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ASPIRA Academy completes final expansion
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Sep 13, 7:01 AM: The charter school has now taken over the sportplex’s space and added a second floor, along with a kitchen, gym, auditorium and outdoor learning space. The building’s facade has received an upgrade too, wiping away all >
Teachers union, city schools officials head to arbitration over layoffs
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Aug 22, 6:40 AM: The Baltimore Teachers Union and school district lawyers are scheduled to meet next month to discuss grievances filed by union leaders over the district’s handling of layoffs of teachers and classroom aides earlier this >
Maryland, Baltimore education officials will collaborate to help city's worst performing schools
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Jul 27, 7:03 AM: Maryland education officials will meet with administrators of the 20 worst performing schools in Baltimore over two days next week to find ways to turn them around.
Court of Appeals ruling paves way for more funding for Frederick Classical Charter
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Jul 19, 7:22 AM: A recent decision by the state’s highest court could ultimately require the county to provide Frederick Classical Charter School with more than $100,000 in funding.
City gets state approval for plan to turn around failing schools
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Jul 19, 6:10 AM: For the first time in a long time, the focus on Baltimore City is not of finances, but rather how to improve failing schools. The stamp of approval came Tuesday from the state Board of Education during its monthly >
Maryland state school board eyes possible loophole in governor's order on school calendars
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Jul 19, 6:02 AM: When Gov. Larry Hogan tightened his executive order to start all public schools after Labor Day, he blocked some educators from wiggling out of the mandate by seeking waivers. But members of the state school board may have >
Public charter schools get equal transportation funding, Md. high court says
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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
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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
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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
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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 
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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
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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
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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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.

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Maryland lawmakers OK bills to change Baltimore school board, give free rides to students
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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.

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