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UM expands ties to Jerusalem university

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, during a weeklong trade mission to Israel, said the University of Maryland, Baltimore is expanding ties with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hogan said the "agreement will further strengthen the successful partnership between these world-class universities and help...

  • Attorney general questions Hogan's authority on Labor Day schools order

    Attorney general questions Hogan's authority on Labor Day schools order

    Maryland's attorney general believes Gov. Larry Hogan may have exceeded his authority when he issued an executive order this month requiring all public schools to start after Labor Day and finish by June 15. Several lawmakers had asked the attorney general's office for a ruling after Hogan made...

  • Baltimore County offers reading workshops for parents

    Baltimore County offers reading workshops for parents

    The Baltimore County public school system is offering parents of pre-kindergarten children free, 90-minute workshops designed to help them teach their children to read and write. The Parent University workshops will be held on Sept. 21 at the Woodlawn branch of the Baltimore County Public Library...

  • Federal officials celebrate $2.3 million grant for West Baltimore schools

    Federal officials celebrate $2.3 million grant for West Baltimore schools

    Federal leaders gathered Friday at the elementary school once attended by Freddie Gray to celebrate a $2.3 million federal grant aimed at helping students recover from the aftermath of the traumatic events. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Rep Elijah Cummings were among visitors to Matthew A. Henson...

Heat-related schools closures continue in city and county

Heat-related schools closures continue in city and county

As schools in Baltimore City and County close for a second day in a row because of hot weather, concerns that students are missing important class time and athletic and after-school events are growing. But school systems are not changing their policies for closing schools during times of intense...

  • Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore Catholic schools

    Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore Catholic schools

    The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer 100 more scholarships for city students to attend its schools, thanks to a $1 million donation from Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. Plank’s charitable organization, the Cupid Foundation, presented the gift at the archdiocese’s annual back-to-school...

  • School districts in central Maryland had slightly higher than average rates of absenteeism

    School districts in central Maryland had slightly higher than average rates of absenteeism

    Nearly all the counties in central Maryland had slightly higher than average percentages of students who were chronically absent from school in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report. And in Baltimore more than a third of students missed enough days to endanger their long-term academic...

  • U.S. Department of Education awards grant to Renaissance Academy

    U.S. Department of Education awards grant to Renaissance Academy

    Federal education officials will send more than $350,000 to Baltimore's Renaissance Academy High School to help students and staff recover from the stabbing death of a student in a classroom last year. The U.S. Department of Education said the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant...

  • ITT Tech shuts down campuses, including two in Maryland

    ITT Tech shuts down campuses, including two in Maryland

    Two ITT Technical Institute campuses in Maryland are among more than 130 that were shut down nationwide by ITT Educational Services on Tuesday after the U.S. Department of Education prohibited it last month from enrolling new students who use federal financial aid. The decision ended the fall quarter...

  • Power outage closes Prospect Mill Elementary in Bel Air Tuesday

    Power outage closes Prospect Mill Elementary in Bel Air Tuesday

    A power outage caused by a severed line supplying the building closed Prospect Mill Elementary School near Bel Air Tuesday morning, according to Harford County Public Schools. The outage was reported at approximately 7 a.m., at which time the HCPS Facilities Department personnel and BGE were notified,...

  • Security guard critically injured in shooting near College Park

    Security guard critically injured in shooting near College Park

    A security guard was critically injured in a shooting overnight at a conference center near the University of Maryland, College Park during an apparent armed robbery, university police said Tuesday. The male guard was shot by two men with handguns at the University of Maryland, University College's...

  • Baltimore County won't give grades for homework

    Baltimore County won't give grades for homework

    Linda Hurka, a mother of five, always has taken an interest in her children's school work, but she was never one of those mothers that had time to lead the PTA or advocate for an educational cause. Baltimore County's new grading policy changed everything. Furious that homework, effort, attendance...

  • Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years

    Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years

    Many of Maryland's smallest colleges and universities have seen steadily declining enrollment over the past five years, in some cases by double-digit percentages, straining budgets and prompting layoffs. The declines occurred even as overall enrollment in four-year institutions in the state swelled,...

  • Georgetown University to give admissions preference to descendants of slaves sold by the college

    Georgetown University to give admissions preference to descendants of slaves sold by the college

    Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday. University President...

  • Water main break closes Chesapeake High School

    Water main break closes Chesapeake High School

    A water main break in the area of Chesapeake High School in Baltimore County has closed the building for the day. Baltimore County Schools alerted the closing around 7 a.m. Chesapeake High students returning from the Labor Day holiday will not have classes Tuesday. This story will be updated.

  • Maryland schools could trim spring break to meet Hogan executive order

    Maryland schools could trim spring break to meet Hogan executive order

    School administrators across the state say they will consider shortening spring break to meet the requirements of Gov. Larry Hogan's new executive order to start the school year after Labor Day beginning next year. From Allegany County to the Eastern Shore, Maryland school systems will be ripping...

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