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Teach For America Responds to Criticism

Co-CEO of Teach For America addresses a drop in applications and criticisms of Teach For America on Wednesday.

Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Hears Bills on School Funding, Free College, Transportation Revenues

Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Hears Bills on School Funding, Free College, Transportation Revenues

A roundup of bills heard Wednesday in the state legislature. Senate Budget and Taxation Committee Hears Bills on School Funding, Free College, Transportation Revenues

Annapolis Roundup

Annapolis Roundup

A roundup of briefs on recent happenings in Annapolis.

In First State of the State Address, Hogan Emphasizes Business, Tax Cuts

In First State of the State Address, Hogan Emphasizes Business, Tax Cuts

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan emphasized a business-friendly environment and tax relief during his State of the State address to the General Assembly on Wednesday.

Maryland State Budget ‘Balanced on the Backs of Our Students’

Maryland State Budget ‘Balanced on the Backs of Our Students’

State legislators and education heavy-hitters gathered at the Maryland State Education Association headquarters in Annapolis Tuesday, rallying for the reversal of Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed $144 million cuts to public education funding.

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of State of the State, Maryland Legislators Have Their Own Ideas About the State

Ahead of this year’s State of the State, legislators from the House of Delegates and the state Senate shared their thoughts on what they expect from Gov. Larry Hogan’s address.

Funding for Higher Education Leaves Maryland’s Community Colleges ‘Squeezed’

Funding for Higher Education Leaves Maryland’s Community Colleges ‘Squeezed’

A provision in a state statute guarantees that each of Maryland’s community colleges receives no less than it did the prior year, but Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year includes plans to reverse that.

Franchot Visits Baltimore City School, Says He Will Advocate for Replacement Building

Franchot Visits Baltimore City School, Says He Will Advocate for Replacement Building

Comptroller Peter Franchot assured staff and students at Graceland Park-O’Donnell Heights Elementary School and the city’s school board that he will push for the funding of a replacement school as he toured the building Friday morning.

Maryland University Chancellor Concerned About High Numbers of Adjunct Faculty, Funding

University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. Kirwan told lawmakers he is concerned about the ratio of full-time to less-costly part-time faculty on campuses, citing the state’s financial situation as a driving force behind the numbers.

Maryland Charter Schools Push for Independence; State Laws Keep Control With Local School Boards

Maryland Charter Schools Push for Independence; State Laws Keep Control With Local School Boards

Maryland’s public charter schools feel stifled under current state laws that keep them under the authorization and governance of local school boards, but the creation of separate charter school boards could cost taxpayers and students much more.