Education

Baltimore County Public Schools graduation rate improves to 88.5% for Class of 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate for Baltimore County Public Schools has improved from 87.6 percent for the Class of 2019 to 88.5 percent for the Class of 2020, according to data released today by the Maryland State Department of Education. The statewide graduation rate decreased from 86.86 percent in 2019 to 86.75 percent in 2020. The BCPS …


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Governor Hogan announces $60 million pandemic relief grant program for child care providers

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that licensed child care centers and registered family child care providers are eligible to apply for Child Care Pandemic Relief Fund grants to help meet increased operation costs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, Maryland received additional federal funding to support child care for …


Governor Hogan provides updates on schools, hospitals, nursing homes, vaccines [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday made several announcements related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including a testing program for schools, limited visitation for Maryland hospitals and nursing homes, the opening of the next mass vaccination site at M&T Bank Stadium, four-week vaccine allocation projections for Prince George’s County, and a new initiative to have counties appoint equity officers to …

Maryland School for the Blind to virtually host 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education will host the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year. The Braille Challenge®, a program of the Braille Institute, is the only academic competition for blind or visually impaired …

Governor Hogan announces additional $20.7 million in education relief funding, Maryland School for the Blind to receive $253K

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced an additional $20.7 million in COVID-19 relief funding for education as school systems work to get students safely back into classrooms. “In addition to proposing a budget that funds education across the board at record levels, we are working to get federal COVID-19 relief funding out to schools and colleges as quickly as …

MDSE partners with Apple in new app development program for Maryland schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education on Friday announced the launch of a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program of study in partnership with Apple that will teach students mobile applications and software development beginning next school year. The Mobile Applications and Software Development Program starts by teaching students how to use the Swift programming language. Swift is …

Governor Hogan calls on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction by March 1

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon held a press conference on Thursday afternoon calling on Maryland school systems to return to in-person hybrid instruction no later than Monday, March 1, 2021. State health officials are providing counties with additional protocols and educational design recommendations. Governor Hogan and Dr. Salmon have written a letter to teachers union …

Baltimore County Public Schools to receive over $96 million in federal COVID-19 relief

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. on Friday announced $781 million in additional funding to assist Maryland schools and students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over $96 million is slated to go toward Baltimore County Public Schools. This funding, allocated through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, provides …