Archive for 'Education'

Hogan’s Budget Bill Maintains Governor’s Funding Priorities

Hogan’s Budget Bill Maintains Governor’s Funding Priorities

Gov. Larry Hogan's Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2015, a bill that includes 32 pages of various funding initiatives -- on spending, tax, and mandate cuts, as well as fund transfers -- had its first hearing Tuesday.

Frederick’s Treeva Gibson on NBC’s “The Voice”

Frederick’s Treeva Gibson on NBC’s “The Voice”

Frederick County resident 16-year-old Treeva Gibson wowed the judges in her recent blind audition for NBC's "The Voice." And now she's hoping to go all the way in the competition.

Prince George’s County Celebrates Anti-Truancy Pilot Program

Prince George’s County Celebrates Anti-Truancy Pilot Program

Student attendance is a big problem at many schools in Prince George's County but a new initiative is helping to turn that problem around

Maryland School Systems Grapple with Influx of Central American  Minors

Maryland School Systems Grapple with Influx of Central American Minors

Since August, most Central American "unaccompanied minors" who came to Maryland over the summer — often to escape gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — moved into Prince George's and Montgomery counties. School systems say they need more mental health and family counseling to respond to many students' trauma.

UMBC’s Choice Program is Helping Teens Get on Track

UMBC’s Choice Program is Helping Teens Get on Track

Imhotep Simba and Abdul Brannum may have had a brush with the law, but now they're turning their lives around thanks to UMBC's Choice Program that gives troubled teens new opportunities.

Inaugural Maryland STEM Festival Announces Week-Long Launch Date

Inaugural Maryland STEM Festival Announces Week-Long Launch Date

STEM education is about to get a lot more fun with the first ever statewide Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival that's hoping to turn today's students into tomorrow's innovators.

Governor Hogan Faces His First Board of Public Works

Governor Hogan Faces His First Board of Public Works

Governor Larry Hogan's first Board of Public Works meeting was highlighted by talks on school maintenance and funding.

“The Next MacGyver” Aims To Attract More Women to Engineering

“The Next MacGyver” Aims To Attract More Women to Engineering

A group of engineers and Hollywood producers hopes a show featuring a MacGyver-type lead female character will inspire girls to pursue engineering career paths.