Nearly 70 city schools will lose their permanently assigned school police officers – and seven high schools will be staffed with unarmed ones — under a new plan to allow officers to carry guns without breaking the law while taking a larger role in the community.
Eric Costello has been a magnet for controversy as president of the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association. Now he's been nominated to fill a City Council vacancy through a process that has been criticized. The council is expected to vote Monday on his nomination.
When Digital Harbor High School teacher Andrew Coy offered his students a chance to learn web design a few years ago, he quickly realized those sorts of extracurricular activities were lacking, even at the tech-savvy institution in Federal Hill.
About 30,000 low-income Maryland families, half of them in the Baltimore region, have signed up for $10-a-month Internet service, Comcast Corp. officials said Tuesday as they promoted broadened access to the program in its fourth year.
Briana Hutchen and Shatyra Hawkes will host the U.S.E. Basketball Foundation Family Reunion, which will bring many former Baltimore-area female players to Baltimore City Community College to play basketball and pass on to younger players their knowledge of what it takes to get to college.
Fights between small groups of black and Latino students are recent events – but inclusiveness, tolerance and a positive climate are present daily in classrooms at Digital Harbor. In my 44 years in Baltimore City Schools, I have not experienced a more diverse or vibrant school. Judge us by our long-term record, not by isolated incidents.
It was just a moment of poor teenage judgment: One student threw a marker across a classroom at Digital Harbor High, sparking an argument between a Latino student and a black student. Since they couldn't fight in class, they agreed to meet after school on Federal Hill.
By By Liz Bowie and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
Digital Harbor High staff and school police met with parents on Tuesday evening at the school to reassure the community that they are taking steps to ensure their children are safe inside the school and on their way home.
Baltimore police plan to deploy officers around city schools until the school year ends to ensure student safety amid recent racial tensions, while school officials joined civil rights leaders to urge students of different races to peacefully resolve differences.
The lives of the Baltimore teens are among the thousands influenced by George Soros, a billionaire philanthropist who decided 15 years ago that the city, with severe crime and poverty and just enough potential, was ripe for an experiment unlike any other. The Open Society Institute field office in Baltimore was designed as a social justice laboratory to keep students engaged in school, confront drug addiction, reduce incarceration and grow an army of advocates.
Students from two city schools and some adult volunteers gathered at the National Aquarium Tuesday to "plant" some oysters in the Inner Harbor - not for eating but to try to improve the health of the ailing water body.
The Baltimore school board will launch the first phase of its search for the next schools CEO with a community input campaign that will allow city residents and school communities to weigh in on issues and characteristics that they believe are important for the next superintendent.