Education reform panel resists Hogan’s diversity request

The current nominees for the seven members of the education reform panel do not represent Latino communities, the Eastern Shore, Western Maryland or any other rural jurisdictions. Gov. Larry Hogan’s request to reopen the application process to more accurately reflect the student population has not been addressed yet.

Frederick County Public Schools creates program for incoming Kindergartners

Frederick Co., MD-The Rising Kindergarten program will take place this summer in elementary schools all over Frederick County, Maryland. This aims to help rising kindergarten students adjust to being in the classroom after online learning. 

Maryland begins statewide effort to lessen digital divide

With federal funds and expansion of a former regional office to a statewide entity, Maryland takes steps to close the digital divide in the state.

Maryland college students seek mental health help amid COVID-19 pandemic

College students have struggled with mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. School counseling centers have adjusted their services to fulfil the needs of students in an online environment. Students shared their experiences with the struggles and benefits of online mental health services, including their accessibility and effectiveness.

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.