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Students’ safety is the biggest loser in the tug of war over opening Montgomery County private schools
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Aug 10, 7:54 AM: The dueling directives of the past week are bound to leave parents, teachers and students confused.
Protesters decry shutdown order aimed at keeping private schools from reopening
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Aug 7, 7:17 AM: Parents and students rallied Wednesday evening in Rockville to protest Montgomery County’s attempts to prevent in-person instruction at private schools, calling it an overreach.
Montgomery County issues new order to block in-person classes at private schools until October
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Aug 6, 6:56 AM: Montgomery County officials doubled down on their efforts to keep private and religious schools closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, issuing a new order Wednesday to block in-person classes until October.
Many Anne Arundel private schools will open in person classes this fall
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Aug 4, 6:20 AM: Many Anne Arundel County private schools plan to reopen at least partially in person this fall after working with educators and parents and considering health guidelines.
New order by Maryland Gov. Hogan says county officials can’t stop schools from reopening
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Aug 4, 5:52 AM: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday stripped local governments of their authority to prohibit schools from opening amid the coronavirus pandemic. His order overturned a decision by Montgomery County officials to shutter private as >
Montgomery County health officials bar private schools from in-person classes in the fall
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Aug 3, 6:21 AM: Montgomery County’s top health official has barred private schools from reopening this fall as many had planned, making the county the first in the state to issue such an edict and attracting the ire of Gov. Larry Hogan.
Maryland schools pursue innovative solutions for the fall | COMMENTARY
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Jul 28, 6:14 AM: Online and blended learning will indeed play an increasingly important role in education for Maryland students in the future and it is already succeeding in some cases (”Schools reopening: Here’s how Maryland jurisdictions are >
Education advocates warn thousands of Maryland children will fall behind academically without in-person schooling
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Jul 24, 8:09 AM: While the decision to keep central Maryland school buildings closed through January may protect students and staff from the coronavirus, education advocates say the choice also means thousands of children will likely suffer lifelong >
Maryland teachers unions, PTA call for virtual-only start to school this fall amid coronavirus pandemic
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Jul 15, 8:09 AM: A coalition including the Maryland State Education Association, the Baltimore Teachers Union and the Maryland PTA called on state officials Tuesday to start the academic year in an online-only setting as the coronavirus pandemic >
Will Supreme Court decision bring more school choice to Maryland | COMMENTARY
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Jul 10, 7:44 AM: Although Maryland does offer some charter school options and a private school voucher program, the Cato Institute ranks Maryland’s educational freedom 46th out of 50 states. In total, less than 3% of Maryland students enroll in >
Md. survey shows distance learning disparities, but hardest-hit school districts aren’t revealed
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Jun 2, 6:29 AM: As many as 15% of students in at least one Maryland county have not participated in distance learning in any form since schools were closed down in mid-March.
Maryland Gov. Hogan’s veto of school funding plan hurts our children’s futures
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May 29, 8:14 AM: Maryland has an unfortunate history of failing our children when times get tough. In 2002, the General Assembly adopted the “Thornton formula” and invested $3.2 billion to ensure schools had the resources necessary to provide every >
In Montgomery County, schools and parents clash over how much teachers and students are connecting
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May 20, 6:43 AM: The first sound of a teacher’s voice leading a lesson, he said, came about six weeks into the school closures. Even now, he said, his 12-year-old daughter’s teachers mostly post assignments and recorded materials, leaving virtual >
Opinion: Should online charter schools remain illegal?
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May 19, 7:11 AM: At a time when parents are wondering if and when regular school will begin and what options they’ll have if it doesn’t, it seems fair to say that allowing online charter schools in Maryland isn’t just an idea whose time has come. >
After online learning flopped, Fairfax schools switched to Google. More virtual harassment followed.
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May 18, 6:54 AM: The incident is only the latest snarl in Fairfax’s troubled rollout of online learning, which began in mid-April when the sprawling Northern Virginia system tried to launch a learning platform called Blackboard. That effort >
Opinion: After the coronavirus, our schools can do more than just catch up
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May 15, 8:54 AM: This crisis might just be the perfect time to think outside of education’s proverbial box. We have an opportunity for a broad discussion about fundamentally reforming our school calendar. Long summer breaks might have made sense >
Use Hogan’s veto to improve education bill | COMMENTARY
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May 14, 7:47 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the landmark Blueprint for Maryland’s Future bill to reform public schools is not as big a deal and blow as it may appear.
Parents Frustrated with BCPS Distance Learning Shortfalls
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May 12, 6:34 AM: With schools closed for the remainder of the year, frustration is growing among Baltimore County parents who say the school system has botched its response to the shutdown. It’s been nearly two months since Maryland schools >
Citing economic hit from coronavirus, Gov. Hogan vetoes legislation to improve Maryland schools, allows Pimlico bill to become law
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May 8, 8:31 AM: Citing the massive hit on Maryland’s economy from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday vetoed several pieces of high-profile legislation that required additional spending ― including a sweeping overhaul of the >
Maryland’s long-planned, $4 billion schools overhaul in jeopardy because of pandemic
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May 7, 7:57 AM: In mid-March, Maryland’s two legislative leaders solemnly met to do triage. What must they rescue before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the General Assembly

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