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Baltimore schools budget proposal does not include layoffs; adds positions for high-need schools

A year after a massive budget shortfall forced the Baltimore city school district to lay off 115 people — including the first classroom teachers to lose their jobs in a decade — this year’s $1.3 billion proposed budget does not call for layoffs. In fact, the system is creating more than 50 positions,...

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  • Hogan and the Dems are stuck in the polls. Here's what somebody needs to do to break through.

    Hogan and the Dems are stuck in the polls. Here's what somebody needs to do to break through.

    Gov. Larry Hogan just had what was probably his best legislative session, working with Democrats to solve big problems on issues like health care and bolstering his pro-business image with a massive effort to woo Amazon’s second headquarters to the state. His approval rating ticked up eight points...

  • Md.'s psychiatric bed shortage detrimental to patients and community

    Md.'s psychiatric bed shortage detrimental to patients and community

    Without access to treatment, people with a severe psychiatric illness, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, fall prey to their psychosis and may engage in a range of illegal behaviors, from public urination to violent offenses. This leads to people being incarcerated simply because they...

  • Maryland finally recognizes the value of community college

    Maryland finally recognizes the value of community college

    During the final minutes of Maryland’s legislative session, the General Assembly approved House Bill 16, which establishes the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship, a $15 million, need-based financial assistance program for students attending community colleges. While the legislation...

  • Baltimore needs a citywide approach to street design

    Baltimore needs a citywide approach to street design

    Baltimore’s Department of Transportation needs comprehensive policy reform and cultural change. This is the aim of the Complete Streets bill introduced by City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, set to have its first hearing Wednesday. By addressing the design of streets with city-wide policy, Complete Streets...

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  • McCormick Media may look to buy more Tronc shares beyond Ferro's 25% stake

    McCormick Media may look to buy more Tronc shares beyond Ferro's 25% stake

    McCormick Media, an investor group that struck a deal earlier this month to acquire former Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro’s entire stake in the company, may be looking to buy more of the Chicago-based newspaper chain. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, McCormick Media...

  • Southwest Airlines has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    Southwest Airlines has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly could face questions...

  • Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages

    Facebook finally explains why it bans some content, in 27 pages

    Among the most challenging issues for Facebook is its role as the policeman for the free expression of its two billion users. Now the social network is opening up about its decision-making over which posts it decides to take down - and why. On Tuesday the company for the first time published the...

  • Developers of old Hoen Lithograph Building in East Baltimore to break ground Tuesday

    Developers of old Hoen Lithograph Building in East Baltimore to break ground Tuesday

    Developers plan to break ground Tuesday on a significant renovation of the Hoen Lithograph Building to transform the empty warehouse into the Center for Neighborhood Innovation and spark growth in the East Baltimore area. The former printing plant on East Biddle Street will include offices for...

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