David R Brinkley

Pugh seeks help from Maryland as Baltimore principals rally against deep school budget cuts

Pugh seeks help from Maryland as Baltimore principals rally against deep school budget cuts

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh went to Annapolis again Monday to ask the state to help city schools close a $130 million budget gap.

Back in Baltimore, principals, preachers and other advocates for the schools expressed disappointment that she didn't have more of a plan.

"We appreciate that she is fighting for our schools, but I think time is a factor in all this," said Nicholas D'Ambrosio, principal of Roland Park Elementary School. "We can't wait. Families need to know. Schools need to know."

Pugh had told a cheering crowd of 2,000 students, parents and advocates last week to expect an "announcement" Monday about her plans to help close...

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