Education

The Daily Record: Panel considers sweeping changes to Md. school construction

By Bryan Sears A $3 billion gap in state funding needed to satisfy growing statewide school construction needs could lead to a wholesale changes in how Maryland funds and builds the projects. Requests from the state’s 23 counties and Baltimore city are expected to approach $4.5 billion through fiscal 2022 but anticipated funding only will […]

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Democratic leaders in Maryland want to offer matching funds for 529 plans

By Ovetta Wiggins Democratic legislative leaders in Maryland want to create a small matching-funds program for middle-income and poor families who use the state’s college saving plan. Under legislation supported by Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and House Speaker Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), families who deposit money into Maryland’s 529 College […]

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Baltimore Sun: Eight Maryland schools earn Blue Ribbon status

By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun Eight Maryland schools — six public and two parochial — were named 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation given to the most successful schools in the country went to schools in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford, Frederick and Washington counties. In the […]

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CBS Baltimore: Md. Senator Demanding Answers After Dire Conditions Found Inside City School

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Peeling paint, live wires and mold–all found inside a Baltimore City school. Now a state senator is demanding answers from the school system about what he calls an emergency situation. Meghan McCorkell has the disturbing images from inside the building. The senator says even though school doesn’t start until August 31, someone […]

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