vaccination From Students

Maryland schools can ask for the COVID-19 vaccination status of students and require proof of vaccination, even if the schools themselves are not mandating...
Indoor Masking

Lawmakers Approve Universal Mask Mandate in Public Schools

State lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to an emergency regulation passed by the State Board of Education that now requires universal masking in all...
Education

Legislative Panel To Vote on a Universal Mask Mandate in Public Schools

A legislative committee is slated to hold a public hearing Tuesday morning before voting to approve or disapprove the Maryland State Board of Education’s...

Universal Pre-K, Free Community College Included in Sweeping Reconciliation Bill

The U.S. House Education & Labor Committee on Friday finished a marathon markup of legislation that would provide universal pre-K education, expand federal Pell...

Citing Diversity Concerns, Hogan Asks Nominating Committee For Education Oversight Board to Reopen Applications

Citing concerns about a lack of diversity in the slate of nominees selected for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future’s accountability board, Gov. Lawrence J....

USM Students are Largely Following Vaccine Mandates, But Some Question Lack of System-Wide Policies

More than 90% of students, faculty and staff at most of Maryland’s colleges have complied with COVID-19 vaccine mandates this fall semester, but the...

Opinion: Education Reform Can’t Wait

When the legislature overrode the veto of the education reforms, they bolstered Maryland’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.