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Maryland Educators Call For Safety Measures Before School Buildings Reopen

More than three-quarters of Maryland educators do not think that schools will be able to reopen safely for full in-person learning for the next...
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How Are Maryland Schools Reopening? We’ve Got A Quick Guide

All Maryland public schools began the academic year virtually, and many have started to transition some students back into school buildings for in-person learning.But...
School Systems

Education Dept. Responds to Senator: State Is Working ‘Closely and Collaboratively’ With Local Schools

Maryland Sen. Katie Fry Hester received this response to her letter, “MSDE, Do More to Support Local School Districts During Pandemic,” .Dear Senator Hester:Thank...

Prince George’s Co. School Board OK’s Public-Private Partnership to Build Schools

The school board in Prince George’s County approved alternative financing to build six schools.The board voted Wednesday night, 11-1 with one abstention, to approve...

Local Superintendents and Lawmakers Still Seeking Statewide Protocols for Reopening Schools

Local school leaders and health officials told state lawmakers Wednesday that they want more statewide coordination and guidance with the state superintendent  and governor...

Lawlah: P3 School Construction Plan, a New Approach Prince George’s Must Try

When it comes to building new schools, there’s a lot we know and a lot we don’t.We know, for instance, that they take time...

Parker & Elliott: Alternative Construction Plan for Prince George’s Schools Is ‘Risky and Expensive’

Everyone in Prince George's County wants the same thing — more high-quality schools built in a quick and efficient manner for our students.Right now,...

Md. Student Chosen for National Board of Gun Violence Prevention Organization

A Maryland high school student whose family moved to Bethesda after a mass shooting at her father’s former workplace will serve on the national...
Hester

Sen. Hester: MSDE, Do More to Support Local School Districts During Pandemic

The following is an open letter to the Maryland State Board of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, President Clarence C. Crawford and Vice President...

Prince George’s School Construction P3 Plan Draws Backlash Before Board Vote

Some Prince George’s County residents are pushing back on the construction of six schools through a $1 billion-plus public-private partnership. If approved, Prince George’s...