Business, Family, Health

Maryland child care moves forward as part of State’s overall Stage 2 recovery

BALTIMORE, MD—In tandem with the State of Maryland’s advancement into Stage 2 of Governor Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the Maryland State Department of Education is moving forward as outlined in “Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care.” As additional family and center-based child care programs reopen, the state will transition away from unlicensed return to only authorizing …


Business, Politics, Sci-Tech

Gov. Hogan, Superintendent Salmon announce $210 million in COVID-19 relief for remote learning, targeted tutoring

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon on Monday announced $210 million in additional funding to help Maryland schools and students most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding, allocated through the federal CARES Act, will be used to ensure that more students have access to remote learning, and expand targeted tutoring initiatives for at-risk students. “For six …


Maryland education moves forward as part of state’s Stage Two recovery

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In tandem with the State of Maryland’s further advancement into Stage Two of Governor Larry Hogan’s Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery, the education community is moving forward as outlined in the recently updated “Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education.” Informed by stakeholder input and an emphasis on equity, the second iteration of the plan addresses requirements for local …

Maryland Green Schools Program expands to 656 schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education announced on Friday the 2019-20 Maryland Green School designees, which grows the Maryland Green School Program to 656 schools strong. This year’s designees include an additional 46 new Maryland Green Schools, 86 schools with re-certified Maryland Green School status, as well as 18 schools that achieved “sustainable” Maryland Green Schools status …

MSDE develops new child care recovery plan, essential personnel child care expanded

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education announced on Wednesday the development of Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Child Care, a plan to continue and expand child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the state entered the first recovery stage, MSDE announced the immediate start of a transition phase for child care, expanding access to child care to include …

Governor Hogan proclaims May 8 as Maryland Provider Appreciation Day

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May 8 as Maryland Provider Appreciation Day, as he recognized the exceptional efforts of all child care providers around the state, and called special attention to those serving children of essential personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing Provider Appreciation Day, Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, saluted the efforts of child care providers saying, “I want …

ZIP CODE REPORT: Over half of Maryland COVID-19 deaths have occurred in group living facilities

UPDATE: Keep up with the latest zip code reports here. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health reported on Thursday that there have now been over 29,000 cases of the novel coronavirus in Maryland.  Additionally, the data now shows that over 50 percent of Maryland COVID-19 deaths have taken place in group living facilities. As of Thursday …

Governor Hogan announces resumption of elective medical procedures, broadening of outdoor activities [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—As Maryland continues preparations to begin Stage One of the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced the resumption of elective medical procedures and the broadening of permitted outdoor activities under the state’s Stay at Home order. These directives have the unanimous support of the Maryland Coronavirus Recovery Team, including leading doctors and public health …