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Editorial: Make vocational training available to disadvantaged kids
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Jun 18, 7:10 AM: A second analysis has confirmed what should be no secret to school officials: The vocational program that trains students for well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree is failing those who could benefit the most from it. >
ASPIRA Academy to open high school in 2020
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Jun 18, 6:48 AM: ASPIRA, a dual-language immersion charter school that has students learn English and Spanish, opened in 2011 with 300 students. It started with students in kindergarten through fifth-grade and later expanded to serve up to eighth >
Baltimore school board votes to approve new charter, rejects another's expansion proposal
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Jun 12, 6:45 AM: The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday night to approve a new charter school in a growing part of the city.
Chesapeake charter students learn learn cultural collaboration through iron casting
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Jun 12, 6:42 AM: The Chesapeake Public Charter School last week partnered with Phillip E. Harrison of Penumbra Design to demonstrate iron casting to students, as part of a longterm project to collaborate with students at Ecole Léopold Angrand, a >
Letter: Welcome charter school success in Baltimore
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Jun 11, 7:37 AM: Thanks for a refreshing breath of fresh air and good news with the article, "One of Baltimore's most sought-after schools wants to open a second location. Will the school board OK it?" (June 10).
Editorial: Hogan and the legislature are on a school funding collision course
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Jun 11, 5:37 AM: The next few months are make-or-break time for the ambitious education reform proposals championed by Maryland’s Kirwan Commission.
Pressed by demand, two Baltimore charter schools petition school board for approval to expand
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Jun 10, 6:16 AM: The highly sought-after school in Southeast Baltimore is asking the district’s Board of School Commissioners to allow it to open a second location so it can serve more students. Leaders say a replication of Patterson Park Public is >
DC sues 6 more Md. parents, accusing them of school residency fraud
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Jun 7, 7:07 AM: D.C.’s crackdown on school residency fraud continued on Thursday, with more parents now facing lawsuits from Attorney General Karl Racine’s office.
Opinion: Maryland parents may now be able to sue for better schools
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Jun 5, 5:47 AM: If your children are stuck in one of Maryland’s many failing public schools, a new ruling by the Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, might just have given them an unanticipated way out.
Maryland Gov. Hogan to allow $850 million school funding bill to become law without his signature
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May 16, 7:14 AM: In a letter sent to legislative leaders Wednesday afternoon, Hogan said he is concerned that the bill doesn’t include a long-term funding solution for public school improvement and lacks sufficient “academic accountability” to make >
First county charter school's future uncertain after 2020
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May 16, 7:01 AM: The Prince George’s County Board of Education (BOE)  decided to not to renew the charter for Turning Point Academy Public Charter School, but, the school will remain open for the 2019-2020 school year.
Commentary: The growing achievement gap in Montgomery County schools must be addressed
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May 6, 6:26 AM: For 50 years, the achievement gap in Montgomery County has grown in the shadows while many of our county’s schools and students garnered well-deserved praise and earned awards. Despite efforts by county leaders, the gap continued to >
'Why would we even try?' Parents of disabled students almost never win in fights against Maryland districts
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May 2, 6:29 AM: It’s a draining and complex ordeal that costs families time and energy and leaves their children’s education in flux. In recent years, roughly 100 families have gone through a so-called special education due process hearing. Judges >
Maryland school system rolls out report cards showing disparity in achievement
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Apr 22, 8:10 AM: School officials in suburban Maryland have long debated how to tackle achievement gaps between white students and their classmates of color. But the issue is drawing new attention as Montgomery County rolls out school-by-school >
Chesapeake Public Charter School third-graders produce first opera
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Apr 10, 6:54 AM: A third-grade teacher’s classroom was transformed into an opera production work space last week — electricians were in one corner, a public relations team was in another and set-designers, carpenters, costume and makeup artists were >
General Assembly approves first phase of sweeping education reform
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Apr 9, 5:29 AM: The vast majority of lawmakers agreed this session to a set of aspirational goals, teacher salary increases and the creation of an independent inspector general to review fraud, waste and abuse in public schools with the passage of >
Maryland House of Delegates votes to increase school funding by $700M over two years
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Apr 5, 6:55 AM: Maryland delegates voted Thursday to approve a two-year plan to send more than $700 million in extra funding to the state’s public schools.
Maryland advances landmark education bill that boosts funding for public schools
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Apr 3, 7:15 AM: Maryland is on the verge of adopting an educational plan designed to transform the state’s public schools and pumping hundreds of millions dollars more into the state’s school system over the next two years to begin paying for >
Education reform supporters calls Project Baltimore victory 'a win for taxpayers' (CER in the news)
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Mar 25, 7:48 AM: The founder and CEO of the DC-based Center for Education Reform called the lawsuit against city schools and the judge's ruling in favor of Project Baltimore "a win for taxpayers."
Equity: Board of Education debates plan to serve minority students
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Mar 14, 6:59 AM: A proposed committee to address systemic inequities in Frederick County Public Schools opened a conversation among members of the Board of Education about how to best serve students who have historically been underserved by the >

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