Spurred by a recent federal crackdown on unauthorized immigrants and inspired by fellow student activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, a group of high school students gathered Saturday to draw up a list of demands calling on city and state officials to increase support for the city's growing immigrant population.Read more
State lawmakers are sharply criticizing Baltimore school leaders and demanding increased oversight following revelations that the district might have inflated student enrollment numbers.
The district's budget is being reduced by $30 million next school year, in part because the student population dropped and 1,900 pupil slots will no longer be funded by taxpayers.Read more
Jack Smith, the interim superintendent of Maryland schools, has been chosen as the next superintendent in Montgomery County.
The county's Board of Education unanimously selected Smith on Thursday, according to a news release from the school system.
His appointment must be approved by the state superintendent — his current post.Read more
State education officials pledged Wednesday to hire new teachers, fill vacancies and make other changes to improve the beleaguered school system that serves Maryland's juvenile offenders.Read more
With city schools closed again Wednesday, officials are reminding families that lunches are available between noon and 2 p.m. at recreation centers and schools around Baltimore.
Families may call 211 to verify sites are open. Locations include:
Arundel Elementary/Middle School, 2400 Round Rd.
Callowhill Aquatic Center, 2821 Oakley Ave.
Carroll Cook, 5061 E. Eager St.
Chick Webb, 623 N. Eden St.Read more