Education

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UPDATED Roundup: Bill Targeting Franchot Moves Forward, House Eyes Statute on Child Sex Crimes

The Senate moved forward Friday on House Bill 1052, which would remove regulatory powers over alcohol and tobacco from the comptroller’s office.Widely viewed as political...

Senate Committee Cuts Funding for Kirwan Recommendations, Chancellor’s Office

Some Maryland senators want to force a conversation about an ambitious decade-long education funding effort.The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee voted unanimously Thursday afternoon...

One-Stop Shopping: A Roundup of Wednesday’s Major Developments

The Fight for Fifteen is likely headed to a conference committee.The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday evening to Senate Bill 280, its version of a...

Emotions Still Raw Over Hopkins Police Bill

Even as legislation allowing Johns Hopkins University to establish a private police force marches slowly toward what feels like inevitable passage, it remains an...

Lawmakers Promise Funding – Now and in the Future – At ‘March for Our...

The sea of red shirts stretched down the boulevard leading to Maryland’s State House, eventually packed in to stretch from the corner of the...

Teachers, Students Rallying Cry: ‘Fund Our Schools’

Teachers and students who attended Monday night’s March For Our Schools rally near the State House sketched a portrait of crowded classrooms, aging buildings...

Senate Panel Fumes About Board of Regents But OK’s Hogan’s Nominees

The direction of the University System of Maryland leadership continues to be a topic of great debate in the General Assembly.On Monday evening, senators...
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House Committee’s Proposed Budget Funds Kirwan, Reduces Private School Scholarships

It wasn’t the easy budgeting year that lawmakers thought they might have early in the legislative session, but House appropriators approved a $46 billion...

Elevated Lead Levels at Thousands of Schools Prompts Bill to Change Standard

Children go to school to learn – not to face brain-harming levels of lead exposure.State lawmakers are working this year to expand upon legislation...

Opinion: Addressing Racial Harm in a Systemic Way in Our Maryland

Shamefully, racism by another public official in the DMV just reared its ugly head -- this time in our Maryland.  It’s going to take deep listening and...