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Baltimore County teachers protest discipline problems in schools

Baltimore County teachers protested the lack of discipline in some schools, saying it is putting teachers at risk of being harmed by their students. A couple dozen teachers stood with red T-shirts before the school board on Tuesday night. The teacher’s union President Abby Beytin said five teachers...

  • Landmark Kirwan commission delays plan on school funding

    Landmark Kirwan commission delays plan on school funding

    A plan to revamp and increase spending on Maryland public schools will be delayed beyond next year’s General Assembly session, officials said Wednesday. Lawmakers were set to spend the first few months of 2018 debating the first major overhaul of education policy in more than 15 years. Instead,...

  • Maryland private school voucher program grows in second year

    Maryland private school voucher program grows in second year

    More than 2,600 Maryland students from low-income families received taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private or religious schools this year, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday. Gov. Larry Hogan launched the voucher program, called Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students...

  • Winters Mill student disciplined after Pledge of Allegiance chair-kicking incident

    Winters Mill student disciplined after Pledge of Allegiance chair-kicking incident

    A Winters Mill High School student has been disciplined following a classroom incident — which was captured on a video that has since gone viral on social media — during which the student kicked the chair out from under another student who was not standing during the Pledge of Allegiance. The video...

  • Baltimore school suspensions fell last year

    Baltimore school suspensions fell last year

    Suspensions in Baltimore city schools dipped last year as the district continued to reform its disciplinary practices to reduce the rate of students getting kicked out of school. There were about 6,800 out-of-school suspensions and expulsions last school year, down from nearly 8,500 the year before....

  • Morning fog delays Maryland schools, could impact traffic

    Morning fog delays Maryland schools, could impact traffic

    At least three Maryland school systems will delay opening Monday due to heavy fog. All four school systems are on the Eastern Shore, though fog may impact visibility for commuters throughout the Mid-Atlantic region Monday morning. Caroline County will open two hours late. Queen Anne’s and Talbot...

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