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Graduation ceremony a final first for Newark Charter’s inaugural senior class
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May 22, 5:53 AM: Saturday’s commencement marked yet another milestone for the school, which opened in 2001 as a middle school in trailers on Barksdale Road. In 2003, NCS moved to a permanent building on Patriot Way off Elkton Road and four years >
Hogan signs bill creating Anne Arundel elected school board
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May 5, 6:27 AM: The change follows decades of debate over the process used to select Board of Education members, who have for years been appointed by the governor based on recommendations from a nominating commission. Anne Arundel is the last >
After Pre-K, Baltimore City kids more prepared for kindergarten than average MD students (CER)
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May 2, 7:14 AM:

Eight years into the program, Baltimore City Schools’ experiment with full-day Pre-K appears to be working. After Pre-K, Baltimore City children are more prepared for kindergarten than the average Maryland student.

Maryland lawmakers OK bills to change Baltimore school board, give free rides to students
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Apr 11, 5:02 AM: Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh would have more authority over picking city school board members under legislation passed Saturday by the Maryland General Assembly.
Chesapeake Science Point expanded enrollment denied — for now
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Apr 7, 5:44 AM: The foundation that runs Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School in Hanover asked the county Board of Education Wednesday to allow it to expand its enrollment to meet rising demand.
Hogan vetoes bill limiting Maryland school reforms
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Apr 6, 5:08 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would set standards for identifying low-performing schools and limit the state's options for reforming them.
School scoring bill sent to Hogan, who promises veto
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Mar 29, 4:56 AM: Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday passed legislation establishing parameters for school evaluations that the state school board strongly opposes and Gov. Larry Hogan has promised to veto.
Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms
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Mar 23, 5:30 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to veto a bill moving through the General Assemblythat would prevent the state from enacting controversial reforms for struggling schools that have been championed by the Republican governor and members >
Educators march in Annapolis to promote the Protect Our Schools agenda
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Mar 14, 6:06 AM: Evansky, along with others marching have taken issue with several different measures, including BOOST, which is a private school voucher program.
Hogan’s budget moves to House floor, growth in private school scholarships cut
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Mar 13, 7:15 AM: The longest and most substantial debate occurred over a nearly $5 million cut in Hogan’s proposed funding of the BOOST Program to pay for scholarships of low-income students to private schools, including religious ones.
House committee kills Hogan’s bill on Maryland charter school authority
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Mar 6, 7:01 AM: A House of Delegates committee has killed a flagship item on Gov. Larry Hogan's legislative agenda, turning down a measure setting up a statewide authority to oversee charter schools.
Education groups take stand against increased BOOST funding
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Mar 1, 7:17 AM: State education groups are taking aim at Gov. Larry Hogan's plan to increase spending for public-school students who want a private or non-public school education.
Pugh urges lawmakers to return school board appointments to City Hall
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Feb 22, 6:11 AM: Mayor Catherine Pugh called on state legislators Tuesday to return control of Baltimore school board appointments to City Hall for the first time in 20 years.
Charter school makes case as possibility for former Lincoln Elementary building
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Feb 9, 6:53 AM: Advocates for the charter school want to lease the former Lincoln Elementary School. About 15 staff members, parents and students who spoke at Wednesday’s meeting said the current school building doesn’t have a kitchen, cafeteria or >
Busch, teachers union vow to fight privatization of public schools
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Feb 9, 6:36 AM: In a press conference, House Speaker Michael E. Busch, D-Annapolis, joined Maryland State Education Association President Betty Weller and dozens of General Assembly Democrats to take aim at proposals from Gov. Larry Hogan that >
Maryland Democrats blast Hogan’s education agenda, likening it to Trump’s
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Feb 8, 6:21 AM: Dozens of Democrats joined the state teachers union to decry bills backed by Gov. Larry Hogan that would provide scholarships to private schools and encourage more charter schools in Maryland.
Hogan’s bill to add freedom for charter schools opposed by teachers’ union
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Feb 7, 5:48 AM: Legislation from Gov. Larry Hogan would significantly relax restrictions on Maryland charter schools, but has already drawn strong criticism from the state teachers’ union.
Hogan pitches charter school expansion, again
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Jan 26, 6:19 AM: Republican Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced plans to encourage more charter schools by sidestepping local districts' authority to authorize and fund them.
Report Card Measures Education Spending In Maryland
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Jan 25, 7:46 AM: A report just out gives us a pretty good idea how much money is spent per student at Maryland's public charter schools, compared to traditional schools.
How accessible are Frederick County’s charter schools?
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Jan 23, 7:01 AM: None of the county charter schools — the Classical school, Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School or Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter, all Frederick based — offer busing. The lack of transportation has called into >

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