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Baltimore school board votes to renew Banneker Blake Academy's contract for one year
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Feb 14, 7:13 AM: The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to grant a one-year contract renewal to the Banneker Blake Academy of Arts and Sciences, a public charter school that previously faced the threat of closure.
Over 500 families applied for 60 spots at the Chesapeake Public Charter School
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Feb 9, 7:33 AM: More than 500 families applied for 60 new kindergarten seats available next school year at the Chesapeake Public Charter School, as discussed last week by school officials at a St. Mary’s school board meeting.
Baltimore considers funding schools based on student poverty rates
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Jan 23, 6:08 AM: The Baltimore city school system is considering sweeping changes to its funding formula that would direct more money to schools with many students from poor families.
Mayor Pugh announces new Baltimore school board appointees
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Jan 11, 7:22 AM: The director of a neighborhood nonprofit and the chairman of a middle school performing arts department are the newest members of the Baltimore school board.
Newark Charter students roll up their sleeves, earn money to help Puerto Rico
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Jan 2, 7:58 AM: For many kids, school fundraisers often involve selling candy or asking family and friends for money. But for elementary students at Newark Charter School, a recent charitable effort required them to roll up their sleeves and get to >
Grace Academy withdraws from Maryland voucher program
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Dec 27, 7:00 AM: Grace Academy has withdrawn from a taxpayer-funded voucher program, but a school official said the decision was voluntary and not in reaction to the punishment of another Maryland private school earlier this year over discriminatory >
State board rules BOE owes charter school for not providing transportation funding
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Dec 26, 6:53 AM: The Frederick County Board of Education should have funded a county charter school for transportation costs in the 2013-2014 school year, the state board and an appeals court have determined.
Students celebrate opening of public charter school in Laurel
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Dec 21, 7:12 AM: The Laurel public charter school that previously shared space with a middle school now has 80,000-square feet of space all to itself.
Ruling returns charter schools lawsuit against Baltimore to circuit court
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Dec 20, 6:14 AM: A ruling by the Maryland court of appeals has breathed new life into a lawsuit filed by a group of Baltimore charter school operators who have long alleged that the district's funding formula for charters violates state >
Monocacy Valley Montessori gets 10-year charter renewal
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Dec 18, 6:56 AM: The Board of Education has waived its policy on charter school renewal terms for a second time to give Monocacy Valley Montessori a new 10-year charter.
Prince George’s Teachers’ Union Critical of School Board Structure
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Dec 14, 7:26 AM: The Prince George’s County teachers’ union is railing against the current 13-member school board structure, particularly the appointment of three members by the county executive and another person by County Council.
Charter school seeks 10-year charter renewal
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Dec 5, 7:20 AM: The school is requesting a 10-year charter renewal, which would require the county’s Board of Education to waive its policy of five-year charter terms. The board will vote on whether to renew in December, and then will decide on the >
At one Baltimore public charter school, there's always time for a check-up
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Nov 29, 7:19 AM: That's because KIPP is home to the Rales Health Center, a Johns Hopkins-administered program combining traditional school health services with an enhanced model that includes services such as check-ups, sports physicals, >
Community members speak in defense of city schools recommended for closure
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Nov 29, 7:10 AM: Standing outside the Baltimore city school district headquarters Tuesday, dozens of students and parents protested the recommended closure of William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School.
Baltimore school board considering closing more city schools
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Nov 28, 6:32 AM: The Baltimore school system has recommended closing four more city schools, in addition to two others previously announced, because of declining enrollment and poor academic performance.
Parents hope for second Baltimore County charter school
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Nov 27, 6:01 AM: Baltimore County may be opening the doors to a brand new public charter school. If it's approved, it would only be the second public charter school to ever open in Baltimore County.
Teacher's union president sees 'collaborative' future with Howard County school system
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Nov 13, 7:37 AM: Howard County Education Association’s new president, Colleen Morris, says the leadership of her predecessor was the driving force behind resolving “a lot of issues” impacting educators in the public school >
Maryland private school voucher program grows in second year
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Oct 26, 5:44 AM: More than 2,600 Maryland students from low-income families received taxpayer-funded vouchers to The Baltimore Sun private or religious schools this year, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.
Private school loses state voucher money over anti-LGBT policy
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Oct 16, 5:20 AM: A state education panel has voted unanimously to rescind taxpayer-funded vouchers from a Harford County Lutheran school that said it reserved the right to deny admission to gay and transgender students.
Monarch Academy exemplifies success of Md. charter schools, officials say
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Oct 11, 5:16 AM: Maryland has officially opened its 49th public charter school at a time when the state is trying to add even more charter schools to its list of options for students.

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