Education

Alsobrooks Joins Chorus Calling for School Chief’s Head

  Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) faced new pressure to jettison his handpicked education chief on Thursday, when a top ally...

School Construction Fracas Spills Over Into Baltimore County Executive Race

One Republican member of the General Assembly is ready to kiss the “beg-a-thon” goodbye.Del. Patrick L. McDonough (R-Baltimore, Harford) was the only GOP lawmaker...

Legislature Overrides Hogan Veto on School Construction Funding Bill

Maryland lawmakers shrugged off dire warnings from Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan on Thursday, voting to override the Republican executive’s veto of a controversial school...

Parents Take Dim View of Ubiquitous School Computers, Seek State Regs

Anna, a fifth-grader at Emmorton Elementary School in Bel Air, starts each school day the same way. She designates whether she is a lunch-packer...

Parents Take Dim View of Ubiquitous School Computers, Seek State Regs

Anna, a fifth-grader at Emmorton Elementary School in Bel Air, starts each school day the same way. She designates whether she is a lunch-packer...

After Florida Massacre, New Urgency on Gun Access, School Safety in Md.

State leaders in Maryland signaled on Wednesday that they understand the strong sense of fear many students and parents have regarding school security, and that they...

Kirwan Commission Won’t Release Final Report on Education Until After Elections

A state commission has released preliminary recommendations on how to improve education in Maryland but won’t issue its final report — or its price...

Bill Would Make Community College Tuition-Free for Most Students

A proposal to make community college tuition-free was hailed by educators as a potential game-changer for students from low- and middle-income families.“This can be...

Dems: Md. Needs Casino Revenue ‘Lockbox’ to Boost School Funding

A proposal unveiled by General Assembly Democrats would give Maryland voters the opportunity to guarantee that state proceeds from casino gambling benefit public education.“Everywhere we...

Kirwan Tells Lawmakers Md. Is Complacent About Education System

The chairman of the commission studying Maryland’s education policy and funding formulas told legislative fiscal committees Tuesday that despite being ranked among the best...