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As more states pass laws mandating Holocaust education, Maryland holds back

Sen. Ben Kramer, a Montgomery County Democrat, introduced a bill that would’ve required the state education department to develop guidelines for middle and high schools to include a unit based on the Holocaust and other acts of genocide.

University of Maryland School of Medicine set to train more doctors for rural areas

The University of Maryland School of Medicine will receive $750,000 in federal funds to train more doctors for posts in rural areas, where the nationwide shortage of doctors in most acute.

Anna P. Alexis, homemaker and beloved substitute teacher, dies

Anna Niki Alexis, a substitute teacher in Baltimore schools for nearly 50 years, has died.

Acting principal named at Meade High School

Dr. Frederick Rivers has been named acting principal of Meade High School.

Carroll County Public Schools retirees represent more than 2,000 years of service

Ninety retiring Carroll County Public Schools employees were recognized for their service during the July Board of Education meeting.

Carroll County schools working on ‘comprehensive’ data governance program, asking for public feedback

Carroll County Public Schools is seeking to revise its student data governance policy to be “comprehensive” and to serve as a framework that can be built on in the future.

Kurt Schmoke wants to create a ‘City University of Baltimore.’ Can it be done?

University of Baltimore president Kurt Schmoke is proposing three of the city’s institutions of higher education be restructured in a style similar to the City University of New York, an idea he acknowledges is politically divisive but believes could strengthen the schools and benefit students.


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Study: Maryland charter students’ gains outpace those at traditional schools; black, Hispanic pupils benefit most

A study by Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that Maryland charter school students made greater academic gains than those at traditional public schools.

Maryland banned a school from voucher program over anti-LGBT views. It says that violates religious freedom.

A private Christian Academy whose conservative values don’t accept same-sex marriage or transgender people says Maryland unfairly threw it out of a school voucher program because of its religious beliefs.

The curriculum writers: 200 teachers determine what Anne Arundel students learn, when and how they’ll learn it

A school’s curriculum shapes students’ experiences in the classroom, but not everyone knows how it winds up in front of more than 82,000 students in Anne Arundel County.

Xaverian Brothers say 34 Catholic brothers accused of abuse include former Mount Saint Joseph staff
Xavierian Brothers identifies 34 brothers accused of abuse

The Xaverian Brothers order released the names of 34 members accused of sexual abuse against minors. The list includes former staff members at Mount Saint Joseph High School.

Naval Academy’s change of command ceremony set for July 26

The Naval Academy’s change of command ceremony for will be held July 26, ending 62nd Naval Academy Superintendent Ted Carter’s time at the academy, officials said.

McDaniel College graduate students assist elementary-schoolers with reading in summer clinic

The summer reading clinic gives graduate students a practicum experience while helping prevent summer slide or even improving the reading skills of the elementary-schoolers.

Baltimore’s elite Friends School investigating misconduct allegation against former teacher

Friends School of Baltimore announced Thursday it is investigating a claim a teacher inappropriately touched a student in the 1970s.

After election review, Diamonté Brown poised to be confirmed as new president of the Baltimore Teachers Union

After an investigation of a contested Baltimore Teachers Union election this spring, the American Federation of Teachers appears ready to call Diamonté Brown the winner.

Maryland police agencies have for years broken law mandating reporting of excessive force, charges against officers

Police agencies across Maryland have failed for years to comply with a state law mandating reporting on excessive force incidents and criminal cases brought against officers.

Carroll school board narrows East Middle options to building replacement project

The Carroll County Board of Education took steps toward choosing among the options for the future renovation/move of East Middle school.