Health, Politics, Sports

Governor Hogan, State Superintendent Salmon announce return of fall sports

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Following a visit to schools in Frederick County on Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon announced the return of fall sports in Maryland. Each local school system will now have the ability to officially start the interscholastic athletic fall season in secondary schools beginning Wednesday, October 7, 2020. “Getting our kids back on …


Business, Education, Health

Maryland State Department of Education provides $10 million in grant funding to support in-person instruction this fall

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of improved health metrics throughout the State, the Maryland State Department of Education is encouraging in-person instruction and providing $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools that reopen to students this fall. MSDE will award a total of $10 million in grants to local school systems, the SEED School, the Maryland School for the …


County Executive Olszewski, Superintendent Williams announce new initiatives to support Baltimore County families

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced two new initiatives – Childcare Subsidies and Academic Support Centers – designed to help support families of young children during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. “We have an obligation to support the working families hit hard by this pandemic as they navigate …

BCPS Superintendent Williams releases timeline of staff, student reentry to Baltimore County school buildings

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams on Thursday announced the school system’s timeline for staff and student reentry. “Since the pandemic began, we have had two primary concerns – the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community and continuing to support our students’ academic progress,” said Williams. “As I announced on August 27, we …

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. …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall, Baltimore County positivity rate drops

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall as Baltimore County’s positivity rate dropped over the past week. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, there have been 114,724 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,250,638 tests. The statewide …

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 …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to fall heading into Labor Day weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continue to fall heading into the Labor Day weekend. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, there have been 110,831 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,019,324 tests. The statewide positivity rate stands at …