Nearly four months ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was met with angst and questions from fourth-graders at Gilmor Elementary School on the day of Freddie Gray's funeral.
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 school officials acknowledged -- sort of -- some hiccups opening the first day of school Monday, namely that dozens of teacher vacancies remain and one school had an issue filling seats with students.
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.