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Charters face estimated $5.5 million cut in proposed Baltimore schools budget
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Ruling returns charter schools lawsuit against Baltimore to circuit court
Dec 20, 6:14 AM: A ruling by the Maryland court of appeals has breathed new life into a lawsuit filed by a group of Baltimore charter school operators who have long alleged that the district's funding formula for charters violates state >
Monocacy Valley Montessori gets 10-year charter renewal
Dec 18, 6:56 AM: The Board of Education has waived its policy on charter school renewal terms for a second time to give Monocacy Valley Montessori a new 10-year charter.
Prince George’s Teachers’ Union Critical of School Board Structure
Dec 14, 7:26 AM: The Prince George’s County teachers’ union is railing against the current 13-member school board structure, particularly the appointment of three members by the county executive and another person by County Council. >
Charter school seeks 10-year charter renewal
Dec 5, 7:20 AM: The school is requesting a 10-year charter renewal, which would require the county’s Board of Education to waive its policy of five-year charter terms. The board will vote on whether to renew in December, and then will >
At one Baltimore public charter school, there's always time for a check-up
Nov 29, 7:19 AM: That's because KIPP is home to the Rales Health Center, a Johns Hopkins-administered program combining traditional school health services with an enhanced model that includes services such as check-ups, sports physicals, >
Community members speak in defense of city schools recommended for closure
Nov 29, 7:10 AM: Standing outside the Baltimore city school district headquarters Tuesday, dozens of students and parents protested the recommended closure of William Pinderhughes Elementary/Middle School.



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