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. 

Hogan and Jealous square off in lone debate

Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous, on Monday painted starkly different portraits of both each other and the direction they would take the state in the lone debate of the 2018 Maryland governor’s race.

Maryland bills would ban, study early childhood suspensions

Students of color and students with disabilities in prekindergarten through second grade are disproportionately suspended at a higher rate than their peers, according to a state schools report.

As Head Start Turns 50, Future of Program and Its Effectiveness Debated

Head Start is 50 years old this month, but the federal early-education program’s effectiveness and costs remain controversial among policymakers.

Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh In On Education Plans

Maryland gubernatorial candidates have a variety of strategies for the future of pre-kindergarten and other state education issues.

Gov. O’Malley Signs More Than 100 Bills, Including Pre-K Expansion

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more than 100 bills into law Tuesday, including a pre-K expansion and a law ending the practice of holding the owners of pit bulls to a different liability standard.

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.

Lieutenant Governor Proposes $4.3 Million Expansion of Pre-K

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced a $4.3 million expansion of prekindergarten to add an additional 1,600 children from a broader economic base, packaged with Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget proposal.

Maryland’s Achievement Gap Addressed by Democrats in Gubernatorial Race

Eliminating the achievement gap has become the center of discussion for Maryland’s 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

Democrats Focus on Pre-K Expansion in Gubernatorial Race

Democratic candidates for the governor’s mansion are making the education of Maryland’s youngest citizens a priority, calling for expanded pre-K schooling