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Governor Hogan calls on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction by March 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a press conference on Thursday afternoon calling on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. State health officials are providing counties with additional protocols and educational design recommendations. Governor Hogan and Dr. Salmon have written a letter to teachers union …


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Perry Hall High School student’s work featured in art exhibition at Lewis Museum [VIDEO]

PERRY HALL, MD—Artwork by five Baltimore County Public Schools students is featured in the 2021 High School Virtual Juried Art Show at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. Starlette Franklin, a Grade 11 student at Towson High School, earned third place honors in the exhibition and her work was featured on the invitation announcement. Other …


BCPS parents, students invited to complete online survey about second-quarter instruction

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools’ students and parents/caregivers are invited to complete an online survey about their experiences with virtual instruction during the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. The anonymous survey is open now through Saturday, January 30th. Parents/caregivers and students can take the survey in English as well as Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French, Nepali, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, …

Baltimore County health department, school system announce start of COVID-19 vaccine program for county school employees

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Department of Health and Baltimore County Public Schools have announced the start of a COVID-19 vaccine program for BCPS employees, starting Friday, January, 22nd. Due to the national challenges with vaccine distribution and availability, the nearly 20,000 employees of BCPS will be offered vaccines in an order related to their direct contact with students. Members of …

Maryland School for the Blind to dedicate The Maryland Society for Sight Low Vision Clinic at MSB

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind has received a $400,000 gift from the Maryland Society for Sight, Inc., which will be used to help fund the school’s statewide outreach programs and services and to expand and enhance the low vision clinic on the school’s campus. The newly named Maryland Society for Sight Low Vision Clinic at MSB will be …

Governor Hogan unveils FY22 budget focused on education, tax relief, economic recovery [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) recovery budget, which makes record investments in K-12 education and public health, provides tax relief to struggling Marylanders and small businesses, expands resources for crime prevention and fighting the opioid epidemic, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, and lays a strong foundation for the state’s economic recovery. “We …

Governor Hogan announces additional $34 million for higher education, economic development projects

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $34 million in funding for critical capital projects in the State of Maryland to improve infrastructure at colleges and universities and to support economic development across the state. To date, the governor has announced more than $700 million in emergency economic relief for Marylanders. With the addition of the RELIEF Act, …

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …