Education

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…

Morgan State University alumnus donates $20 million

Baltimore, MD- Morgan State University recently received a $20 million donation, the largest given by an alumnus. The money will provide scholarships for students who demonstrate financial need. 

Student Organization fights to provide free feminine hygiene products on campus

College Park, MD – Get Ovary It is a student-powered organization at the University of Maryland that works to provide free feminine products to students in bathrooms across campus. After the group’s funding from the university was pulled, the Student…

The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies receives a $9 million gift

College Park, MD – Since the start of the pandemic, TDPS has had to transition most of its classes and events online. The Brin Family, which has a long-standing connection with UMD and a love for the performing arts, recently donated…

Maryland Department of Education approves standardized testing to start in the spring

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.

COVID-19 has affected Maryland schools — at all levels

Learning has changed in Maryland since the coronavirus outbreak. Teachers and students have been forced to turn to online platforms across all education levels due to the closing of classrooms.

Bill would require Maryland colleges to outline course-related fees

A suggestion from the University of Maryland Student Government has led to a bill in the Maryland General Assembly, which would require Maryland universities and colleges to clearly outline free and lower-cost course materials, along with textbook and other fees associated with a course in the catalog.

Maryland lawmaker introduces bill to educate youth on potential risks of gambling

Legislation in the Maryland General Assembly would ask high school health teachers to include the dangers of problem gambling in their curriculum.

Hogan: Fighting Baltimore crime a priority in new Maryland budget

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND — The governor’s 2021 budget will prioritize fighting violent crime in Baltimore, provide “record levels” of education funding and finish paying for a major economic development project. Gov. Larry Hogan, R, released the details of his “Accountability Budget”…

Prices for construction projects spike, likely due to labor shortages

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Some construction projects in Maryland are costing tens of millions of dollars more than original estimates, in large measure because of a lack of skilled trades in the region.  The increase in price for just two large…