Business, Education, Family, Health

MSDE announces new guidelines for free, reduced-price student meals

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Friday announced revised Income Eligibility Guidelines (IEGs) for free and reduced-price school meals. The guidelines are set by the federal government and adopted by MSDE. The IEGs are used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals in child nutrition programs for the period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. …


Education, Events, Sci-Tech

BCPS to hold ‘A Conversation on Race’ virtual event

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public schools is inviting the public to watch “A Conversation on Race and Racism in America and Baltimore County Public Schools.” The first-of-its-kind virtual event will be held on Wednesday, July 8, from 4 – 6 p.m., and simulcast over several platforms including BCPS-TV and Microsoft Teams. A simultaneous watch party on Instagram Live will be hosted …


Governor Hogan announces over $45 million in education funding to help students affected by COVID-19 pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the commitment of more than $45.6 million in additional education funding for K-12 technology improvements, community college workforce development programs, rural broadband initiatives, and other priorities in every jurisdiction in Maryland, particularly those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act gives governors the flexibility …

BCPS seeks community input on reopening for upcoming school year

TOWSON, MD— TOWSON, MD. – What should Baltimore County Public Schools consider as it prepares for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year? To help with that preparation, BCPS is asking students, parents/caregivers, staff, and community members to provide feedback through the new BCPS Reopening Survey. “Hearing from the entire community will help us craft a plan for next school year that …

BCPS to begin summer meals distribution program on Monday

TOWSON, MD—With the end of the school year, Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Food and Nutrition Services will begin its annual summer meals program effective Monday, June 22. At all sites, youth, 18 years of age and younger, will receive a breakfast and lunch on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, students will receive two breakfasts and two lunches for …

Education Foundation announces 34 recipients of scholarships totaling $33,730

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools has announced 34 recipients of its scholarships this year. The total value of the scholarships awarded is $33,730. The foundation presents scholarships that it funds directly – STEM (Science, Technology, Mathematics, and Engineering) and BEEF (Business, Economics, Entrepreneur, and Finance) scholarships – as well as scholarships it manages for private philanthropic …

Baltimore County Public Schools again recognized as Common Sense District

TOWSON, MD—Common Sense, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping children and families thrive in a world of media and technology, has recognized Baltimore County Public Schools as a 2019-2021 Common Sense District. BCPS has maintained this designation since 2016. “BCPS takes a whole-community approach to preparing all students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate,” …

Local students named winners in 2020 BCPS Film Expo

TOWSON, MD—Using live action and animation, Annabelle Jones, a student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, created the lyrical film that earned best in show honors in the 2020 BCPS Film Expo. In its fifth year, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. This year’s event is being held as an online festival …