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The Baltimore Sun

Erica L. Green

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  • Lawmakers concerned and angry about city schools enrollment woes

    Lawmakers concerned and angry about city schools enrollment woes

    State lawmakers are sharply criticizing Baltimore school leaders and demanding increased oversight following revelations that the district might have inflated student enrollment numbers. The district's budget is being reduced by $30 million next school year, in part because the student population...

  • Baltimore schools lose hundreds of students, millions in funding

    Baltimore schools lose hundreds of students, millions in funding

    After enrollment in Baltimore public schools unexpectedly dropped following years of growth, officials are now bracing for nearly $30 million in funding cuts and investigating whether hundreds of students were mistakenly kept on the rolls. City schools CEO Gregory Thornton said he launched the...

  • State officials pledge improvements in education of juvenile offenders

    State officials pledge improvements in education of juvenile offenders

    State education officials pledged Wednesday to hire new teachers, fill vacancies and make other changes to improve the beleaguered school system that serves Maryland's juvenile offenders. Armed with a $3 million increase in state funding, interim state schools Superintendent Jack Smith told a House...

  • Schools for juveniles to get more resources in Hogan's budget

    Schools for juveniles to get more resources in Hogan's budget

    Maryland's schools for juvenile offenders will get additional funding and staff in Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, a measure that comes after revelations that for years the state education department has failed to properly  educate incarcerated youths. Hogan's proposed $42.3...

  • Four Baltimore City schools close due to lack of heat

    Four Baltimore City schools close due to lack of heat

    Four Baltimore City schools closed Tuesday due to a lack of heat, school officials said. The schools, Calverton Elementary/Middle School, Edgecombe Circle Elementary School, and Armistead Gardens Elementary/Middle will close at noon. The Crossroads School, a charter, will also close, school officials...

  • Loaded handgun found in 5th-grader's backpack at Baltimore school

    Loaded handgun found in 5th-grader's backpack at Baltimore school

    A loaded handgun was found in a fifth-grader's backpack at an East Baltimore elementary school Thursday, officials said. Baltimore City Public Schools Police were called to William Paca Elementary School before the start of the school day, when a school administrator reported finding the gun in...

  • Judge rules against city schools motion to dismiss charter lawsuits

    Judge rules against city schools motion to dismiss charter lawsuits

    Efforts by the Baltimore city school system to dismiss lawsuits filed by more than a dozen charter schools failed Friday after a Baltimore circuit court judge ruled against several measures to settle the cases out of court. The ruling by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Julie Rubin also squelches...

  • UMBC, Northrop Grumman to invest $1.6 million in South Baltimore school

    UMBC, Northrop Grumman to invest $1.6 million in South Baltimore school

    Two of Maryland's leading science and technology institutions are joining forces to invest $1.6 million in manpower and resources to enhance learning at a Southwest Baltimore school. The University of Maryland Baltimore County and Northrop Grumman will build a state-of-the-art center focused on...

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