Education, Politics, Sci-Tech

Maryland Green Schools Program expands to 656 schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education announced on Friday the 2019-20 Maryland Green School designees, which grows the Maryland Green School Program to 656 schools strong. This year’s designees include an additional 46 new Maryland Green Schools, 86 schools with re-certified Maryland Green School status, as well as 18 schools that achieved “sustainable” Maryland Green Schools status …


Education

Board of Education seeking public comment on boundary recommendations affecting Perry Hall, Carney schools

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday that the public has until Saturday, June 13, to comment on a proposed adjustment to the boundary lines of four Baltimore County schools now under consideration by the Board of Education of Baltimore County. The proposed boundary change, which was presented to the Board during its May 19 work session, is necessary …


Councilman Marks votes for nearly $100 budget million in cuts over 2 years

TOWSON, MD—At Friday morning’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, Councilman David Marks voted to cut $59 million from the proposed Fiscal Year 2021 budget. Combined with his vote last year, Councilman Marks has supported cutting nearly $100 million from the budget over the past two years. “This year, I supported nearly $60 million in cuts to bring our county …

OPINION: For two years in a row, Annapolis blunders on school construction

The following is an op-ed piece from Fifth District Councilman David Marks. It’s Groundhog Day all over again. Baltimore County, like every other jurisdiction, has a long list of school construction projects. In my district, we desperately need to build the new northeastern middle and elementary schools, as well as the addition at Pine Grove Middle School. For two years …

Parkville students recognized in 3rd Annual BCPS Composition Project

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Music & Dance Education on Monday announced the Superior, Exceptional Honors, and Honorable Mention musical compositions for the 2020 BCPS Composition Project, which had the theme “BE BOLD.” One student from Pine Grove Middle School was recognized, as was a student from Parkville High School. Through the project, students in Kindergarten through …

Henn, Marks write letter asking Governor Hogan to support Built to Learn Act

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Among the many other economic impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, it was revealed last week that construction funding for the proposed new northeast Baltimore County school projects was now uncertain due to budget constraints. Last Tuesday night, the Baltimore County School Board approved a contract modification that authorizes the school system to purchase new technology for projects including …

Construction funding for new northeast Baltimore County schools uncertain due to COVID-19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Construction funding for the proposed new schools in northeastern Baltimore County is now uncertain due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday night, the Baltimore County School Board approved a contract modification that authorizes the school system to purchase new technology for projects including the new northeast elementary school at Ridge Road and the new northeast middle school. That …

Maryland General Assembly passes Built to Learn Act

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Tuesday, the Maryland General Assembly passed HB1, the so-called “Built to Learn Act.” The bill will invest an additional $2.2 billion into school construction prioritizing schools with the oldest buildings and schools with a high number of classroom trailers. HB-1 includes three northeastern Baltimore County school projects; a new elementary school in Rosedale, a new middle school at …