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Md. child care centers ordered to close by Friday evening

BALTIMORE, MD—Child care centers in Maryland have been ordered to close by Friday evening due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday afternoon, Dr. Karen B. Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, announced that all child care providers would need to close by the end of the day on Friday, March 27, except for those serving essential personnel. Licensed child care programs …


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Maryland schools to remain closed until April 24

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a Wednesday morning press conference to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the press conference, Maryland Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced that officials would extend the closure of all public schools in Maryland for an additional four weeks through April 24, 2020. “With the challenges facing our State and our country, we have …


Gov. Hogan: Preakness, primary election postponed; emissions stations to be used for drive-thru coronavirus testing

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on Tuesday morning regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. At the news briefing, Governor Hogan announced that the state’s April 28 primary elections would be postponed until June 2nd. The State Board of Elections will develop a comprehensive plan to conduct this election. Maryland will proceed with the special general election for the …

Governor Hogan enacts emergency order to expand access to child care during COVID-19 state of emergency

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday enacted an emergency order to expand child care access to child care for critical personnel during the state of emergency. This will help ensure that child care services are available for providers of health care, emergency medical services, and law enforcement personnel while schools are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Our state …

Governor Hogan: All Maryland public schools closed March 16-27; large public gatherings prohibited

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Thursday afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference on the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The governor announced that all public gatherings of 250 people or more should be cancelled, effective immediately. State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon also announced that all Maryland public schools would be closed from March 16 through March 27. Schools …

Governor Hogan signs emergency legislation, announces coronavirus response team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday, after joining Vice President Mike Pence at the White House for a teleconference with the nation’s governors, enacted emergency legislation granting him the authority to transfer resources from the state’s rainy day fund for Maryland’s novel coronavirus response. The legislation, SB 1079, was passed unanimously last week by the Maryland Senate and the House of …

Another high mark for Maryland students on Advanced Placement success

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland student success on the Advanced Placement remains steady, while high participation rates on the rigorous tests continue. According to a report released by the College Board, 31.5 percent of the Maryland Class of 2019 earned a score of 3 or higher on at least one AP exam while in high school. This rate is well above the nationwide …

Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates to lead search for Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

BALTIMORE, MD— The Maryland State Board of Education (State Board) announced on Wednesday that it had retained Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to lead the national search for the next Maryland State Superintendent of Schools. The firm, based in Rosemont, IL, begins its work immediately. The $49,950 contract covers multiple phases of a thorough search process including planning, outreach, …