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Sabillasville community begins down the charter school road
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Nov 9, 8:04 AM: In order to save their elementary school, members of the Sabillasville community are racing against the clock to apply for their own charter and create their own version of the Frederick Classical Charter School by the end >
Howard County school board mulls hybrid reopening plan for the spring semester amid coronavirus pandemic
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Nov 6, 7:06 AM: The Howard County Board of Education discussed the school system’s proposed hybrid reopening plan for the spring semester amid the coronavirus pandemic during its meeting Thursday night.
Anne Arundel County educators continue to pushback on reopening plan
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Oct 29, 6:25 AM: With frustrations peaking, multiple teachers, students and parents once again gathered on Riva Road in Annapolis, rallying against plans to reopen classrooms in the county which would send teachers and staff back into >
Parent, student protestors urge MCPS to reopen
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Oct 29, 5:49 AM: A crowd of Montgomery County Public Schools parents and students gathered outside the district’s Rockville headquarters Wednesday evening, urging officials to reopen schools.
Frustration Builds Over Virtual Learning: "It's heartbreaking"
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Oct 29, 5:48 AM: Many public and private schools across Maryland are already in school or have plans to be soon. But Baltimore County families, many who say virtual learning is taking a toll on their children, are still waiting for >
Maryland teachers want more protections before returning to fully opened schools
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Oct 27, 6:16 AM: Teachers say they want to be back in school with their students, but a survey of members of Maryland’s teachers union revealed 77% of those asked don’t believe schools can be reopened safely in the next few months. >
Howard County parents, students rally outside school board headquarters to call for return of in-person learning
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Oct 23, 6:59 AM: With horns consistently honking in the background, about 100 parents and students gathered Thursday afternoon outside the Howard County Board of Education headquarters in Ellicott City to advocate for a plan to get kids >
Parents, Schoolchildren ‘Logout’ On Virtual Learning On Tuesday
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Oct 21, 6:33 AM: It was a protest without marches, banners and picket signs. On Tuesday, a number of families of Frederick County public school students “logged off” on virtual learning.
Debate Erupts Over Reopening of Public Schools in Maryland
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Oct 20, 6:31 AM: Much of the opposition for students to return to school has come from unions. TABCO, the Baltimore County Teachers Union told Project Baltimore it supports the County Schools plan to begin a hybrid model in February “if it >
Debate Erupts Over Reopening of Public Schools in Maryland
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Oct 20, 5:27 AM: In late August, Governor Larry Hogan announced schools across Maryland can reopen. But districts like Baltimore County currently don’t have plans to return until at least February. The mothers say that is not acceptable. >
Protesters demand Frederick County schools reopen
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Oct 15, 6:20 AM: That’s why Steinberg was in a crowd of close to 50 people that gathered outside the Board of Education’s building in downtown Frederick on Wednesday to protest the board’s decision last week to continue the virtual >
Charter school options presented as way to keep Sabillasville Elementary open
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Oct 15, 5:47 AM: Nearly a year after closing Sabillasville Elementary School seemed imminent, the Frederick County school board is now considering several alternatives, including turning it into a charter school.
Carroll County faces teacher shortage as reopening plan takes effect
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Sep 30, 6:13 AM: Close to 300 Carroll County schoolteachers plan to take some form of leave, including medical and personal. This comes as the district is rolling out its hybrid back-to-school plan.
Some public schools in Maryland open for kids who need it most
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Sep 29, 7:55 AM: Most students in Maryland logged onto computers from home this fall as they started an unprecedented school year virtually. But at Greensboro Elementary, on the state’s Eastern Shore, children with backpacks and >
Coronavirus pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools in Maryland, puts renewed focus on Kirwan
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Sep 23, 6:36 AM: While Hogan’s veto blocked the legislation from moving forward for now, hundreds of millions of dollars in funding was already approved last year to begin implementing the groundbreaking plan, which by 2030 would cost >
Number of MCPS students opting for homeschooling, private school up this year
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Sep 23, 6:01 AM: As Montgomery County Public Schools’ enrollment dips, data show that more students than usual are opting for homeschooling and private schooling.
Teachers Union Asks Education Leaders To Reject In-Person Learning Proposals
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Sep 1, 7:33 AM: The Maryland State Education Association wants state education officials to reject proposals to allow in-person learning for now.
Opinion: Right before start of school year, Hogan pits parents against teachers
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Aug 31, 5:33 AM: On Thursday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that he expects all public schools in Maryland to reopen with an in-person component. It was not an order, though, because he lacks that authority.
Hogan pushes schools toward in-person classes
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Aug 28, 7:28 AM: Just four days before the school year begins in many parts of Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced the state’s 24 school systems are “fully authorized to begin safely reopening” for in-person classes, based on >
As Public Schools Go Virtual, More Parents Consider Private
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Aug 20, 6:09 AM: As Baltimore-area school systems announce they’re going all virtual this fall, more parents are turning to private schools, where students will be in classrooms.

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