Pfizer and BioNTech announced Sept. 20 that a smaller dose of their vaccine was safe for 5- to 11-year-olds, and the FDA set a vaccines advisory committee for Oct. 26 in anticipation of a request for the vaccine’s authorization.
The Maryland State Department of Education moved to authorize standardized testing in the Spring. The testing format will be shorter this year and will only include mathematics and english language arts. Both in-person and virtual learners will be required to do testing.
The bill, sponsored by Del. Alonzo Washington, D- Prince George’s, follows similar legislation in Utah and Oregon.
State House democratic leaders and the Maryland State Education Association say more money is needed to meet the needs of the state’s public school system. They’re asking the General Assembly to support a constitutional amendment that would require all of the state’s proceeds from gambling to go to funding public education.
Caroline County students joined the ranks of Maryland schools celebrating Farm to School Week across the state this week. Students enjoyed both preparing and eating entirely homegrown lunches while learning to support their local businesses.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan added his signature to Comptroller Peter Franchot’s “Let Summer Be Summer” petition Thursday morning, totaling 13,244 people in support of a later start date for public schools.
Marylanders with disabilities, like 20-year-old Troy Baisey, face challenges when they leave behind the public school system.