Business, Education, Events

Baltimore County educators can register to ‘shop’ for free school supplies

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools educators can register online now to visit a BCPS resource center to pick up free school supplies for their students. The educator resource centers –The Exchangerees – are located in White Marsh and Windsor Mill and operated by The Education Foundation of BCPS. Through The Exchangeree, The Education Foundation collects school supplies and other donations …


Business, Education, Politics

Governor Hogan announces $10 million in grant awards for Maryland community colleges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced $10 million in grant awards for Maryland’s 16 community colleges to expand education opportunities and workforce development programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund is a federal grant for governors to support and assist local education agencies, higher education institutions, and other educational entities with emergency assistance due …


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 …

BCPS to host online Back-to-School Summit

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will host an online Back-to-School Summit (join here) to celebrate the start of the 2020 -2021 school year. The online summit will feature a discussion among BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and BCPS educators about virtual instruction and the school system’s reopening plan. The public is invited to view the summit online. The summit …

Location, schedule changes to BCPS fall meal distribution program announced, effective Monday, Sept. 21

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools has announced changes to its fall meal distribution program effective Monday, September 21. Seven locations have been added to the list of distribution sites: Beech Drive and Wilson Point Park (boat launch lot); corner of Baker Lane, Holiday Manor Road, and Wescott Way; Lantern Hill Apartments; and Kingsville, Villa Cresta, Winfield, and Woodbridge elementary schools. …

WEEKLY ZIP CODE REPORT: Maryland COVID-19 hospitalizations, positivity rate continue to decline

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Friday reported that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state continued to fall along with the overall positivity rate. Previous zip code reports can be viewed here. Overall Metrics As of Friday, September 18, there have been 119,062 cases of novel coronavirus in Maryland. The state has now conducted 2,324,252 tests. The statewide positivity rate …

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 …