Education

Nominees to Education Reform Oversight Panel Named

A nominating committee announced nine nominees to an accountability board tasked with ensuring the success of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reforms on...
School Systems

Following AC Meltdown in Baltimore, Hogan Orders School-by-School Audit

For two days, frustrated parents in Baltimore have been forced to retrieve their children from school on short notice due to back-to-back early dismissals....

Prince George’s Teachers Union Starts School Year With New President

The Prince George’s County Educators’ Association (PGCEA) is starting the new school year with a new union president, Donna Christy.Christy, the union’s former treasurer,...

Experts Support Mask Mandates for Students but Say Vaccine Mandates Will Be More Difficult

As many students across Maryland return to school this week while the delta variant continues to drive the state’s COVID-19 case rates higher, requiring...

Kalman Hettleman: The Existential Threat to Public Education. Can Maryland Come to the Rescue?

By Kalman R. HettlemanThe writer is a member of the Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education – the Kirwan Commission, a former...

Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Waive Waiting Period to Vote on Masking in Schools

The chairs of the joint legislative committee charged with approving a universal masking mandate in schools called on Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr (R)...
Education

State Board of Education Approves Universal Masking in Schools

With overwhelming support from members of the Maryland State Board of Education, students and staffers will be subject to a universal masking mandate for...

Opinion: Hogan Refuses to Lead on Indoor Masking Requirement

By John B. King Jr.The writer is former U.S. secretary of Education under President Obama, a Montgomery County public school parent and Democratic candidate...
Indoor Masking

Senators Call on State Board of Ed to Issue Universal Masking Mandate in Schools

State senators sent a letter to the Maryland State Board of Education Wednesday ahead of its hastily-scheduled meeting Thursday, imploring board members to issue...

Freeman Hrabowski, Educator Who Built UMBC Into a Powerhouse, Announces Retirement

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the charismatic educator whose transformational leadership dramatically boosted Black achievement in science and engineering, announced on Wednesday that he will...