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  • Maryland lawmakers OK bills to change Baltimore school board, give free rides to students

    Maryland lawmakers OK bills to change Baltimore school board, give free rides to students

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh would have more authority over picking city school board members under legislation passed Saturday by the Maryland General Assembly. Pugh made seeking that authority a top priority this year, saying it would help her more quickly make necessary changes to the city...

  • Bill curbing suspensions of young Maryland students on verge of passage

    Bill curbing suspensions of young Maryland students on verge of passage

    Legislation that would severely curb the practice of suspending or expelling the youngest public school students is on the brink of passage after both the state Senate and House of Delegates gave it preliminary approval Thursday. The measure is expected to receive final approval as early as Friday....

  • Hogan vetoes bill limiting Maryland school reforms

    Hogan vetoes bill limiting Maryland school reforms

    Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would set standards for identifying low-performing schools and limit the state's options for reforming them. Democratic lawmakers plan to override the veto in the coming days. Hogan announced his veto at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys. Children...

  • Living Classrooms launches 89-year-old vessel after reconstruction

    Living Classrooms launches 89-year-old vessel after reconstruction

    Living Classrooms is celebrating its 32nd season of offering STEM education opportunities from the water, which launched Wednesday when an historic vessel splashed down after months of reconstruction. The 89-year-old Half Shell — which offers educational trips on the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers...

  • Baltimore school system braces for layoffs despite new aid

    Baltimore school system braces for layoffs despite new aid

    Baltimore City schools chief Sonja Santelises said Tuesday she will have to lay off employees despite commitments by state and city leaders to help fill a budget gap for the next school year. Teachers and other staff throughout the school system received written notices Tuesday telling them to...

  • Teen charged after sharing sex video with wider Baltimore school body

    Teen charged after sharing sex video with wider Baltimore school body

    A 16-year-old boy at an East Baltimore high school was charged Tuesday with child pornography and unlawful surveillance after police said he shared video of himself having sex with a girl in the bathroom. Police said the sex, which occured in Feburary, was consensual but the 15-year-old girl didn't...

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  • Hogan signs bill to help close Baltimore schools budget gap

    Hogan signs bill to help close Baltimore schools budget gap

    Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill Monday to give city schools and other jurisdictions with declining enrollment extra money each of the next three years. The Annapolis bill signing marked the culmination of a months-long negotiation with Democrats to help stave off future funding cuts to struggling...

  • Police: Instagram post threatened shooting at Montgomery County high school

    Police: Instagram post threatened shooting at Montgomery County high school

    Investigators say a school shooting threat posted on social media posed no credible danger for Clarksburg High School in Montgomery County. Media outlets report that Clarksburg High School officials sent out a message Sunday evening via Twitter about a potential threat to the school posted on Instagram....

  • State education officials oppose Assembly’s bid to curb their power over failing schools

    State education officials oppose Assembly’s bid to curb their power over failing schools

    State education leaders are infuriated by the General Assembly's passage of legislation that would diminish their role in deciding how schools are held accountable over the next 15 years. Members of the Maryland State Board of Education see the measure, which would forbid the state from using charter...

  • 8 injured in school bus crash in Glen Burnie

    8 injured in school bus crash in Glen Burnie

    Eight people, including five children, were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries after two cars collided with a school bus Friday morning. Capt. Russ Davies, Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman, said firefighters were called to Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Interstate...

  • Loyola University Maryland sets crab-walking world record

    Loyola University Maryland sets crab-walking world record

    Kassidy McVey's legs cramped up in the cold Thursday morning, but she persevered, balancing backward on her hands and feet for two minutes while crab-walking on live television on the Loyola University Maryland quad. The 19-year-old sophomore helped set the Guinness world record for the most people...

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