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Md. survey shows distance learning disparities, but hardest-hit school districts aren’t revealed
Jun 2, 6:29 AM: As many as 15% of students in at least one Maryland county have not participated in distance learning in any form since schools were closed down in mid-March.
Maryland Gov. Hogan’s veto of school funding plan hurts our children’s futures
May 29, 8:14 AM: Maryland has an unfortunate history of failing our children when times get tough. In 2002, the General Assembly adopted the “Thornton formula” and invested $3.2 billion to ensure schools had the resources necessary to >
In Montgomery County, schools and parents clash over how much teachers and students are connecting
May 20, 6:43 AM: The first sound of a teacher’s voice leading a lesson, he said, came about six weeks into the school closures. Even now, he said, his 12-year-old daughter’s teachers mostly post assignments and recorded materials, leaving >
Opinion: Should online charter schools remain illegal?
May 19, 7:11 AM: At a time when parents are wondering if and when regular school will begin and what options they’ll have if it doesn’t, it seems fair to say that allowing online charter schools in Maryland isn’t just an idea whose time >
After online learning flopped, Fairfax schools switched to Google. More virtual harassment followed.
May 18, 6:54 AM: The incident is only the latest snarl in Fairfax’s troubled rollout of online learning, which began in mid-April when the sprawling Northern Virginia system tried to launch a learning platform called Blackboard. That >
Opinion: After the coronavirus, our schools can do more than just catch up
May 15, 8:54 AM: This crisis might just be the perfect time to think outside of education’s proverbial box. We have an opportunity for a broad discussion about fundamentally reforming our school calendar. Long summer breaks might have made >
Use Hogan’s veto to improve education bill | COMMENTARY
May 14, 7:47 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the landmark Blueprint for Maryland’s Future bill to reform public schools is not as big a deal and blow as it may appear.
Parents Frustrated with BCPS Distance Learning Shortfalls
May 12, 6:34 AM: With schools closed for the remainder of the year, frustration is growing among Baltimore County parents who say the school system has botched its response to the shutdown. It’s been nearly two months since Maryland >
Citing economic hit from coronavirus, Gov. Hogan vetoes legislation to improve Maryland schools, allows Pimlico bill to become law
May 8, 8:31 AM: Citing the massive hit on Maryland’s economy from the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday vetoed several pieces of high-profile legislation that required additional spending ― including a sweeping overhaul >
Maryland’s long-planned, $4 billion schools overhaul in jeopardy because of pandemic
May 7, 7:57 AM: In mid-March, Maryland’s two legislative leaders solemnly met to do triage. What must they rescue before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the General Assembly
About 3,500 students still haven’t connected to Google Classroom; the majority are in Annapolis, Glen Burnie clusters
Apr 29, 6:22 AM: There are about 3,500 Anne Arundel County students — mostly in the Annapolis cluster — who still have not logged onto Google Classroom as the school system continues online learning, Superintendent George Arlotto said >
Opinion: End the digital divide. Our children are being left behind.
Apr 24, 8:07 AM: Removing systematic barriers to education is a national emergency every day, but now the urgency is as great as ever before. In these trying times, we are already seeing what happens when we don’t answer the call when an >
Editorial: A slow start to coronavirus distance-learning for schools in Maryland
Apr 23, 5:48 AM: We understand that online education is never going to be as good as classroom learning, particularly for kids who were struggling before now, and that there are enormous difficulties in pulling together meaningful programs >
"I think this is an opportunity": Baltimore City Charter School Hasn't Missed One Day
Apr 16, 7:32 AM: Maryland schools have been closed for more than four weeks, and the shutdown is forcing them to reinvent the way they educate students. Distance learning has come with a major learning curve. But one school in Baltimore >
Opinion: Teachers’ unions share responsibility for mediocre distance education
Apr 6, 7:15 AM: The unions are now tolerating the spread of distance education provided that no substantial resources are diverted from their members and they retain a veto over competitive threats. But in the past, such provisos have led >
Our View: Flexibility key for school system, realistic expectations key for parents, as distance learning begins
Apr 2, 6:10 AM: There is no precedent for what public school systems across Maryland, and across the entire country, are trying to do in reaction to schools being closed as part of the many measures being taken to slow the spread of the >
Montgomery County schools launch remote learning: ‘It will be chaotic’
Mar 30, 7:12 AM: Days after handing out more than 40,000 loaner laptops to students in need, Montgomery County schools begin distance education this week — a learning experiment like never before in one of the nation’s largest and most >
Maryland lawmakers give final OK to sweeping education bill as early adjournment looms
Mar 18, 5:46 AM: Maryland lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday night to a sweeping education reform bill designed to restore the state’s public schools to among the best in the nation.
Maryland Senate passes sweeping schools reform bill with amendments that would halt plan in bad economy
Mar 17, 5:16 AM: After hours of debate, Maryland’s Senate late Monday night passed an ambitious, expensive overhaul of the state’s public schools, but only after amending the bill to halt the plan in the event of an economic downturn or if >
Poverty, wealth, fairness: Where should students go to school?
Mar 9, 8:32 AM: In a Maryland school system touted as one of the nation’s largest and most diverse, Janelle Wong’s daughter goes to an elementary school that is mostly white, in a prosperous suburb, with few students affected by poverty. >



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