Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan proclaims November 11-17 National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed November 11-17 as National Apprenticeship Week in Maryland. Maryland is joining other states across the nation to celebrate apprenticeship as a proven workforce development tool. This week-long observance will also recognize the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Programs success in growing the states registered apprenticeship programs. Maryland currently has 10,711 registered apprentices earning and learning, …


Business, Education, Sci-Tech

Newsweek names Eastern Tech one of nation’s top STEM schools

ESSEX, MD—An Essex high school has received national recognition. Newsweek has named Eastern Technical High School one of the nation’s top STEM schools. “Science, technology, engineering, mathematics—these are the fields in which our children need to be fluent,” said Newsweek’s global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper. “The STEM skills that only specialists have today will be expected of virtually everyone in the …


PHHS girls’ soccer team to return to MPSSAA Championship

PERRY HALL, MD—They’ve done it again. Perry Hall High School’s Lady Gators soccer team defeated the Montgomery Blair Blazers, 1-0, in the state semifinals on Saturday at Gaithersburg High School. Sophomore Kyleigh Gough scored the only goal of the game. The Gators will face the Severna Park Falcons for the class 4A girls soccer title in the Maryland Public Secondary …

Democrats finally push funds for school construction

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Democratic leaders within Maryland’s General Assembly finally announced plans Wednesday to spend billions of dollars more on public school construction. The so-called “Built to Learn Act” would involve sending an additional $2.2 billion to local governments to help fund renovating and building schools. The money would come from bonds issued by the Maryland Stadium Authority, according to The Baltimore …

Rosedale Center to host Chopped Challenge this week

ROSEDALE, MD—The Rosedale Center’s student council organization will host a Chopped Challenge this week. Students will be given a list of ingredients and must work together to make the best dish possible. The event will take place on Friday, November 8, from 9 – 10:10 a.m. at Rosedale Center, located at 7090 Golden Ring Road, Suite 103 (21237). The list …

Baltimore County Public Schools announces 2020-21 school year start date

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced when the 2020-21 school year will start. On Tuesday evening, the Board of Education voted to approve a post-Labor Day start next year. The school year will officially begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. BCPS recently asked for public feedback regarding when the school year should start. Starting school after Labor Day has …

Baltimore County seeks bids to develop long-term school construction plan

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) on Monday issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an independent consultant to assist in the development of a long-range plan for identifying and prioritizing capital improvements to Baltimore County’s school buildings. The plan will reportedly prioritize needs-based on enrollment projections and capacity, educational equity and adequacy, and the conditions of …

Parkville Precinct collecting food for needy families

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct is collecting food for 9 needy families. Items needed for the Thanksgiving baskets include turkey, gravy, boxed potatoes, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, and more. Monetary gifts and gifts cards will also be accepted. Items may be taken directly to the Parkville Precinct, Parkville Middle School, and/or Pine Grove …