Education, Health, Sci-Tech

State Superintendent continues to encourage return to in-person instruction

BALTIMORE, MD—At the October meeting of the State Board of Education, State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. continued to encourage local school systems to safely return students to schools for in-person instruction in accordance with Stage 3 of Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for EducationMaryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education. State health metrics continue to remain among …


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Governor Hogan declares October 19-23 Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has designated October 19-23 as Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week, an annual event that encourages students to learn about where their food comes from and all the fresh, local products Maryland producers have to offer. “This year more than ever, local farms and school food services have been essential in keeping Maryland students fed and nourished,” …


WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall as positivity rates remain below 5%

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on  Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continue to fall as the state’s overall positivity rate remains below 5%. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, October 2, 2020, there have been 126,222 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,660,800 tests. …

Maryland child care capacities restored as part of state’s Stage 3 recovery

BALTIMORE, MD—In tandem with the State of Maryland’s advancement into Stage 3 of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the Maryland State Department of Education on Thursday announced plans to move forward as outlined in “Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care” and restore child care capacities. Child care providers can now able to return to teacher to …

BCPS revises timeline for return to in-person learning; continues to work on plan for fall sports

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has revised its timeline for a phased-in resumption of in-person learning. The revised timeline calls for staff to return to the school system’s four public separate day schools on Monday, Nov. 2, with students at those schools having the option to begin in-person learning on Monday, Nov. 16. The schools to be impacted – Battle …

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Salmon announce return of fall sports

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following a visit to schools in Frederick County on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Getting our kids back on …

Maryland State Department of Education provides $10 million in grant funding to support in-person instruction this fall

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the …

BCPS Superintendent Williams releases timeline of staff, student reentry to Baltimore County school buildings

UPDATE: BCPS’ reopening timeline has been revised. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced the school system’s timeline for staff and student reentry. “Since the pandemic began, we have had two primary concerns – the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community and continuing to support our students’ …