Liz Bowie has been an education reporter for The Baltimore Sun for more than 20 years, covering every aspect of education. Since joining The Sun in 1986, she has also covered environment, business and state government. A Baltimore native, she was a Spencer Fellow in Education Reporting at Columbia University.
As the coronavirus has become more prevalent in the Baltimore area, some parents say they are losing confidence in plans for the fall semester and are anxious about sending their children into classrooms.
His achievement in perfecting the right academic culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County that allowed Black, Asian and Hispanic students from modest backgrounds to excel in the sciences and technology, elevated Freeman Hrabowski to a national leader in higher education.
An analysis of data by The Baltimore Sun and Big Local News shows Maryland public schools lost 27,000 children between September 2020 and September 2021, at a time when enrollment had been projected to grow.
Baltimore’s teachers will get a 4.5% pay increase over the next two years, improved benefits and a district provided computer, under a tentative agreement reached between the Baltimore Teachers Union and city school officials.
Baltimore County is not planning to reinstate an indoor mask mandate, but will push forward on efforts to get more more people in the county vaccinated in hopes of reversing the increase in COVID cases, county officials said Friday.
Amid a national debate over critical race theory and standards for teaching history in K-12 public schools, Carroll and Harford county school boards have said recently that they want “politically neutral” curriculum.