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Back to School

City's first day of school kicks off with visits in West Baltimore

Baltimore city students headed back to school Monday, many of them welcomed back by city officials visiting various schools throughout the morning. Schools CEO Gregory Thornton greeted students at Matthew A. Henson Elementary, ringing the schools' bell before visiting classes. In Margaret Powell's fifth-grade class, Thornton rallied students in a cheer about going to college, having them shout "2023." "See you on the stage," he said. Fifth-grader Ty' Jae Backus was still a little unsure about what the new school year would bring. "I'm excited, but I gotta find out about what," she said. Shania Jackson said she was excited to...