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New leader brings fresh eyes to Frederick Classical Charter School
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Feb 19, 7:07 AM: Frederick Classical Charter School’s new principal doesn’t settle for the middle of the pack, and she’s wasted no time adding a much-needed surge of strong leadership to make improvements since her tenure began in July.
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Parents: Gov. Hogan is sabotaging city schools
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Feb 6, 8:00 AM: Governor Hogan — who has consistently underfunded Baltimore schools — plans to take $1.2 million from the state’s Healthy School Facility Fund and redirect it exclusively to charter schools. These dollars are desperately needed for >
Baltimore charter school working to narrow 'startling' achievement gap
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Jan 30, 7:54 AM: Maryland has long struggled to close the gap between how black and white students perform on standardized tests. Black students in Baltimore, on average, are academically 1.9 grades behind white students, according to a ProPublica >
Gov. Larry Hogan announces plan to boost charter schools in Maryland
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Jan 24, 8:09 AM: Speaking at College Park Academy in Prince George’s County, Hogan proposed new legislation and increased funding for charter schools in Maryland — including $2.6 million in his fiscal year 2020 budget for construction projects at >
Baltimore school board votes to close five schools
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Jan 9, 6:46 AM: The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to close five schools, adding to the dozens that have been shuttered in the district over the past decade.
Letter: Closing of Monarch Academy more about dislike for charters than problems with the school
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Jan 7, 8:23 AM: In Talia Richman’s article, "As Baltimore prepares to close more schools, many worry about the communities they anchor", Dec. 27), she includes Baltimore City Public Schools’ rationale for closing Monarch Academy Baltimore, claiming >
Monarch Academy students look to City Hall to save school
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Jan 4, 7:59 AM: Students and staff at Baltimore's Monarch Academy aren't giving up without a fight. They have staged many demonstrations since the school district recommended shutting down the school months ago. On Thursday, they took their fight >
OpEd: Closing Monarch Academy Baltimore will traumatize students
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Jan 2, 7:29 AM: In fact, the majority of Monarch students will not benefit academically from the school’s closure because 67 percent will be returned to neighborhood zone schools with academic performance outcomes that are no better — and many >
Baltimore County charter school expects to open in fall — featuring 10 acres of woods, fields and a stream
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Jan 2, 7:07 AM: A Baltimore County charter school designed to get children outside into an environment of streams, woods and fields is expected to open next fall in Woodlawn, despite initial difficulties in gaining county school board >
As Baltimore prepares to close more schools, many worry about the communities they anchor
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Dec 28, 6:36 AM: Schools often are more than just a place to go to class — particularly in poor communities where they may be home to food pantries, meeting spaces and other much-needed resources. But district officials say the closures are >
Maryland Gov. Hogan to introduce legislation to add more schools to tech education program
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Dec 21, 7:19 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan announced legislation and new funding Thursday to expand the number of schools participating in the state’s technology education program.
Ambitious Md. effort to boost, change education funding delayed another year
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Dec 20, 6:30 AM: The recommendations, designed to ensure that all students, regardless of race and ethnicity, are “college- and career-ready” by grade 10, include broadly expanding early-childhood education, sharply increasing teacher pay and >
Watershed Public Charter School finds a building in Baltimore County
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Dec 17, 8:05 AM: A new charter school in Baltimore County is one step closer to becoming a reality. The founders of Watershed Public Charter School say they have found a building for their school in Woodlawn.
Editorial: Hogan sets up a schools showdown
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Dec 13, 6:40 AM: In campaigning for re-election, Gov. Larry Hogan often said he believed that all children deserved access to an excellent education regardless of where they live, and on Tuesday, he proposed doing something serious about it: a >
In Maryland, some schools overcome challenges to stand out in new rating system
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Dec 6, 8:21 AM: Principal Matt Hornbeck rarely interrupts the school day to make announcements over the intercom. He doesn’t want to be a distraction during students’ time to learn. But on Tuesday, he couldn’t help himself. When he got the news >
Report: 60 percent of graduates sampled in Md. school system excessively absent
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Dec 5, 8:27 AM: More than 60 percent of graduates in a Maryland school system had excessive unexcused absences in one or more required courses last school year, according to a random review of records — a problem that could have kept them from >
Opinion: Don't shut down Banneker Blake Academy
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Nov 28, 8:25 AM: On Nov. 13, the Baltimore school board voted to close Banneker Blake Academy, a charter middle school for boys (“Founder of Banneker Blake Academy in Baltimore vows appeal of school’s closure,” Nov. 20). Hundreds of parents, >
Parents rally to save Baltimore's Banneker Blake Academy
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Nov 21, 7:33 AM: In the next two days, administrators told parents of Banneker Blake Academy they will be filing their appeal with the state. Shutting down the school, parents insist, is shutting down progress, and they're not going down without a >
Many Latino students lag academically in prosperous Maryland County
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Nov 16, 6:54 AM: A troubling number of Latino students in one of the nation’s most prosperous counties are unprepared for kindergarten, lag in reading, drop out of high school and falter as they head to college, according to a report released >
Baltimore school board votes to revoke charter of Banneker Blake Academy, makes other closure recommendations
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Nov 14, 6:47 AM: Dressed in maroon and gold, supporters of Banneker Blake Academy packed the Baltimore school board meeting Tuesday night. Parents, teachers and students at the all-boys public charter spilled over into overflow rooms, hoping their >

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