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The Radical Self-Reliance of Black Homeschooling
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May 18, 7:09 AM: Racial inequality in Baltimore’s public schools is in part the byproduct of long-standing neglect. In a system in which eight out of 10 studentsare black, broken heaters forced students to learn in frigid temperatures this >
Charter school grant could mean more open seats in Anne Arundel County
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May 17, 5:03 AM: Maryland is set to give away millions of dollars to groups hoping to start or expand public charter schools.
Baltimore charter school leaders feel shortchanged in next year's budget
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May 16, 5:35 AM: Those who run the three dozen charter schools in Baltimore City say they are being shortchanged in next year's budget.
Opinion: Who wants to run this ‘exceptionally messy’ school system?
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May 9, 5:09 AM: What has made Prince George’s “exceptionally messy,” in the words of one national educational policy expert to The Post’s Donna St. George, are long-standing political tensions centered on issues of school governance. >
Archdiocese of Baltimore plans to build first new Catholic school in city in more than 50 years
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May 1, 5:53 AM: In recent years, Caine said, enrollment in the system has stabilized. Part of that can be attributed to a voucher program Gov. Larry Hogan launched in 2016, called Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today. >
Baker’s public schools takeover: Achievement or Achilles’ heel?
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May 1, 5:44 AM: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III took the bold step five years ago of asking state lawmakers to make him responsible for the county’s educational system, convinced that students needed better options >
Charters face estimated $5.5 million cut in proposed Baltimore schools budget
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Apr 27, 7:07 AM: The district’s recently unveiled budget proposal cuts roughly $5.5 million from its 34 charter schools. For Hampstead Hill, which enrolls about 800 students in pre-kindergarden through eighth grade, it would mean a loss of >
Baltimore County school board votes to make Verletta White the next superintendent
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Apr 19, 5:40 AM: The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to make Verletta White its permanent superintendent, following months of stalemate.
Newark Charter leadership students look to improve the community with their capstone projects
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Mar 22, 5:54 AM: The pathway focuses on building leadership skills and learning about current economic, political, social and environmental issues. For the capstone project, students are required to study a problem facing the community and >
Hogan's nonpublic schools funding gets 'BOOST' from students
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Mar 14, 5:23 AM: Hundreds of private school students, faculty, parents and supporters piled onto Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday for a rally to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s funding for nonpublic schools.
City Schools Investigation confirms grades “rounded-up” to pass students (CER in the news)
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Mar 13, 7:06 AM: Buried in a footnote, the investigator confirms an “unwritten practice” of rounding-up failing grades of 58% or 59% to 60% to pass students. This unwritten practice isn’t happening just at NACA II, according to the report, >
School choice advocate seeking spot on Board of Education
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Mar 12, 4:58 AM: Fischer-Wyrick would like to see more options for student to choose which school they attend. Currently, students’ choices are limited to their district school, a private school or a public charter school should they be >
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 >
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 >
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.

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