Education

Business, Civic Leaders Write to Legislative Leaders Urging Override of Education Reform Veto

A group of business and civic leaders are encouraging the General Assembly to override the veto of a decade-long education reform bill, citing the...

MEDCO Executive Director to Retire; Loose Ends Remain in COVID-Related Student Housing Disputes

Robert Brennan, the executive director of Maryland Economic Development Corporation, a quasi-governmental economic development agency, will retire this summer.In an interview, Brennan said he...

Student Perspectives: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of ‘Covid-ified High School’

For 10 months since Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) initially closed public schools as the COVID-19 virus began spreading in Maryland, students in...

Two State Lawmakers Seek to Revamp Prince George’s Schools’ Management Structure

Two freshmen lawmakers from Prince George's County want to reverse the core of a 2013 law that fundamentally changed the structure of the county...
Veto

Opinion: Override Hogan’s Veto on Blueprint. Make Educating Future Generations a Priority

As the coronavirus pandemic rages and exacerbates major racial inequities in Maryland education, the current state legislative session is proving to be more pivotal...

Republican Delegates Offer Bills Pushing In-Person Learning

Responding to parents frustrated by virtual learning, three Republican delegates said they are proposing legislation to offset some costs that Maryland families incur because...

Bill Seeks to Teach Black History Differently in Md. Schools

Although Finley Slenker, a student in Annapolis Middle School, learned in the classroom how Harriet Tubman helped slaves escape to safe houses through the...

State Teachers’ Union Responds to Hogan’s Pressure on Schools to Reopen

The state teachers' union responded Tuesday to a letter from Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon’s...

State Officials Explore Ways to Remedy Learning Loss as Public School Enrollment Declines

Maryland’s public schools saw a 3% decline in enrollment during the first quarter this year, as exposure to the coronavirus continues to keep most...
Hettleman Crawford response

State Ed. Board Chair: Writer’s Accusations Offensive to Department Staff

We have a requirement to re-imagine education post-COVID. Fortunately, the Maryland Department of Education in collaboration with local school systems has advanced enabling foundational...