Education

Opinion: Kirwan Can Change City, State Education Trajectory

I have worked in the education and nonprofit space in Baltimore for the past decade, and never have I been more excited and hopeful...

Senate Moves Revenue Bills to Cover Education Reform Costs

Senate budget crunchers moved forward Tuesday afternoon on a revenue package that would expand Maryland’s sales tax to online streaming services, increase the tax...

New State Board of Ed Nominees Clear Senate Panel

The first teacher and parent members of Maryland’s State Board of Education received approval from the Senate Executive Nominations Committee on Monday night, following...

Opinion: Kirwan Blueprint Funding Reform Needed

The Kirwan Blueprint bill moved way too fast through the House last week and passed late Friday night. Now it crosses over to the...

House Passes Education Reform Bill Three Years in the Making

The House of Delegates erupted in cheers late Friday as a Democratic majority passed a sweeping education reform bill meant to overhaul Maryland’s public...

$2.9 Billion Sales Tax Expansion Killed As House Revenue Package Moves Forward

A bill that would have dramatically expanded Maryland’s sales tax to raise more than $2.9 billion for education reform efforts has been voted down...

Del. Lesley Lopez: Crack Down on Predatory Lenders

Serving as a state delegate in the Maryland General Assembly is one of three jobs that I currently have. It’s actually the 26th job...

With Funding Amendments, Education Reform On Fast Track In House

An education reform bill is on a fast-track to passage in the House of Delegates after key subcommittees voted Tuesday in favor of an...

As Businesses Oppose Tax Bill, Sponsor Willing to Deal

A multi-billion-dollar expansion of Maryland’s sales tax to most services drew hours of impassioned opposition during a Monday afternoon hearing before a House committee...

Business Groups Deliver Primal Scream Against Dems’ Sales Tax Proposal

Business groups had their day in the sun ― literally and figuratively ― in Annapolis on Monday, as House lawmakers began considering a measure...