Anne Arundel County School Board of Education considers raising school bus driver wages

The Anne Arundel County School Board of Education votes to increase school bus driver compensation by $5 an hour and offers incentives to maintain and recruit drivers.

Group pushing to reopen Montgomery County Public Schools asks Governor Larry Hogan to intervene

Montgomery County, Maryland – After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its schools reopening plan to modify physical distancing in elementary schools from six feet to three feet, Montgomery County Public Schools reopening group TogetherAgainMCPS urges Governor Larry…

Safety procedures, video monitoring increase in Maryland public schools

Maryland’s public school systems are continuing to ramp up student safety plans — from bus cameras to active shooter drills. Plans include continuing to install security cameras in the hallways and entryways of schools, and putting the most up-to-date school safety training into action.

Maryland lawmakers back sweeping education overhaul plan

WASHINGTON – Maryland’s congressional delegation has voiced strong support for a sweeping plan to reform the state’s educational system. The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education has been investigating how to improve Maryland’s public schools for more than two…

Bill would mandate school time for student physical activity

Legislation that would require 150 minutes of physical activity, including 90 minutes of physical education, a week for elementary school students in Maryland was heard by the House Ways and Means committee on Thursday.

Achievement gaps contribute to Maryland’s fall in education rankings

A Capital News Service analysis of state education data found the achievement gaps were especially pronounced in counties with the highest success rates.

Md. lawmakers announce anti-voucher proposals

As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.

Maryland senators vote against DeVos confirmation

WASHINGTON – Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos on Tuesday was confirmed narrowly by the Senate as the secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence cast an historic, tie-breaking vote, but Maryland’s two senators opposed her, warning she was not qualified. Maryland…

Lack of air conditioning in Baltimore County schools a hot topic on social media

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Hogan, Franchot criticize school construction officials for overspending

In Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot aired serious concerns about state public school construction projects in a heated discussion.