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Federation of labor unions opposes Senate Bill 794 which would remove MSDE employee protections. The bill undoes previous work to professionalize the department, its president writes.

In December, the state board approved an emergency regulation creating “off-ramps” to the mask mandate that has been in place since the beginning of the school year.

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Grassroots group of parents, students and teachers say there is plenty of room for improvement on Kirwan recommendations.

Maryland child care advocates told the comptroller’s workgroup examining pandemic stimulus spending that although the additional money has been critical in stabilizing their industry,…

Indoor Masking

The Maryland State Board of Education voted on Wednesday to direct the State Department of Education to draft a new emergency regulation that would…

Senators grilled Maryland Department of Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader on Monday about the state’s plans for equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine among…

With 751 fewer child care providers in Maryland 18 months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced many to close or scale back, providers say they…

Faced with a nationwide shortage of school bus drivers, some Maryland county executives and school district leaders are pumping more money to increase drivers’…

Open Government

This writer says his recent experience with the public school system illustrates how Maryland’s Public Information Act is “broken and cannot be fixed.”

Pediatrician

In the last month, 6,500 more Maryland public school students tested positive for COVID-19 and 31,800 more students have been quarantined due to close…