Frank R. Cutko, a referee and umpire who taught physical education, died May 20 at his son’s home in Bowdoinham, Maine. He was 90.
Howard County fifth graders take the witness stand for annual Simulated Congressional Hearings
Howard County public schools' Simulated Congressional Hearings ask all fifth graders to provide oral testimony on U.S. history and democracy to a panel of adult judges.
Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission members at odds about how to fill vacant board seat
Some members of the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission say the organization has “deviated” from its intended role of presenting eligible candidates to help lead the school system.
Anne Arundel County starting teacher salaries could get $8,000 bump under proposed county executive budget amendment
In an effort to make teaching jobs more competitive and desirable to incoming educators, the Office of County Executive Steuart Pittman is proposing an amendment to his current proposed operating budget for the Board of Education to increase starting teacher salaries by about $5,000 more than what would be planned for fiscal year 2024.
Baltimore City launches plan to monitor students commuting after school
Mayor Brandon Scott announced a safety initiative this week to monitor some Baltimore students as they commute after school.
James M. Griffin, president of Baltimore chapter of CORE, entrepreneur and school board member, dies
James M. Griffin, a civil rights activist and school board member, died May 14 at his West Baltimore home. He was 91.
Teachers union reaches contract agreement with Baltimore County Public Schools following yearslong negotiations
After years of negotiating over a new pay scale, the Teachers Association of Baltimore County and the county's public school system have agreed upon a tentative contract for the upcoming school year.
‘Our second family’: Cedar Lane School in Fulton celebrates seven students in Class of 2023
Cedar Lane School, in Fulton, awarded seven students with the Maryland Certificate of Completion, signifying they had developed skills allowing them to hold employment, act responsibly as citizens and lead a fulfilling life. The school, part of the Howard County Public School System, serves students ages 3 through 21 who have special needs.
Anne Arundel County schools kick off graduation next week at Live! event space
Graduation ceremonies for seniors from the thirteen large Anne Arundel County high schools will kick off Monday at Maryland Live! Casino and Hotel.
Nearly 1,000 students celebrate graduation from Howard Community College, with help from Gov. Wes Moore
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Gov. Wes Moore were on hand to congratulate the 996 graduates of Howard Community College during a commencement ceremony last week. Ball's daughter was among the graduates.
Howard officials urge future collaboration as school board adopts $1.1 billion operating budget
Howard County schools' budget relies on nearly $30 million of one-time funds to cover recurring costs and includes $47.4 million to fund staff compensation increases, $7.5 million for transportation costs related to new school start times and $2.5 million to open Guilford Park High in Jessup.
Survivors: Illinois AG’s report on clergy sex abuse is more detailed and transparent than Maryland’s
Abuse survivors say a report by the Illinois AG on the Catholic Church is more transparent than one issued in Maryland.
In latest fallout from Baltimore Catholic Church sex abuse report, some of those identified leave their roles
There have been several resignations, a priest put on leave and another whose transfer was canceled after it was revealed they're in the Catholic Church abuse report.
James J. ‘Jim’ Hennessey, prolific Baltimore artist and longtime MICA faculty member, dies
James J. ‘Jim’ Hennessey, a prolific Baltimore artist and educator, died May 17 at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He was 87.
Maryland State Boychoir founder resigns after he is named among redacted abusers in AG report on the Catholic Church
One of the former Catholic officials whose names were redacted from a child sex abuse report founded the Maryland State Boychoir.
Coleslee Ellicott Wiggins, Baltimore City Department of Social Services case worker and history buff, dies
Coleslee Ellicott “Cole” Wiggins, a specialist in the history of African American scientist Benjamin Banneker, died May 5 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 85.
Federal grant money went unspent during staff exodus at Maryland education department
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.
Baltimore Sun identifies 2 priests, one Catholic, one Episcopal, accused of abusing high school students
The Baltimore Sun has identified an Episcopal priest and two former Catholic clergy on the list of abusers in the Maryland Attorney General's Office on Catholic Church abuse.
Watch the 2023 Naval Academy graduation ceremony; relive commissioning week activities
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III delivered the keynote speech during the U.S. Naval Academy graduation and commissioning ceremony Friday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. The event puts a cap on a series of activities symbolizing the end of the academic year.
Episcopal bishop: Diocese ‘in the dark’ until April about its own priest’s inclusion in Catholic abuse report
Maryland's Episcopal bishop says the diocese wasn't aware of abuse allegations against a priest until last month.
Several hundred students, ages 17 to 70, celebrate graduation from Carroll Community College
More than 200 students participated in the 30th Carroll Community College commencement held at the McDaniel College Gill Center Wednesday afternoon.
Meade High School listed on Zillow for $42,069 in suspected senior prank
The school, built in 1977, is listed as being more than 230 years old and described as a “half-working jail on sale for a steal,” according to a tongue-in-cheek description.
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy makes surprise commencement address at Johns Hopkins
The Johns Hopkins University celebrated its commencement ceremony Thursday morning with a surprise speech from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy via livestream.
Anne Arundel Board of Education considers policy prohibiting display of LGBTQ pride and other flags in schools
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education heard extensive community testimony Wednesday night on a policy proposal that would prohibit the display of flags on school property such as those associated with the LGBTQ+ community and Black Lives Matter.
University of Baltimore graduates Second Chance students from correctional institution as program expands
Two students earned their University of Baltimore diplomas Wednesday after taking classes from within Jessup Correctional Institution as part of a program set to expand services.
Howard school board balances budget with no class size increase; County Council criticizes ‘last-minute’ approach
Members of the Howard County Council lambasted the Howard County Public School System’s budgeting process as the council voted 3-2 on Wednesday against a budget amendment to provide $2.7 million more to the school system’s fiscal 2024 operating budget.
Harriet V. ‘Dee’ Schuette, longtime educator and co-founder of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board, dies
Harriet V. ‘Dee” Schuette, a nursery schoolteacher who was a co-founder of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board, died May 4 at her Baldwin home. She was 83.
Howard County Youth Orchestra makes Merriweather Post Pavilion debut alongside Guster
The Howard County Youth Orchestra performed with alternative rock band Guster to celebrate the orchestra's rebranding and showcase high school students' musical talent.
High school textbooks fall short on teaching Latino history, experience, Johns Hopkins analysis finds
U.S. history textbooks for high schoolers are lacking when it comes to covering the Latino experience, a report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and UnidosUS found.
Chesapeake Bay Middle School student disciplined after pulling out Taser during fight, school officials say
Two students at Chesapeake Bay Middle School are facing disciplinary actions after getting into a fight that led to a taser being pulled out, the school’s principal said.
Fact check: What the Baltimore Catholic archdiocese is saying about the Maryland attorney general’s report
The Baltimore Sun fact-checked the archdiocese’s talking points about the findings of the report and Catholic Church officials’ responses to it.