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Last to return in Maryland, Prince George’s County opens its schools
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Apr 9, 8:07 AM: Schools in Prince George’s County became the last in Maryland to reopen for in-person instruction Thursday, with 29,000 students part of the first wave of a week-long return to classrooms that were empty for almost 13 >
Parents raise questions about the state of city schools
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Apr 7, 5:50 AM: Parents of city school students will not be able to testify at Thursday nights hearing of the city council's Education and Youth Committee.
GOP lawmaker wants permanent online option for Maryland public school students
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Mar 25, 5:45 AM: Online learning has been difficult for many students, but for other families the virtual educational sphere has worked, and that option would be offered to all Maryland public school students under a Republican-backed plan >
Opinion: Educational Freedom is the Future
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Mar 24, 8:17 AM: Students from the community of South Baltimore and across the country have been negatively affected by residential assignment repercussions and a lack of school choice for far too long. It is time for my generation to put >
Opinion: Teaching is a vocation. So COVID couldn't stop our Catholic school from serving students.
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Mar 15, 7:09 AM: There has definitely been a learning curve for our staff. They have had to adjust to teaching students who are seated in their classroom while also having the other half of the students in a Zoom room. All the while our >
What will be the bang for Maryland’s new education bucks?| COMMENTARY
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Mar 15, 6:08 AM: To make this happen, the General Assembly must withstand the pressure to scatter the money around quickly to satisfy competing program providers. Rather, legislators should follow the science about how to get the most bang >
‘I almost gave up’: A year in the life of Maryland students during the pandemic
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Mar 12, 7:24 AM: The Baltimore Sun interviewed more than a dozen students, ages 8 to 18, about their year of learning in a pandemic. Brothers from Frederick County were sent to relatives in Montana so they could attend high school in >
Maryland Teacher Union Gets to Keep Fees Collected in Good Faith
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Mar 9, 7:16 AM: Public-sector teachers’ unions defeated a bid to refund “representation fees” paid by Maryland teachers who chose not to join the union before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled such fees are barred because the unions acted in >
Teachers union’s drive-in protest draws hundreds opposed to MCPS reopening plan
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Feb 25, 8:49 AM: Hundreds attended car rally on Tuesday near Montgomery County Public Schools' headquarter in Rockville to protest the school system's reopening plan. About 700 students are scheduled to return to in-person learning on >
Editorial: Maryland bill seeks to use the pandemic to gut public school funding, transfer money to private schools
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Feb 22, 6:10 AM: When it comes to public education, it sometimes seems as if there are two distinct camps: those who are generally supportive of public schools, recognize that they are vital to the collective well-being of the country, and >
Bill would redirect student funds toward school of choice
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Feb 18, 6:09 AM: After Maryland Democrats successfully pushed through a multi-billion dollar education reform bill last week, one Republican lawmaker has proposed pandemic-related education legislation of her own HB0939, introduced by Del. >
Pandemic-Inspired Bill Would Redirect Student Funds Toward School Of Choice
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Feb 17, 6:46 AM: After Maryland Democrats successfully pushed through a multi-billion dollar education reform bill last week, one Republican lawmaker has proposed pandemic-related education legislation of her own.
‘I'm failing my child' | School districts struggle to find missing students not logging into virtual class
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Feb 16, 7:04 AM: For some students in our area, virtual learning means no learning. School districts are seeing a drop in attendance because many kids are not logging into their virtual classrooms.
Anne Arundel teachers union plans car caravan protest ahead of school board vote on fiscal 2022 budget
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Feb 15, 9:53 AM: The Teachers Association of Anne Arundel County has planned a car caravan to voice their demands for a safer school reopening and “equitable, fair” salaries ahead of the approval of the fiscal year 2022 budget this week. >
With Maryland schools planning to reopen, teacher unions say classrooms aren’t safe enough yet from coronavirus
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Feb 15, 9:49 AM:

As many Maryland school districts prepare to return to classrooms for the first time in nearly a year, local teachers unions are staring down a deadline with a decision: How hard should they push back against reopening >

Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax
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Feb 9, 8:12 AM: The Maryland General Assembly is poised this week to override several landmark bills that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) rejected last year, including a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the state’s public education system and two >
Educational Crisis: Educator Sees Achievement Gap Widen From Virtual Learning
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Feb 2, 7:06 AM: A Baltimore County educator says students are falling behind at a concerning rate due to virtual learning.
Md. teachers’ union pushes back on Hogan’s call to return to in-person classes
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Jan 27, 9:09 AM: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said last week that he wants students back in the classroom by March 1. Now, Maryland’s teachers’ union is pushing back on that start date, calling it arbitrary.
Md. education officials study ways to help students who fell behind during online learning
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Jan 26, 7:21 AM: Maryland state education officials are trying to determine the best ways for school districts to help students who may have fallen behind during online learning.
As COVID-19 cases surge, Montgomery County school board delays reopening until March
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Jan 13, 7:02 AM: It has been 305 days since MCPS students were last in schools for regular in-person classes.

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