Business, Education

MSDE partners with Sephora in new training program to provide career opportunities to individuals with disabilities

BALTIMORE, MD—On Monday, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitative Services (MSDE DORS) announced a new partnership with Sephora to provide career opportunities to individuals with disabilities. In an innovative customized training program, Sephora is collaborating with MSDE DORS and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to provide on-site warehouse associate training at its Maryland Distribution Center. …


Business, Education, Health

Maryland State Department of Education announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools, universities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools and universities as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants are being awarded through federal CARES Act funding to local school systems, public schools, nonpublic schools, as well as public and private universities that demonstrate unique …


ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to decline

EDITOR’S NOTE: NottinghamMD has transitioned to a weekly Zip Code Report to be published every Friday.  This will replace the daily “case counting” reports as Maryland’s key metrics continue to decline. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall over the past …

Olszewski blasts Hogan on school reopening announcement

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued a statement on Thursday night blasting Governor Larry Hogan with regard to his school reopening announcement. “As County Executive and a former teacher, I want nothing more than to get our kids back in classrooms as soon as possible especially our youngest learners and those with disabilities or special needs,” said Olszewski. “We …

BCPS Superintendent issues statement regarding announcement from Governor Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Salmon

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams issued the following statement in response to the announcement of Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon authorizing school systems to provide in-person instruction: “From the start of the pandemic, and as we began planning for the reopening of schools, we indicated we would work with Baltimore County health …

Governor Hogan authorizes county school systems to begin reopening

UPDATE 2: Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has issued a statement blasting Governor Hogan’s announcement. UPDATE: BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams has issued a statement in response to Governor Hogan’s announcement. Original story below… ——— ANNAPOLIS, MD—As a result of improved COVID-19 health metrics across the state, Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that every county school system in Maryland …

Governor Hogan continues to stress vigilance in COVID-19 fight, Superintendent Salmon sets guardrails for schools to reopen

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday evening provided an update to Marylanders on the state’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery, stressing the need for continued caution and vigilance. The governor was joined by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, who announced that MSDE will extend flexibility to local school systems to determine re-openings while instituting …

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 …