Education, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan announces additional $50 million in grant funding to support child care providers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the State of Maryland will provide an additional $50 million in grant funding to support child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Child care is one of our most essential services, and keeping facilities open and available to parents with minimal disruption is a top priority,” said Governor Hogan. “We want to …


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BCPS to resume in-person learning on January 3, Councilman Marks applauds decision

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will resume in-person learning on January 3, Superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Thursday. With cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant rising across the state, the Maryland State Department of Education had, this week, urged schools to resume in-person learning after the holiday break and Baltimore County Councilman David Marks issued a statement echoing this sentiment. “With …


MSDE announces second round of Child Care Stabilization Grant applications

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Tuesday announced that it will open the application window for the second and final round of Child Care Stabilization Grants. The new window will open on January 3, 2022. MSDE will distribute more than $125 million in funding, made available through the American Rescue Plan (ARP), to child care programs in Maryland. …

Maryland State Department of Education urges continued full-time, in-person learning

BALTIMORE, MD—In response to several temporary school closures across the state, the Maryland State Department of Education on Monday released the following statement: Understanding the concerns regarding rapidly changing conditions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, the State Board and Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) continue to prioritize safe full-time, in-person instruction with minimal disruptions. There are proven evidence-based public …

Board of Education approves retention bonus for all BCPS employees

TOWSON, MD—The Board of Education of Baltimore County has approved a one-time $1,000 retention and recruitment bonus for all Baltimore County Public Schools employees. With approval from the state, employees will receive the one-time bonus in January. “As we work to make BCPS a premier school system, it is important that we show our staff how much we appreciate them …

Maryland State Board of Education, MSDE to review school masking requirement in special virtual meeting on Wednesday

BALTIMORE, MD—Following a special meeting featuring public comment from stakeholders, community members and health experts on Maryland’s emergency school mask requirement, the Maryland State Board of Education will host a special virtual meeting on Wednesday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m. via WebEx. At the meeting, the State Board of Education will review public testimony, input and written comments as well …

Governor Hogan announces actions to combat anti-Asian hate, bias crimes [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced a series of statewide actions to combat anti-Asian hate and bias crimes, including enhanced safety and enforcement measures, more robust community resources, and steps to empower educators and students. “The actions we are announcing here today are the beginning,” said Governor Hogan. “We will use every tool at our disposal to help provide …

Maryland State Board of Education, Maryland State Department of Education seeking public input on school masking requirement

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education will host a special virtual meeting to collect feedback on the state’s emergency school masking requirement. The virtual meeting will be take place on Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m. via WebEx. Last spring, the State Board passed a resolution calling for the return of in-person learning for the SY 2021-2022. The State …