Public school enrollment decreases during pandemic

As public schools in Maryland and across the country saw a decline in enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling and private school enrollment rates increased as parents grew dissatisfied with virtual instruction and, later on, mask and potential vaccine mandates.

Steny Hoyer sees experience as his advantage

GREENBELT, Maryland – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, doesn’t seem especially concerned about his reelection next year. “My strategy for reelection is to continue to do a job everyday that people will see and appreciate,” he told Capital News…

Maryland schools need more physical education, lawmaker says

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A bill working its way through the General Assembly would mandate more physical education time for elementary school students.

Maryland struggles to retain young, qualified teachers

Maryland schools are often touted as some of the best in the country, but beneath the surface, it is becoming increasingly difficult to retain experienced teachers during the first few years into the profession despite receiving relatively high pay among teachers nationwide.

PARCC Results Show More Than Half of Maryland Students Not College or Career Ready

BALTIMORE – Maryland State Department of Education releases the results of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today, and the scores are disappointing.

Maryland State Department of Education launches education campaign for heroin prevention

Students in a Law and Public Policy Magnet program at Towson High School presented a new approach to combating heroin and opioid addiction, which led to the launch of a statewide campaign on Thursday.

Autonomy Of Local Schools Uncertain

Local schools have struggled to remain autonomous with binding regulations coming from the state and federal education departments.

Pre-K Expansion Bill Passes General Assembly

The General Assembly passed a bill Friday that would expand prekindergarten in Maryland to an additional 1,600 students.

Average Maryland Teacher Sees Drop In Salary

Despite an increased workload as a result of the Common Core State Standards, Maryland teachers have seen a dip in their average salary since 2009.

Students With Rigorous Schedules Unaffected By Common Core

While Common Core may a controversial topic for lawmakers and parents, most students, especially those with rigorous schedules, do not notice the new standards.