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Maryland school board would streamline waivers from Labor Day order

The state school board signaled Tuesday that it will streamline decisions on granting waivers to local boards of education that don't want to go along with Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order pushing the start of school until after Labor Day next year. After a spirited discussion at its regular...

  • Baltimore County schools work to clarify changes in homework, grading policies

    Baltimore County schools work to clarify changes in homework, grading policies

    At the beginning of the school year, some Baltimore County students came home convinced that homework no longer meant anything, as the public school system introduced changes to grading policy on a trial basis. But school system officials are stressing homework still matters, even if it's not part...

  • UMBC inks deal with Tel Aviv University

    UMBC inks deal with Tel Aviv University

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will develop research and exchange faculty and students with Tel Aviv University in Israel under a new pact announced Wednesday. The memorandum of understanding will be in place for five years with the potential to be extended, according to state officials....

  • Hundreds attend vigil for Morgan State student killed in off-campus stabbing

    Hundreds attend vigil for Morgan State student killed in off-campus stabbing

    Several hundred students, teachers, friends and family of slain Morgan State University sophomore Marcus Edwards gathered on the Northeast Baltimore campus Wednesday night for a candlelight vigil. They recalled Edwards, 21, as an upbeat scholar robbed of a promising future. Fellow members of the...

  • 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...

  • Parents launch effort to get new Towson High School built

    Parents launch effort to get new Towson High School built

    Next year, Steve Prumo's daughter, Rosa, 13, will enter her freshman year at Towson High School; three years later his daughter, Sofia, 10, will follow, then Rafael, 7, and finally, Olivia, 4. Prumo said that's why he's a member of the steering committee for a new Towson High School, which is asking...

  • New Towson University president eyes brand makeover

    New Towson University president eyes brand makeover

    As a university professor, Kim Schatzel studied and taught marketing strategy. Now, as president of Towson University, she's taking on her greatest marketing project: rebranding Maryland's second-largest institution of higher education. "The reality of Towson outstrips its reputation," said Schatzel....

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