Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Monday that new budget figures show Maryland's economic picture is even bleaker than he had warned during his campaign, and will make it tougher to devise a plan to cut taxes.
Dunbar Brooks, who was the first African-American president of the Baltimore County school board and later served as the president of the Maryland State Board of Education, died Sunday. Mr. Brooks was 63. His daughter, Cheryl Brooks, confirmed his death.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
District 12 candidates have been hustling; sending out mailers, knocking on doors and shaking hands at the early voting polls. But underlying the outward markers of a campaign – forums, face time – lie the candidates' campaign finance numbers, which tell their own stories of support and strategy.
Walter Amprey, former Baltimore schools superintendent who served from 1991 to 1997, died of complications of a heart transplant Tuesday afternoon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 69.
Acknowledging that scores on a national reading test may have been inflated, Maryland education officials changed course this week, saying they will work harder to reduce the number of special education students excluded from taking the test.
Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three open House seats in the 12th District. She is the daughter of the late state Sen. Harry J. McGuirk, known in Maryland politics as "Soft Shoes" for the deftness of his legislative maneuvering.
Several prominent city leaders are pushing for the school board to name interim city schools CEO Tisha Edwards the permanent superintendent, rather than search for an outsider to take on the district's sometimes daunting challenges.
Maynard E. Keadle, a retired principal of Dulaney and Perry Hall high schools recalled as a leader who put his students and faculty first, died of diabetic complications Tuesday at Manor Care Ruxton. The Timonium resident was 84.
Towson University President Maravene Loeschke unveiled her version of the university's strategic plan Wednesday at her spring presidential address, a plan that highlights 10 areas of focus she hopes to accelerate the school's growth by its 150th anniversary in 2016.
Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith, a Bowie Democrat, is asking the Prince George's County Delegation to convene a task force to review current and best practices for the county school board, in regards to the composition, qualifications and compensation of board members
Baltimore County schools should work to more quickly eliminate achievement gaps and ensure that discipline policies are applied consistently among all groups of students, according to recommendations made by the transition team appointed by Superintendent Dallas Dance.
WESTMINSTER — The Carroll County Human Relations Commission will hold a 20th anniversary celebration reception honoring Chairwoman Virginia Harrison, of Sykesville, on Tuesday, May 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Non-Profit Center in Westminster.