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Public charter schools get equal transportation funding, Md. high court says
Jul 18, 7:43 AM: Maryland’s public charter schools are entitled to the same level of transportation funding that public non-charter school students receive in the same county, a divided Maryland high court has held.
Low income student population at St. Mary's charter school projected to increase
Jul 5, 7:25 AM: Chesapeake Public Charter School officials hit their goal of increasing representation of students from low-income families, projecting an increase of 3.3 percent for the upcoming school year.
Experiment seeks to transform troubled Baltimore schools as federal grants end
Jul 5, 6:03 AM: Such troubles led school district administrators to take drastic action after the school year ended in June. They made all the teachers reapply for their jobs — then transferred almost everyone out. They also enrolled Mary >
Knocking on doors to lure Baltimore kids back to school
Jul 3, 7:42 AM: Forty members of the Baltimore Teachers Union have deployed across Baltimore for five weeks this summer to shore up school enrollment. More than 1,000 students dropped out or transferred to other school districts last >
Maryland school board to vote on rating system for schools 
Jun 27, 7:56 AM: Every public school in Maryland will get an official rating starting next school year under a system the state school board plans to vote on Tuesday morning.
New educational lessons Baltimore schools could learn
Jun 27, 6:57 AM: Project Baltimore recently traveled to Miami and toured the City of Hialeah Educational Academy, which has established a national reputation for success. We wanted to know what makes it different.
Pitbull considering opening SLAM charter school in Baltimore
Jun 23, 7:39 AM: Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM) schools exist nationwide, including in Miami and Atlanta , with a 96 percent graduation rate.
Hogan appoints four new members to Maryland state school board 
Jun 23, 7:22 AM: Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed four new state school board members, whose stated support for school charters and more stringent academic accountability reflects the governors own thinking on education.
Baltimore teachers hit the streets to raise enrollment
Jun 22, 7:51 AM: Baltimore teachers are hitting the streets to try to increase school enrollment. The effort, which started earlier this week, is part of the B-3 Program, an initiative launched by the Baltimore Teachers Union and the >
Baltimore teachers launch first-ever campaign to stem tide of enrollment decline
Jun 19, 7:22 AM: Faced with a shrinking student population and decreased state funding, Baltimore teachers are launching a city-wide enrollment drive.
Graduation ceremony a final first for Newark Charter’s inaugural senior class
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 >
Hogan signs bill creating Anne Arundel elected school board
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 >
After Pre-K, Baltimore City kids more prepared for kindergarten than average MD students (CER in the news)
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
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
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
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
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
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 >
Educators march in Annapolis to promote the Protect Our Schools agenda
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
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. >



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