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Maryland teachers union urges support of new funding formula for schools in Sykesville forum

As the Kirwan Commission buckles down on education funding formulas, the statewide teachers union hosted a forum in Carroll County encouraging the community to contact their elected officials in support of more money for Maryland schools.

Howard school board puts long-overdue construction projects back on track but needs to secure funding

The Howard County Board of Education put projects at Talbott Springs Elementary and Hammond High back on the table, but will there be enough money?

Johns Hopkins not renewing contract under which medical school has trained ICE agents for emergencies

Johns Hopkins University announced Thursday that it would end its contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to train agents in emergency medical response situations.

Over objections, Kirwan work group votes for closed-door session on how to pay for Maryland education proposals

A task force deciding how to pay for billions in recommendations to boost Maryland’s public schools voted to meet behind closed doors as it continues its work ― sparking objection from some members of the workgroup who argued the body was being too secretive.

Johns Hopkins’ plan for glass cubes for new institute draws mixed feedback from Baltimore officials

Johns Hopkins showed preliminary designs for a modernist structure it plans to build on the south end of campus to house the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute.

Two Johns Hopkins master’s degree programs lose special accreditation

Two master’s degree programs within the Johns Hopkins School of Education have lost their specialized accreditation status because not enough courses were taught by core faculty members.

Bus driver shortage leaves some Maryland students squatting in the aisles and sitting on each other’s laps

Baltimore County and other school districts say they need to hire dozens more drivers to operate a full bus fleet.

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A historically black college in Maryland is growing — by enrolling Hispanic, white and international students

Morgan State's enrollment is rising, largely because far more Hispanic, white and international students have chosen to enroll.

Proposed hike on fee to help pay Howard school costs draws opposition from developers

A proposal that would raise a fee builders pay toward Howard County school construction costs saw tense opposition Wednesday from developers, affordable housing advocates and businesses, all of whom described the bill as regressive.

Former Morgan State student-turned-Billboard-topping gospel superstar returns for a surprise: his first gold record

Anthony Brown revisits his hometown and former school the same week his group's latest single reached the top of the Billboard Gospel Airplay chart.

Westminster water scarcity throws curveball at planning for potential East Middle School site

The possibility of putting a replacement for East Middle School on the campus of Friendship Valley Elementary School has been reduced to near-zero after the Board of Education learned construction there would have to be delayed several years.

Baltimore County police release video of confrontation between city school principal and officer

The Baltimore high school principal filed a complaint about the interaction, saying he was treated with disdain because of his race.

City spending panel approves $7.5 million relocation of police academy to University of Baltimore

Over objections from West Baltimore lawmakers, the city’s spending panel has approved a plan to relocate the city’s police academy to the University of Baltimore campus.

Amid redistricting debate, Howard officials say students who attend Title I schools ‘are simply children’

The Howard County school system has chosen to only direct Title I funding to elementary schools, to provide early intervention for students, Walker said. Any elementary school where 22.5% or more of the students are receiving free and reduced-price meals is eligible.

First Howard school redistricting hearing draws protests, many concerns from Mt. Hebron families and students

Sixty-nine community members, including parents and students, testified before the Howard County school board over a nearly four-hour period Tuesday about the redistricting proposal.

Hundreds of University of Maryland students wage counterprotest against controversial religious group

Waving bright yellow signs that screamed lines like “Cover up girls,” “Jesus or Hellfire” and “Feminists support pedophilia,” two men and two boys set up camp Tuesday afternoon on the University of Maryland’s McKeldin Mall, shouting and taunting people as they walked past.

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