The Baltimore Teachers Union has filed a second grievance over the layoff of teachers and aides last week, saying city schools administrators failed to provide required notice that would allow union leaders to try and save the jobs.
Rather than making up the budget short-fall on the backs of Baltimore City school employees — those hard-working men and women who help make the real difference in the lives of our young people — perhaps it's time to rethink where the blame truly lies for the budget issues and hold those in power more accountable.
Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning officials and consultants with McCormick Taylor unveiled their hydrology and hydraulic study, which provides possible solutions and recommendations to address flooding in Ellicott City.
Over the last three years, by cutting programs like the Geographic Cost of Education Index (GCEI), capping much-needed inflationary formula adjustments and diverting funds to nonpublic religious schools while public schools are drastically underfunded, Governor Larry Hogan has consistently failed to prioritize the needs of Maryland's public school students.
Workers such as food servers, office cleaners and security guards would keep their jobs when service contracts change hands at Baltimore hotels, casinos, universities and other facilities, under a proposal making its way through the City Council.
When the 2017-2018 school year begins at the John Carroll School in Bel Air, it will be a bit different from this year. President Richard O'Hara, who has been at the school for 10 years, is retiring at the end of June, and a new principal, Tom Durkin, begins his tenure leading the Patriots in mid-June.
According to report released to state legislators, the Lewis Museum's attendance has consistently been less than 30 percent of its original stated goal of 175,000. And just once has it raised the $2 million annually mandated by its founding agreement. But new Executive Director Wanda Draper has only been on the job six months, and legislators want to give her a chance to turn the institution around.
President Donald Trump unveiled a budget Thursday that calls for eliminating spending on the Chesapeake Bay, reducing medical research and slashing the federal workforce to levels not seen in decades — part of an effort to force a historic resizing of the government he now leads.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday outlined a plan to funnel an additional $180 million into the city's schools over the course of three years, a move that could avert some of the most dire cuts schools officials have said would be needed to close a wide budget gap.
Following passage of two bills and a charter amendment, topped off by the signing of an executive order, Harford County government is nearing the end of what has been a year-long effort to convey more direct power to Director of Administration Billy Boniface over real estate acquisition, sale, leasing and management.
Baltimore school officials are asking state and city lawmakers for $65 million to shrink their $130 million budget deficit and avert the possible layoff or more than 1,000 employees. But schools CEO Sonja Santelises said she has "no firm commitments" from Annapolis or City Hall.
Business owners say they'd have to cut hours or eliminate jobs under a proposal requiring Maryland companies to offer workers paid sick leave. Business managers argue that employers already offer benefits they can afford, while workers say they shouldn't have to lose pay or risk losing jobs if they're sick.
In one of his first acts, President Donald J. Trump on Monday declared a hiring freeze for non-military federal workers, fulfilling a key campaign promise in what could be the first step toward a broader downsizing of the government workforce.
The announcement this week that Amazon would built a new distribution center in Cecil County brought hopes that the warehouse could help revive the Northeast Maryland Interstate 95 corridor's historic distribution stronghold.
The verdict of Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting to cancel State Center contracts, which eliminated thousands of jobs meant to build and run the redeveloped complex, is more than just a disappointing outcome. It is an example of political posturing at its worst.
Aberdeen senior quarterback Stephen Blackwell threw for two touchdowns and ran for one as the host Eagles upset No. 12 Bel Air, 22-15, in the Chesapeake Division of the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference on Friday.
Just days after Baltimore-based Mars Super Markets went out of business in July, five of its stores reopened as Weis Markets. Even as competition in grocery retailing heats up, Weis is among a handful of grocers eyeing the Baltimore area for expansion or new stores.
My family and I are looking forward to the new leadership of Sonja Santelises. We hope that as the mother of three Baltimore public charter students, she will prioritize equitable funding for all city school children. We cannot afford another leader who fails to recognize the value that charter schools bring to the city.
The Baltimore city school board is poised to vote on a $1.2 billion budget next year that will require another round of central office staff cuts, including school police officers, but boost funding for literacy and math initiatives.