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Bank of America partners with non-profit to help Baltimore teens with job skills

Bank of America announced Monday a partnership with the non-profit Urban Alliance to offer disadvantaged teenagers the opportunity to get a professional trade certification in construction.

Students in the program, called Baltimore City Public Schools Career and Technology Education, will gain vocational and workforce skills and earn credit from the University of Baltimore.

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Maryland state school board sets Labor Day waiver guidelines

The Maryland state school board has set guidelines for granting waivers to Gov. Larry Hogan's post-Labor Day start mandate.

Following Hogan's second executive order, the state board said it will give waivers only to schools or school systems that meet one of two criteria.

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Less than half of Maryland kindergartners ready for school

Only 43 percent of Maryland's youngest students were ready for kindergarten when they entered school this August, according to state test results.

The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment, given this past year to a sample of children in most school districts, showed that 51 percent of Carroll County students demonstrated skills they needed, the highest performance in the Baltimore region.

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Hogan critic elected vice president of state school board

Chester Finn, an education policy analyst who has been highly critical of Gov. Larry Hogan, was elected vice-president of the Maryland State Board of Education Monday.

Finn, former president of the Thomas B.

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California nonprofit pledges donations to West Baltimore school where teacher berated class and used racial epithet

The viral video of a Baltimore teacher berating students and using a racial epithet left Katie Ishizuka devastated in San Diego.

As mother to two biracial boys, she was shaken by the teacher's rant. She pledged to help the West Baltimore school through her nonprofit to combat racism with literacy.

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Superintendent Dallas Dance's retweet controversy draws attention at school board meeting

Some parents and students fought back against criticism of Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance at the school board meeting Tuesday night, saying that he was right to show concern for students who might be fearful the day after the election.

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