Education, Weather

BCPS cancels all Saturday activities

TOWSON, MD—Due to impending inclement weather, Baltimore County Public Schools will cancel all activities on Saturday, January 18th. This includes all events and activities at any BCPS facility. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Baltimore County from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. A total of 1 to 3 inches of snow is expected. The State Highway …


Education, Traffic, Weather

MDOT SHA pre-treats roads ahead of Saturday snow

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is closely monitoring and preparing for a weekend snow event that will affect most of the state. Crews continue to pretreat state-maintained roads in many areas. Some snow accumulation is expected, particularly in the western and northern parts of the state. As the precipitation transitions from snow to sleet …


Deadline extended for applicants to serve on Board of Education’s Ethics Review Panel

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County is seeking an interested volunteer citizen to fill a vacancy on its Ethics Review Panel. The Panel serves as an advisory body to the Board for purposes of interpreting its Ethics Code policies. The panel consists of five members appointed by the Board of Education. To be eligible for consideration for this …

Governor’s budget provides $7.5M for EARN Maryland, record $3M for state apprenticeship program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Thursday announced that the Hogan administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget provides $7.5 million for the nationally-recognized Employment Advancement Right Now (EARN) Maryland grant program and a record $3 million for the state’s apprenticeship program. “Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed budget is a testament to his administrations commitment to creating greater opportunities for …

BCPS students, teachers participate in Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Public Schools dance students and teachers are participating in the annual Take A Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration. This year’s celebration, taking place through February 29, features national and regional professional performers, master classes with guest artists, and showcases of local student dance and choreography. Featured performances at the Gordon Center include contemporary dance from …

Maryland Department of Labor awarding nearly $17M in federal funds to local adult education providers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany P. Robinson on Wednesday announced that the Dept. of Labor will be awarding nearly $17 million in federal funds to local organizations that will help expand access to adult education opportunities for Marylanders. The Dept. of Labor is now accepting proposals for these grant funds to support local programs in adult basic and …

Governor Hogan announces budget focused on violent crime, education, economic development

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced highlights of his Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget, which invests in initiatives to address violent crime, funds education at record levels for the sixth consecutive year, advances the Howard Street Tunnel project to bring thousands of jobs to the Baltimore region, and fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts and land preservation programs. This …

Governor Hogan announces 2019 award of $9 million in tax credits for student loan debt

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder have announced the awarding of nearly $9 million in tax credits for 9,600 Maryland residents with student loan debt. “It is critical that we look for ways to help those in our state crippled by student loan debt,” Governor Hogan said. “This program helps Maryland …