Business, Education

BCPS Education Foundation receives $10,000 donation from GBBR Charitable Foundation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS Charitable Foundation, Inc., has made a $10,000 donation to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools in memoriam of Ross Mackesey, former president of the Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® and chair of the BCPS Ethics Review Panel. The $10,000 donation has been designated to the foundation’s RISE (Relief in Securing Education) …


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Baltimore County Public Schools music education program receives national recognition for 16th consecutive year

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to school systems that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students. To qualify …


Baltimore County Public Schools officials release 2021 high school graduation schedule

NOTTINGHAM, MD— Baltimore County Public Schools’ 2021 graduating seniors will have their opportunity to take the traditional walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. The school system has released the following graduation schedule. All dates and times are subject to change based upon health metrics. Students and their families are encouraged to visit the BCPS website for updates. All …

Bevins, Marks: Construction to begin on first of two new schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilwoman Cathy Bevins and Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that construction will begin this month on the first of two new schools in northeastern Baltimore County. The 102,000-square foot elementary school will be built at the intersection of Gum Spring Road and Rossville Boulevard (21237), serving 750 students from an area to be determined after a redistricting process. …

Last day of classes for Baltimore County Public Schools students announced

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The last day of classes for Baltimore County students has been announced. The final day will be Tuesday, June 22, according to the calendar revisions as presented to the Baltimore County Board of Education. The revised calendar reflects that three emergency closure days were used during the 2020-2021 school year. The following is the schedule for the last three …

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …

Governor Hogan announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools, both public and nonpublic, as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding provides $1 million grants to 10 programs that address the needs of at-risk students. “An essential part of Maryland’s recovery …

Governor Hogan, President Ferguson, Speaker Jones announce bipartisan agreement for American Rescue Plan funding [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on Wednesday announced a bipartisan budget agreement to allocate the $3.9 billion in federal funding that the State of Maryland expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. The major components of the bipartisan agreement to provide targeted relief are: $1.1 billion in federal funding …