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Baltimore schools get $106 million contract OK, and a grilling

The Board of Public Works approved $106.6 million worth of contracts Wednesday under a $1 billion plan to rebuild or replace aging Baltimore schools — but not before grilling system officials about their management of state money. The five contracts comprise the second round of work authorized by...

  • Testing questions left to local school boards

    Testing questions left to local school boards

    The push for less testing in Maryland public schools is going local. Parents and teachers who want children to spend more time on lessons and less on taking tests will have to make their case to their local school boards, a state commission on testing says. The commission, assigned by the General...

  • U. of C. Booth dean leaving to become Johns Hopkins provost

    U. of C. Booth dean leaving to become Johns Hopkins provost

    The dean of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is leaving to become the next provost of Johns Hopkins University, effective Sept. 1. Sunil Kumar will be the 15th provost of Johns Hopkins and the first Asian appointed to the position, the Baltimore university said. "While I am saddened...

  • McDaniel reading clinic fosters education, enjoyment for young students

    McDaniel reading clinic fosters education, enjoyment for young students

    Rooms were decorated with maps and flags, Olympic rings hanging. No, the Olympics didn't come early this year to Carroll County. It was the final week of the McDaniel College Reading Clinic, themed this year after the summer event set to start in August. The classes were held at Robert Moton Elementary...

  • Family grieving son's loss hit with large tax bill

    Family grieving son's loss hit with large tax bill

    Andrew Wall was just months out of college and working on a farm in Hawaii when he collapsed. It was the first sign of the brain tumor that would claim his life days after his 23rd birthday. The rugby-playing English major from Annapolis left behind a shocked and grieving family. Understandably,...

  • Fifteen of 53 Harford public schools will have new principals for 2016-17

    Fifteen of 53 Harford public schools will have new principals for 2016-17

    Fifteen of the 53 schools in the Harford County public school system will have new principals for the 2016-2017 school year, as the system recently underwent its annual shuffle of principals and assistant principals resulting from promotions and also to fill vacancies caused by retirements and...

Korbelak re-elected as school board president
  • Thousands of Maryland high school seniors must do remedial work to prepare them for college

    Thousands of Maryland high school seniors must do remedial work to prepare them for college

    Thousands of high school seniors across Maryland will be required this fall to do remedial work in math and English — even if they've passed those classes their entire student career — because they are not considered ready for college. Suburban school systems in the Baltimore region project that...

  • Baltimore students headed for cultural experience in Cuba

    Baltimore students headed for cultural experience in Cuba

    One student is looking forward to rapping in a Cuban freestyle, and another mostly wants to observe Cuban life. But 17-year-old Dom Carter can't wait to go swimming there. He thinks it will be "amazing to be able to swim in water that I can see through." Dom, a rising senior at Baltimore's Frederick...

  • Former high school dropouts get diplomas and second chances as adults

    Former high school dropouts get diplomas and second chances as adults

    Pamela Robinson finally got closure. After decades of setting aside her own ambitions to support those of her children, the 62-year-old fulfilled a longtime aspiration when she received her high school diploma last week. The lifelong Baltimore resident shed more than 40 years of regret over not...

  • Johns Hopkins University president's term extended until 2024

    Johns Hopkins University president's term extended until 2024

    The Johns Hopkins University's governing board has extended president Ronald J. Daniels' term through 2024, the college announced Thursday. Daniels, 56, who became president of the institution in March 2009, also had his tenure extended an additional five years in 2014. Jeffrey H. Aronson, chair...

  • Student rapper to teachers: I am not stupid

    Student rapper to teachers: I am not stupid

    Marquis Perry had a 1.1 GPA at Franklin High School and felt his teachers didn't understand his gifts. "I felt growing up that my teachers were looking at me as an average student. And I hated it," Perry, 17, said. "I was a loner in class because I wasn’t gettin' it." Outside of class the Reisterstown...

  • Feud between Hogan, school construction chief continues

    Feud between Hogan, school construction chief continues

    Gov. Larry Hogan extended his feud with the departing head of Maryland's public school construction program, refusing to act Wednesday on the agency's recommendations while blocking the longtime official from addressing the Board of Public Works. Joined by Comptroller Peter Franchot, Hogan expressed...

  • Frostburg State University gets accreditation warning

    Frostburg State University gets accreditation warning

    Frostburg State University has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy if it does not improve how it assesses learning and use those results to improve its curriculum. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges in Maryland, said it placed the Western...

  • City schools building plan causes upset in Northwest Baltimore

    City schools building plan causes upset in Northwest Baltimore

    With classes now over, Baltimore's $1 billion plan to renovate and rebuild schools is entering its most active phase yet. More than 3,400 students will be affected as 14 schools either close, move or merge in ways that will change classrooms and neighborhoods throughout the city. But as officials...

  • Montgomery County gets more for each poor child than Baltimore

    Montgomery County gets more for each poor child than Baltimore

    The Baltimore school system serves children who come from neighborhoods with some of the state's highest concentrations of poverty, so logic might dictate that it would get more federal funding for each child from a low-income home in the city. But it doesn't. That distinction goes to Montgomery...

  • State audit targets lack of background checks in child care facilities

    State audit targets lack of background checks in child care facilities

    The Maryland State Department of Education failed to ensure that employees of child care facilities had undergone background checks required by state law, a legislative audit has found. The department, which licenses and inspects 9,800 child care facilities serving more than 200,000 children statewide,...

  • Howard to expand inclusion program to all schools

    Howard to expand inclusion program to all schools

    Months after a video of a Mount Hebron High School senior making racist comments about African Americans led to student walkouts and demonstrations, county schools will expand a program aimed at creating more inclusive and equitable learning environments. The program, "Student Voice for Inclusion...

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