Education, Politics

Governor Hogan introduces legislation to return schools to post-Labor Day start [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced that he is introducing the Universal School Start Act of 2020 requiring Maryland public schools to start after Labor Day, and ending the confusion of having Maryland’s counties each starting on different dates. This confusion was created by the General Assembly’s actions in 2019, when it overturned Hogan’s executive order requiring that school …


Business, Education, Politics

Study: Post-Labor Day school start shows significant economic impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Starting school after Labor Day has “a clear, positive impact on both state and local government economies” with a total net economic impact of up to $115 million, according to a new analysis from the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University. The report, entitled “The Economic, Employment and Fiscal Impacts Of Added Summer Vacation Days …