Lillian Reed covers education for The Baltimore Sun. She joined the paper in 2018 after covering education in Utah for the Salt Lake Tribune. Prior to that, she spent three years as a local government and investigative reporter for The Evening Sun newspaper in Hanover, Pennsylvania, and occasionally for its sister paper, the York Daily Record.
The Maryland State Department of Education has returned more than $800,000 in federal grant money earmarked for salaries and professional development amid complaints of a toxic work culture and staffing exodus.
Days before Baltimore City is set to begin enforcing a youth curfew, elected leaders, police and community partners unveiled a strategy labeled as “communal parenting” that aims to be non-punitive for young people.
The Maryland State Board of Education has two months to decide whether to sign a new contract with Superintendent of Schools Mohammed Choudhury, who has faced the early years of a reform plan and generated complaints of a toxic work environment.
Education officials are warning local school systems their plans for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reforms might face delays after coordination efforts broke down this week between state authorities.
Maryland’s inspector general for education says there is no evidence state leaders acted improperly in altering some test score data files on the education department website to comply with federal privacy laws for students.