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Education

Eight Baltimore city schools receive clothes washers and dryers

Eight Baltimore city schools are receiving washers and dryers under a partnership aimed at improving attendance. Whirlpool partnered with the Family League of Baltimore to launch a laundry program in select community schools, a specialized group of 56 city schools throughout the city that partner...

  • Hogan critic elected vice president of state school board

    Hogan critic elected vice president of state school board

    Chester Finn, an education policy analyst who has been highly critical of Gov. Larry Hogan, was elected vice-president of the Maryland State Board of Education Monday. Finn, former president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative education policy think tank, is replacing James Gates,...

  • 6 elementary schools named Maryland blue ribbon schools

    6 elementary schools named Maryland blue ribbon schools

    Six elementary schools were named Maryland blue ribbon schools, a designation given only to those highest performing schools or those that have made significant improvement. Shipley's Choice Elementary in Anne Arundel County and Manor Woods Elementary Schools in Howard County were two of the schools...

  • 'Baltimore Stories' event aims to discuss race, narratives effect

    'Baltimore Stories' event aims to discuss race, narratives effect

    One photograph shows a National Guardsman in fatigues outside Harborplace. Another captures a large crowd gathered outside Penn Station. A third shows young boys riding bicycles past marchers carrying signs that read "Justice 4 Freddie Carlos Gray." The more than 12,000 images — some taken by seasoned...

Former Goucher College professor held in Kigali prison awaiting trial

Former Goucher College professor held in Kigali prison awaiting trial

A linguist who taught French at Goucher College remains detained on charges of genocide at Kigali Central Prison in his native Rwanda, a spokesman for Rwandan prosecutors said. Rwandan authorities had previously provided few details about the status of Leopold Munyakazi, who was deported from the...

  • Perry Hall High School closed Wednesday

    Perry Hall High School closed Wednesday

    Students and teachers at Perry Hall High School get an early start on the Thanksgiving break after a water main break overnight. Baltimore County Public Schools said early Wednesday that a water main break will force the school to close Wednesday. Baltimore County schools, as well as those throughout...

  • Superintendent Dallas Dance's retweet controversy draws attention at school board meeting

    Superintendent Dallas Dance's retweet controversy draws attention at school board meeting

    Some parents and students fought back against criticism of Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance at the school board meeting Tuesday night, saying that he was right to show concern for students who might be fearful the day after the election. Dance came under criticism for a retweet...

  • Sylvan Learning expands to Vietnam

    Sylvan Learning expands to Vietnam

    Sylvan Learning has signed an agreement with a Vietnamese investment group to expand its programming to English-language schools there. Through the partnership, Sylvan's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs will be offered at the 31 schools managed by Vietnam Investments Group....

  • Ethics probe finds Dallas Dance violation on pay disclosure

    Ethics probe finds Dallas Dance violation on pay disclosure

    Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance has agreed to report the pay he receives as an adjunct professor after an ethics panel found he had violated financial disclosure rules. William Groth, a former school system employee who sought to have Dance investigated over a variety of allegations,...

  • Student from Maryland chosen as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

    Student from Maryland chosen as Rhodes Scholar for 2017

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars to pursue two or three years of post-graduate study at Oxford University. Aryn Frazier from Laurel, Maryland is a senior at the University of Virginia, where she is double-majoring in African-American and African...

  • MICA fiber professor Piper Shepard wins $50,000 U.S. Artists award

    MICA fiber professor Piper Shepard wins $50,000 U.S. Artists award

    Piper Shepard doesn’t know who nominated her to receive $50,000. But when the list of 2016 United States Artists winners came out last week, the Maryland Institute College of Art professor's name was on it, alongside big names like Miranda July and Shirin Neshat. "I was extremely surprised,” said...

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