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School boards around the country are under fire. What

13 hours ago · School boards are the governing body of the district they serve. They handle the nitty-gritty, things like setting the budget, the curriculum, policies on discipline and safety -- including mask

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Closings & Delays

(9 days ago) When there are active school closings, you can find the most up-to-date list of closings & delays here. As schools are reported closed, they will be added to this list. Questions? Click the school

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State school districts' COVID-19 dashboards show uptick in

(6 days ago) In numbers released Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County Public Schools reported 240 positive COVID-19 cases for the week ending Sept. 17 up …

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Baltimore County school bus drivers seek higher pay

(6 days ago) In a statement that failed to address benefits or working conditions, Baltimore County Public Schools officials said the district "continues to work with its bus drivers and attendants to ensure

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Old Mill School complex resumes dismissal, AACPS says

(9 days ago) Anne Arundel County Public Schools said dismissal at Old Mill High School resumed following an investigation into a report of a possible armed …

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BCPS maps out education plan for students who are in

(4 days ago) Baltimore County Public Schools' COVID-19 policies and procedures documentJayne Lee, president of the PTA Council of Baltimore County, said the district's instruction exclusion plan leaves a …

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COVID-19 creates dire US shortage of teachers, school staff

(8 days ago) Public schools have struggled for years with teacher shortages, particularly in math, science, special education and languages. But the coronavirus …

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'I don't know what the school year is going to bring': US

(1 days ago) Schools in the rural regions of the United States appear to be "significantly more likely" than schools in urban areas to report having no nurse at all, according to the study published in the

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New school coming to northeastern Baltimore County

(4 days ago) With classes set to start up in a few weeks, Baltimore County is already looking toward the future when it comes to building new schools. The county has committed almost a …

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You're fired. Well, not really: Hundreds affected by BCPS

(Just Now) At least 350 Baltimore County Public Schools employees received letters Tuesday informing them that they've been fired and would lose their benefits. But it the letters were sent by mistake. BCPS

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Baltimore County students can get COVID-19 vaccine at clinics

(Just Now) The Baltimore County Department of Health is partnering with Baltimore County Public Schools to support 17 school wellness centers inside elementary, middle and high schools

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Audit reveals Md. schools' misuse of funds

(5 days ago) Baltimore City schools must immediately comply with the recommendations contained in the audit."On Friday, the WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team learned top city school officials kept the audit to themselves

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Carroll schools implements new COVID-19 quarantine policy

(3 days ago) The district implemented the new policy this week. The school system will continue to notify parents if their child comes into contact with a student …

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Panel approves face mask order for Maryland public schools

(8 days ago) Schools in Carroll and Somerset counties started the school year with face masks optional. While disappointed with the panel's vote, Carroll …

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Archdiocese of Baltimore opens Mother Mary Lange School

(Just Now) After years of having to close schools, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is opening a new school in the city that already carries plenty of religious and …

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COVID-19 vaccine required for Baltimore County student

(2 days ago) Baltimore County Public Schools will require full COVID-19 vaccination for any high school student participating in winter and spring sports this school year.Proof of full vaccination will be

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COVID-19 cases shuts Northwest Middle School temporarily

(9 days ago) A Carroll County Health Department mobile unit will be at the school from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday to test students from Northwest and its feeder schools

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Anne Arundel County teachers hold rally outside Board of Ed.

(3 days ago) Anne Arundel County Public Schools released a statement saying, “Our teachers are doing amazing work under very, very difficult circumstances. It is, …

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District accepts responsibility for data breach that

(9 days ago) That list was published on Dec. 16, 2020. The data breach was discovered by the district on Jan. 15 and removed the same day from the school system website.

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Some local school districts attempt to fix several

(5 days ago) The state has given more than $10 million to rural and urban school districts to help expand and improve bandwidth. Meantime, Howard County is appealing to its schools

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Masked and vaxxed, Baltimore County students, staff return

(1 days ago) All 175 schools in Baltimore County are moving ahead with in-person learning. Everyone must wear a mask inside and on the bus. Teachers and staff must be vaccinated or face regular testing.

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NYC to eliminate gifted and talented school program

(5 days ago) In the city's public schools, 74.6% of Black and Latino students attend a school where fewer than 10% of the student body is White. Additionally, 34.3% of White students attend schools

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Howard County Council resolution aims to desegregate schools

(1 days ago) "For decades, Howard County Public Schools have become increasingly segregated by race and socioeconomic status," Councilwoman Christiana Mercer Rigby said. "Redistricting is a …

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As governor calls on hybrid learning by March 1, school

(1 days ago) Carroll County Public Schools said it is already meeting the intent of the governor's announcement. Baltimore City Public Schools is preparing to …

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CDC: Vaccinated teachers and students don't need masks

(6 days ago) But studies have shown that schools often see less transmission than the surrounding community when certain prevention measures are followed.The new guidance is …

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Superintendent supports face masks for all Maryland schools

(8 days ago) Harford County schools requires face masks in buildings, on buses Parents rally against masks for children in Baltimore County schools Towson …

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AACPS superintendent proposes to increase pay for bus

(8 days ago) In a sudden move, Superintendent George Arlotto, with pressure from the public and calls for action from the county executive, has put a proposal on the table. It is a $7.4 million package which

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AACPS search for options as school bus drivers strike

(5 days ago) Transportation is a fundamental obligation of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, and it must be provided. "From Gov. (Larry) Hogan down to the drivers, and everyone in …

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Baltimore Co. educators consider COVID-19 vaccine mandate

(Just Now) Baltimore County School Superintendent Darryl Williams confirmed the COVID-19 cases at Woodlawn last week. Speaking on C4 and Bryan Nehman on WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 Tuesday, he didn't

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School nurses shift responsibilities amid COVID-19 pandemic

(4 days ago) The life of a school nurse has never been a walk in the park, and now, the job description is taking a big shift. Almost 200 Baltimore County school nurses are …

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Baltimore County students learn career skills with food truck

(6 days ago) Culinary students in Baltimore County Public Schools are moving out of the classroom and into a food truck, learning what it’s like to really work in the industry with some real-life experience.

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Striking school bus drivers return to work, issues remain

(3 days ago) Anne Arundel County families dealing with school bus issues are seeing some relief as a group of striking drivers returned to work Wednesday.Anne Arundel County Public Schools officials said …

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BCPS officials explain COVID-19 plans amid positive cases

(9 days ago) tim: and while students are away from campus, the school system says it has ways of making sure they don’t miss out on instruction. >> for individual students, we work with individual schools to

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Five Baltimore schools recommended for closure

(6 days ago) Two charter schools could lose their contracts at the end of the school year.Delegate Antonio Hayes was among those on hand trying to save Westside Elementary, which is located in …

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Archdiocese of Baltimore to close 3 schools

(2 days ago) Three Catholic schools will close at the end of the academicyear. John Paul Regional School in Woodlawn, St. Thomas Aquinas Schoolin Hampden and Seton Keough High School in …

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Critical nursing shortages impact Baltimore schools

(1 days ago) Five city schools opened the new school year without a nurse or health aide assigned. In the middle of a pandemic, school nursing may be more …

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Lack of A/C forces some schools to delay start, others

(4 days ago) We will open more new schools in Baltimore City this year than the entire state of Maryland. Today's need to close schools early is the result of years of underinvestment."

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Maryland schools to remain closed for four more weeks

(5 days ago) Maryland public schools will remain closed until at least May 15, Superintendent Karen Salmon announced Friday afternoon. "After extensive consultation with the State Board of Education and

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Maryland's school recovery plan updated amid coronavirus

(9 days ago) Baltimore City schools to begin 2020-21 school year online Anne Arundel County schools' entire first semester will take place virtually Montgomery schools to …

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It's official: City school leaders pick next CEO

(3 days ago) The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners announces it will be hiring Gregory Thornton, the current superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools

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February schedule change approved for Baltimore County schools

(4 days ago) A schedule change for Baltimore County Public Schools in February has been approved.All Baltimore County Public Schools and offices will be closed Feb. 4 …

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Air conditioning remains a hot issue for BCPS

(4 days ago) The schools that will have new air conditioning this school year include Carney, Chase, Hawthorne, Joppa View, Scotts Branch and Villa Cresta elementary schools, Sudbrook Magnet Middle School and

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Increase in number of community schools in Baltimore City

(7 days ago) Newly formed community schools across the nation are showing student progress, a new report indicates.These are schools where wraparound …

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2021 BCPS Teacher of the Year surprised in her class Tuesday

(4 days ago) Baltimore County and school leaders surprised a Deer Park Middle Magnet School history teacher Tuesday with a big honor. Brianna Ross was named as Baltimore County Public Schools

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Mervo HS football player dies from injuries sustained in game

(2 days ago) A star football player at Mervo High School died Monday after he was injured during a game against Dunbar High School in September. Elijah …

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Elementary students in Baltimore County to return to class

(4 days ago) Schools will provide specific information to families about making the choice, and the deadlines for making the choice are Wednesday for elementary …

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Students in Carroll County return to hybrid learning Thursday

(9 days ago) Students in Carroll County will be going back to the classroom for hybrid learning starting Thursday.The School Board voted Monday night to send students back …

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