Maryland public school students improved their performance slightly in the second year of tough new state tests, but overall, in every grade and subject, fewer than half the students were able to pass.
The state's new school superintendent, Karen Salmon, put a positive spin on the results, but one veteran school board member said they were cause for dismay.Read more
The Maryland State Board of Education is expected to delay the development of a new middle school social studies test for at least a year, a small victory for advocates hoping to reduce the amount of testing in schools.Read more
Baltimore County officials will give out 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies during back-to-school fairs on Tuesday.
The fairs will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Banneker Community Center, 27 Main Ave. in Catonsville; the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive in Randallstown; and the Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road in Dundalk.Read more
Labor Day is still two weeks away, but summer is coming to a screeching halt.
School systems across Maryland are opening this week for the 2016-2017 school year.
Here's a look at when schools are opening by county:
Monday, Aug. 22: Anne Arundel County Wednesday, Aug. 24: Baltimore County Thursday, Aug. 25: Harford County Monday, Aug.Read more
Goucher College will become the fourth college in Maryland to have its adjunct professors represented by a union after the National Labor Relations Board counted contested ballots Thursday from an election two years ago.Read more
Union says short staff at Victor Cullen puts workers at riskRead more