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Baltimore City Public Schools. The 2021-22 school year is an exciting frontier for the students, families, and staff of Baltimore City Public Schools. For the first time in more than a year, the

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D.C. Schools Go Virtual

(4 days ago) D.C. schools are going virtual in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19, requiring students, parents and teachers, like veteran instructor Nia Freeman (pictured), to adjust to online

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Our City schools are suffering. This is a call to

(7 days ago) He is a community leader, public servant and lifelong resident of Baltimore City. He is a proud graduate of MERVO High School and St. Mary’s College of …

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#WordinBlack: Here’s what school mask mandates look …

(6 days ago) Vermont is an interesting case because, having reached an 80% vaccination status, schools can no longer require masking for any student, even the …

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The State of Baltimore Schools

(2 days ago) By John Schmid, Special to the AFRO Sen. Cory V. McCray (D45) hosted a meeting, Nov. 5, of parents, educators and politicians for a discussion about the state of …

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Jab or Job: Teachers stay strong on fight over vaccine

(Just Now) Several schools in the city are dealing with overcrowding. “Unvaccinated teachers are not a danger to the schools that they work in,” Kane said. “We have implemented multiple layers of

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#WordinBlack: Things parents should know sending their

(8 days ago) Finally, most schools do not have automatic sinks or dryers. So, students should consider using paper towels to turn handles off and on and opening doors after washing their hands for …

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PGCPS To Start Classes Virtually

(Just Now) PGCPS To Start Classes Virtually. Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will open the 2020-2021 school year in a virtual learning environment where students will be …

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$400,000 Given To Restore 1925 African American School …

(4 days ago) St. George Rosenwald School (Photo/Google Maps) The school was one of about 5,000 across the nation and 500 schools across the state built …

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COVID safety, deaths cloud school year for parents Afro

(7 days ago) Additionally, schools of all grade levels across the nation temporarily closed due to outbreaks among students and staff. School districts in Washington and Ohio, among others, have shifted to

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Prince George's County Public Schools stays with mask

(8 days ago) Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will continue a safety-first strategy as officials prepare to welcome students back to school in the midst of …

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Prince George’s County Focuses on Foster Kids Afro

(6 days ago) Over 127,000 children, many dealing with challenges including homelessness, drug abuse, and cyber bullying, attend Prince George’s County Public Schools. There are 479 children in …

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Op-ed: Back to school: What history teaches us about

(8 days ago) While this is a significant component of schooling, one that Douglass argued is crucial, it is not the only thing taught in schools. Douglass believed that “education…means emancipation.”

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Maryland Extends School Closings Through May 15 Due To

(2 days ago) Maryland is keeping schools closed through May 15 in response to the coronavirus, the state’s superintendent of schools announced April 17. Schools for nearly 900,000 students in K-12 in

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#WordinBlack: Plateaued public school enrollment will

(4 days ago) By Maya Pottiger. Enrollment in public schools has been steady for years, but a variety of factors have caused that number to start falling. The first, of course, is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Racism Raises its Head in Howard County Schools

(Just Now) Racism Raises its Head in Howard County Schools. By. Special to the AFRO. -. November 29, 2016. 2871. (Updated 12/14/2016) I am concerned that …

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#WordinBlack: DCPS parents and schools test in-person

(8 days ago) The DC Public Schools Summer Acceleration Academies is completing short one-to-four week sessions between now and early August. The summer …

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Media Advisory: Governor, Comptroller to Make Major

(2 days ago) Governor, Comptroller to Make Major Announcement Regarding Maryland Public Schools’ Starting Date Hogan and Franchot will hold press conference Wednesday in Ocean City WHO: Governor Larry Hogan

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A Call to Community on a New School Year

(8 days ago) Dr. Sonja Santelises is CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools. The opinions on this page are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the …

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Gloomy concerns for back to school Afro

(2 days ago) Gloomy concerns for back to school. While there is excitement about children reuniting with friends and teachers in person, some parents and members of the School Board alike are concerned about

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Disparities in discipline still plaguing public school

(Just Now) Disparities in discipline still plaguing public school systems. In a school year devastated by a pandemic, African American and marginalized students are being disciplined at higher rates than

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#WordinBlack: Transportation issues and hot classrooms

(Just Now) Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) did indeed return to “normal” this week, as the first day of classes ended in mid-day dismissals for hundreds of students due to a lack of air conditioning.

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School Year Opens to Potential Rough Start

(1 days ago) On the eve of the first day of classes for Prince George’s County Schools, parents, administrators, and the larger community remain optimistic that the …

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Maryland Governor Authorizes All State Schools to Reopen

(6 days ago) Just one week after hitting a milestone for decreased coronavirus cases, Governor Larry Hogan has authorized all schools to reopen in Maryland. The …

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Schools weighing whether to seat students closer

(5 days ago) Schools will also use larger rooms and outdoor spaces to keep students at a safe distance, he said. In some states that already allow 3-feet spacing, schools say they have seen no …

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Former DCPS Teacher on Layoffs: ‘It’s Criminal’ Afro

(5 days ago) By Aya Elamroussi, Special to the AFRO When D.C. Public Schools fired third-grade teacher Jeff Canady in 2009, he couldn’t leave the District and look for …

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Parents Face the Challenges of School Closures

(4 days ago) According to information released by the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), all students will start Fall 2020 learning at home. “This will apply for all grades, pre-k through 12th, and

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Children’s Defense Fund preparing to open summer

(1 days ago) Children’s Defense Fund preparing to open summer Freedom Schools. “Freedom Schools are not just culturally responsive, but we invest in young people – …

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My kids’ school won’t reinstate masks despite a recent

(6 days ago) Cobb County Schools did not directly address ProPublica’s questions about how the district would distinguish point of contact or if there was a …

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Schools Scramble to Feed Students After Coronavirus

(8 days ago) While schools across the U.S. close their doors to try to prevent the spread of the new virus, they’re cobbling together arrangements for grab-and-go lunch bags or setting up delivery routes.

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Former Baltimore City Public School Superintendant

(4 days ago) Leaving behind a legacy that has forever changed the face of the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPS), former superintendent Dr. John Crew passed away Nov. 19 at FutureCare Lochearn after a

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Maryland State Board will require public school students

(6 days ago) The State Board passed a unanimous resolution in April requiring all schools to return to in-person instruction in Fall 2021. New State School Board Superintendent Mohammed Choudrey, is …

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Free breakfast and lunch meals to be offered to all BCPS

(3 days ago) Towson, MD – The Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Food and Nutrition Services will offer all students attending BCPS schools free …

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#WordInBlack: Pandemic magnifies education inequality for

(1 days ago) To remix the old adage goes, when White schools get a cold, Black schools get the flu. Batchelor said the solution is a major intentional work within the communities.

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Alabama seeks to purge racist sections of constitution Afro

(2 days ago) 5 hours ago · It also allowed for elected officials to intervene in schools for the “preservation of peace and order.” Peace and order was a phrase used as a justification for fighting integration efforts.

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#WordinBlack: Public school parents highlight

(Just Now) In total, City Schools has reported that 25 schools still did not have air conditioning as of June 14. Valerie Grays is a 58-year-old Baltimore native who believes the pandemic has exposed key

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Serena Williams Builds Schools in Jamaica, Africa Afro

(Just Now) Williams built the Marsh Elementary through a partnership with the nonprofit Helping Hands Jamaica, while the schools in Africa were in conjunction with …

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#WordinBlack: Policing in schools: How Black, Brown

(Just Now) #WordinBlack: Policing in schools: How Black, Brown, Indigenous and students with disabilities are criminalized at higher rates. In 46 states, Black …

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Students tackle virtual learning and loneliness

(3 days ago) Similar to Bradley, Aaliyah Ramsey, a 7th grader of Baltimore County Public Schools, said she prefers learning in a brick-and-mortar building over the distance learning she has now endured for

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DCPS Announces Delay in School Reopening after

(Just Now) By Micha Green AFRO D.C. Editor [email protected]com One week before District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) was scheduled to allow eligible elementary students to return to buildings for in-person

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Monica Goldson Takes Helm of Prince George’s

(6 days ago) By Brigette White, Special to the AFRO Dr. Monica Goldson is the new acting schools Chief Executive Officer of the Prince George’s County School Board, the …

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New Leader of Baltimore Teachers Union Afro

(9 days ago) By AFRO Staff. The American Federation of Teachers on July 10 affirmed the results of the Baltimore Teachers Union’s May elections. The decision officially ushers in middle school teacher

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DCPS Announces 2019 Principal and Teacher of the Year Afro

(1 days ago) As schools are closely approaching the beginning of winter break, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and other District officials surprised District of Columbia Public …

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Examining the ‘Jim Crow Experience in Baltimore’

(7 days ago) Homana, the executive producer was inspired to begin the project after a classroom visit by Evelyn J. Chatmon, the first Black woman Assistant Superintendent for Baltimore County Schools.

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Court Revives Suit Over Mississippi School Funding

(2 days ago) The lawsuit also said that schools attended by the plaintiffs’ children had wet ceilings, chipping paint and inexperienced teachers, compared to the other schools with extensive resources and

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Howard U, 1 of 4 HBCU med schools to receive Am Cancer Soc

(Just Now) Howard U, 1 of 4 HBCU med schools to receive Am Cancer Soc Diversity Research Grant. ATLANTA – September 22, 2021 – The American Cancer Society (ACS), along with four historically black

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Betty Williams, Retired Baltimore Educator, Dies at 94

(8 days ago) Betty Williams, a veteran Baltimore City Public Schools teacher and administrator and a literary scholar, died recently after a brief illness. She was 94. Betty Iglehart Williams, the daughter of

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