Biden’s COVID relief plan includes $130 billion to help schools reopen

President Joe Biden’s $130 billion school reopening plan focuses on making schools safer for teachers and students, although returning to school remains a contentious and difficult issue. Reopening the majority of K-8 schools within his first 100 days in office…

Many Maryland schools set to reopen Monday

Many of Maryland’s most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan’s push to reopen schools by March 1.

Pandemic-inspired Maryland bill would redirect student funds toward school of choice

After Maryland Democrats successfully pushed through a multi-billion dollar education reform bill last week, one Republican lawmaker has proposed pandemic-related education legislation of her own.

Taskforce will study college students’ mental healthcare access

College students report depression, anxiety, and related symptoms at a significantly higher rate during COVID-19; a task force to study mental healthcare access at Maryland colleges looks to address this.

Kirwan education veto expected to be overturned this week

The veto of a multi-billion dollar education bill in Maryland may be overridden this week, along with tax increases to fund it, as the state Legislature is expected to take up the three related bills by Friday.

Recovery, health funding highlight fiscal year 2022 budget

A boost to healthcare funding amongst the COVID-19 pandemic and another record increase in education top the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022.

Maryland legislation would help school children with seizures

Brynleigh’s Act, cross filed in the house and senate, aims to increase awareness about seizures — and help schoolchildren when one happens.

Gambling risks for youth may be taught in Md. high schools

Maryland high schools may soon be required to adopt a curriculum on gambling addiction, depending on the fate of one bill in the state legislature.

Governor Hogan calls Maryland spending proposal an ‘economic recovery budget’

Gov. Larry Hogan presents his budget for Fiscal Year 2022 over the backdrop of the raging Coronavirus pandemic. The budget is designed to provided needed relief for Maryland residents while still providing robust funding for several key programs.

Bill would require Maryland colleges to outline course-related fees

A suggestion from the University of Maryland Student Government has led to a bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which would require Maryland universities and colleges to clearly outline free and lower-cost course materials, along with textbook and other fees associated with a course in the catalog.

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