COVID-19 in Maryland

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...

Hundreds of Thousands More Marylanders Turned to SNAP Benefits to Eat During Pandemic

Maryland residents' enrollment in federal food assistance programs has increased sharply since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, according to a report that Maryland...

Hogan Announces Second $250 Million Business Relief Plan

Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) on Wednesday pulled $250 million from the state’s rainy day fund, intending to keep small businesses open during...

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...

COVID-19 Decreased Air Pollution in the State, Study Shows

By Rachel ClairIn the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, as stay-at-home orders took effect and more commuters worked from home or lost their...

Rep. Trone & Del. Fraser-Hidalgo: Latinx Community Is Being Left Behind

Now that Hispanic Heritage Month has come to a close, it’s important that we reflect on the incredible contributions our Latinx community has made...

Maryland Details COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

As the federal government gears up for a potential COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Maryland has submitted its distribution plan to the U.S. Centers for Disease...

Alanah Davis: Bobbing for a Grapple on Modern Politics, Are We Bad Apples If...

Is Halloween as pagan as we behave all year-round as humans?There are factions of society dead set against celebrating this eerie and sinister holiday,...

Taking the Gospel of COVID-19 Safety to the Streets of Baltimore

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, Bishop Bruce Lewandowski has seen 36 members of his Baltimore congregation die and countless others...
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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...