Education

Exclusive: Poll Shows a State Divided

Maryland voters have widely divergent opinions on the direction of the jurisdiction where they live – and those opinions are based to a large...

Opinion: The Importance of Summer Meals for Kids

No child should go hungry – ever. But for some kids in Maryland, summer vacation and winter break can be especially difficult. That’s because...

Comptroller Concerned About College Cafeteria ‘Sweeteners’ – In Contracts, That Is

Maryland’s governor and comptroller said Wednesday that they want an explanation from the University System of Maryland about provisions in dining hall contracts that...

Bill Would Provide Protections to Student Loan Borrowers

Wade Davis called Navient’s customer service in March, hoping to adjust the payment plan for his student loan. Davis, 36, a freelance musician seeking...

Experts: Regents Have Work to Do to Restore Public Trust, Reputation

Officials’ early responses to the practice-related death of football player Jordan McNair threaten the University System of Maryland’s reputation for competent leadership and a...

Maryland One of Six States Awarded Grant to Expand School Breakfast

The Maryland State Department of Education received a $50,000 grant to expand access to breakfast at schools in the state.The state’s Office of School...

Legislators With Teaching Backgrounds Bring Big-Picture Thinking to Education Policy

When he was a teacher in West Baltimore, many of state Sen. Bill Ferguson’s students had difficulty coming to school ready to learn –...

In Final Hours, Lawmakers Pass Prescription Drug, UMMS Reform, Clean Energy Bills

In a session marked by ailing leaders and an ambitious agenda propelled by a younger, more progressive class of Democratic lawmakers, the 439th General...

Kirwan Commission Bill on Fast-Track to Passage

A proposal to infuse state school systems with up to $1.1 billion in new funding over the next three years is zooming through the...

Senate Moves Forward on Kirwan Recommendations, Funding

The Maryland Senate moved forward on a scaled-back “Blueprint for Maryland’s Future,” setting in motion increased funding and expanded education programs in the next...