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Erica L. Green

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  • Maryland's second-highest court orders juveniles unshackled in court

    Maryland's second-highest court orders juveniles unshackled in court

    Maryland's second-highest court has ruled that youths should not appear shackled in juvenile courtrooms, a decision that cements long-standing efforts to curb the controversial practice. In a unanimous decision this week, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals issued the first order requiring judges...

  • State ruling costs Baltimore school budget $2.8 million

    State ruling costs Baltimore school budget $2.8 million

    Just two days shy of a new fiscal year, Baltimore city school officials are grappling with $2.8 million budget gap after the state education department ruled the city government didn't owe the district more money. Interim State Superintendent Karen Salmon wrote in a letter to city and district...

  • Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson to join new city schools cabinet

    Civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson to join new city schools cabinet

    Civil rights activist and former Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson will return to his old stamping grounds at city school headquarters to lead the district's office of human capital. Mckesson was named interim chief human capital officer on Tuesday by incoming schools CEO Sonja Santelises....

  • In state's struggle to educate juveniles, a silver lining

    In state's struggle to educate juveniles, a silver lining

    Tucked atop a mountain near Taneytown lies a sprawling campus that has achieved what eludes most high schools in America: small class sizes, a full staff of highly qualified teachers, strong ties to the community, and students who don't want to leave. But to get there, you have to commit a crime....

  • Chief of Baltimore school police resigns

    Chief of Baltimore school police resigns

    Baltimore School Police Chief Marshall "Toby" Goodwin resigned as head of the department he led for nine years, city school officials announced Wednesday. In a joint statement issued with Goodwin, school officials said they accepted his resignation, which comes more than three months after he was...

  • Mantra for graduates of troubled Baltimore high school: 'You can make it'

    Mantra for graduates of troubled Baltimore high school: 'You can make it'

    Corey Witherspoon cradled a senior who had just been stabbed in the heart at Renaissance Academy High School. The boy's mentor tried to stop the bleeding with his hands. He screamed: "Fight! You can make it! You'd better keep breathing!" Those words in the hallway may have been among the last that...

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