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High school dropouts: Remote learning during covid put Baltimore students at risk
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Oct 18, 9:45 AM: At 8 a.m. on the last Monday in August, when he would normally have been asleep, Corey Byrd stepped aboard a city bus that creaked to a stop across the street from his grandmother’s West Baltimore rowhouse. He sat near an >
Commentary: Republican legislators: Maryland General Assembly culpable for Baltimore’s public school failures
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Oct 8, 6:01 AM: Every week, it seems, we are hit with yet another headline outlining the latest examples of corruption in the Baltimore City Public School System, which has been failing a tragically large swath of Baltimore’s children for >
EDITORIAL: Baltimore’s ‘ghost’ students show need for school choice
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Sep 20, 9:22 AM: What happened in Baltimore recently is an extreme example of why blindly throwing money into a broken education system won’t increase student achievement.
School board conditionally approves charter for Sabillasville Environmental School
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Sep 9, 1:58 PM: After a lengthy discussion that community members watched with bated breath, the Frederick County Board of Education on Wednesday voted to conditionally approve a charter for the new Sabillasville Environmental School. >
As Sabillasville charter school vote looms, community leaders reflect on ‘emotional roller coaster’
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Sep 8, 3:07 PM: A graduate of the school and the current president of its Parent Teacher Organization, Yocum has become the de facto face of Sabillasville’s fight. And her hundreds of hours of late-night research eventually yielded one >
Probe reveals fraud at Baltimore school
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Sep 7, 3:39 PM: A two-year Baltimore City school system investigation has found that administrators at one city high school schemed to inflate enrollment, pressured teachers to change grades and scheduled students into classes that didn’t >
Nominees to Education Reform Oversight Panel Named
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Sep 2, 11:59 AM: A nominating committee announced nine nominees to an accountability board tasked with ensuring the success of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future education reforms on Wednesday, but one lawmaker contends that they do not >
Baltimore opens 1st new Catholic school in about 60 years
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Sep 1, 12:20 PM: The first new Catholic school built in Baltimore in roughly 60 years opened its doors Monday to hundreds of youngsters, who entered the gleaming new building with a mix of enthusiasm and first-day-back jitters. >
In-person learning returns as enrollment ticks upward in Archdiocese of Baltimore schools
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Aug 30, 11:48 AM: Following an unprecedented academic year that challenged Catholic educators to embrace a hybrid approach to learning – partly in person and partly via videoconferencing – Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore >
Thousands of Maryland students left public schools last year amid COVID. Will they return this fall?
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Aug 20, 3:46 PM: An analysis of data by The Baltimore Sun and Big Local News shows that the state lost 27,000 children between September 2020 and September 2021, at a time when enrollment had been projected to grow. Schools in rural areas >
Charles Co. schools offering online classes to more grades this fall
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Aug 17, 4:48 PM: Eligible high school students were already able to apply to take part in virtual classes this fall. Now, students entering kindergarten through eighth grade are getting that chance.
Anne Arundel school system to request $20 million for HVAC upgrades, maintenance in next round of fe
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Aug 16, 3:36 PM: Anne Arundel County Public Schools will request $20 million to upgrade, maintain and improve filtration in air conditioning systems as part of its request for the third phase of federal Elementary and Secondary School >
Baltimore Teachers Union announces agreement with city schools that includes pay raises
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Aug 13, 11:39 AM: After 25 negotiating sessions the Baltimore Teachers Union on Thursday announced an agreement with city schools that includes pay raises and protects employee healthcare plans and other benefits.
New Catholic school opens in Baltimore as families look for stronger school outcomes
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Aug 9, 9:46 AM: Along Martin Luther King Boulevard, a celebration was held Friday to welcome students to a new school year in the first newly-built school by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in nearly 60 years.
Maryland and Baltimore-area schools leaders say one thing is certain: Classes will be in-person next
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Aug 5, 12:05 PM: Education officials say all Maryland public schools will be open five days a week for in-person classes next school year, despite currently rising coronavirus cases and changing federal guidance on masking.
BOE Rejects Charter School Proposals
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Jul 29, 3:23 PM: Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted against allowing either of two  proposed charter schools to open next year. At this time, the county continues without any charter schools. >
New State Superintendent Urges School Systems to Move the Needle on Learning Loss
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Jul 29, 3:11 PM: All 24 public school systems in Maryland have begun summer programs to help students catch up from learning loss induced by the coronavirus pandemic, but State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury said that it is also >
Fall virtual classes in Maryland have very low enrollment so far
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Jul 28, 2:42 PM: While most public school systems in Maryland will offer virtual options for students in the upcoming school year, it appears that class sizes will be very small. According to the latest figures released Tuesday by the >
Frederick Classical Charter School shares outline of plan to get off probation
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Jul 23, 4:19 PM: In its first public update since being placed on a yearlong probation, Frederick Classical Charter School shared an outline of the county’s plan to restore trust in the school’s governing body on Wednesday. >
Thousands of Baltimore-area students will continue virtual learning this fall
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Jul 23, 3:47 PM: And that's why school systems have expanded their virtual learning programs for the entire upcoming academic year. Baltimore County administrators said they're committed to meeting the needs of students both in-person and >

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