Bard High School Early College will open in Baltimore on Monday, offering students a first-of-its-kind opportunity: to graduate from a city high school with a free two-year degree.
Baltimore city students headed back to school Monday, many of them welcomed back by city officials visiting various schools throughout the morning.
An exhausted Morgen Piper used to roll past her workout studio just down the street from Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School at the end of the day, thinking "I just can't do it."
Baltimore school officials are seeking to relax hiring rules to make applicants with nonviolent misdemeanor convictions — such as drug possession and burglary — eligible for jobs renovating school buildings.
All Baltimore city schools are poised to open with a leader this year, but there are 90 teaching vacancies that remain.
With Maryland poised to welcome a record number of students as the new school year begins, many districts will be educating more minorities than they have in decades — if not ever.
When Baltimore schools reopen Aug. 31, school police officers will patrol as they did at the end of last school year — from posts in the community, rather than inside school buildings, where they are not allowed to carry guns.
Baltimore city schools CEO Gregory Thornton recently sent a letter to educators and staff to inform them of a somber reality they will face when they head back to school this year: There are some -- too many -- students who won't be returning with them.