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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 >
Some Baltimore-area school districts are not planning to require masks this fall, leaving choice to
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Jul 19, 12:16 PM: Whether students will be wearing masks on the first day back to school in the fall is more likely to be determined by the preferences of their parents and the district where their school is located than on current public >
WCPS to open first all online school
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Jun 15, 6:57 AM: The Academy of Blended Learning Education (ABLE) will be based at the former Funkstown Elementary School and is open to all students kindergarten through 12th grade who thrived, enjoyed and did well with online teaching >
Leaked documents show Baltimore high schoolers perform math, reading at grade school level
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Jun 3, 7:29 AM: An alarming discovery out of Baltimore City Schools. Project Baltimore has obtained student assessment data that North Avenue does not release publicly. That data shows some students who could soon graduate, are performing >
Anne Arundel schools winnow hybrid waitlist by thousands, halts virtual testimony
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Jun 3, 5:59 AM: A month ago more than 19,000 students were in limbo, waiting to hear from Anne Arundel County Public Schools about whether they could attend hybrid learning either four or two days a week. Wednesday, Superintendent George >
Maryland state school board chooses San Antonio administrator as next superintendent
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May 28, 5:53 AM: Mohammed Choudhury, a San Antonio public school administrator with a record of trying creative solutions to improve schools, was chosen Thursday as Maryland’s next state school superintendent.

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