Baltimore school and police officials discussed the implementation of Handle With Care, which would inform school officials of when a child has gone through a traumatic experience, in response to recent violent incidents at and near city schools.
The Baltimore City Public Schools board of commissioners on Tuesday unanimously passed a policy allowing transgender students to use the names, pronouns and bathrooms that align with their gender identity — prompting the boardroom, packed with LGBTQ+ advocates, to burst into applause.
A student was stabbed inside Patterson High School on Monday, according to district officials, marking the second time a Baltimore student has been stabbed on or near school grounds in less than a week.
The University of Maryland Medical System labeled its most recent $100,000 purchase of books from Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh as a "grant" to the city public school system, a mischaracterization that tax experts say is a violation of federal reporting rules for tax-exempt hospitals.
Poor children in Baltimore City are being undercounted. This is a systemic problem put in place four years ago, when we stopped collecting lunch applications, used for decades to set poverty rates. The proxy for poverty, critical for determining school supports, is now a flawed measure.
Police gave an all-clear and students returned to classes after a Northwest Baltimore school building was evacuated due to a bomb threat, a city schools spokeswoman said. Police searched the building at 2801 N. Dukeland St. and declared it safe. They continue to investigate the threat.
It appears the Baltimore school system is getting ready for a major legal battle. The school board this week approved a request to increase its contract with a law firm from $25,000 to $200,000. The terms of the contract include representing the school system in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU.
Another former Baltimore school board member has landed a high-paying job with the school system. Tina Hike-Hubbard, who left the board in January 2018, was recently named the district’s chief of communications and community engagement.
A nonprofit, called Beat The Streets Baltimore, aims to save Baltimore kids by resurrecting the sport of wrestling. The young league partners with Banneker Blake and about a dozen other city schools to give kids a place to play a sport, get academic help and develop character.
Eugene F. Baldwin, a retired Baltimore City public schools English teacher who later worked as an editor, died Nov. 12 from an aneurysm at Holy Family at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Mass. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 74.
A cafeteria worker at one Baltimore school was injured Tuesday in an alleged assault involving students, and a teacher at another city school was punched by a student Wednesday, district officials confirmed.
Should Baltimore school police officers be allowed to carry guns while on campus? The city school board is bringing the issue back into the forefront, hosting a forum next week to gauge public support for the idea.