Business, Education, Health

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 …


Business, Education, Sci-Tech

Eastern Tech students recognized for excellence in Career and Technical Education

ESSEX, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools is continuing to celebrate the excellence of the Class of 2020 by recognizing 147 of its Career and Technical Education program seniors, as well as 10 recipients this year of the 20th annual Anthony G. Marchione Awards for Excellence in Career and Technical Education. The students’ achievements were celebrated during a virtual version of the …


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to hold special event commemorating Black History Month

ROSEDALE, MD—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will celebrate Black History Month throughout February by honoring the contributions of six extraordinary African Americans to U.S. history, and welcoming Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), to speak on March 1, 2020. The free community event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the …

Baltimore County Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force issues final recommendations

TOWSON, MD—Following eight months of work, Baltimore County’s Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force on Friday released its final report reviewing Baltimore County’s current policies, outlining national best practices and issuing recommendations to improve Baltimore County’s system for investigating sexual assaults. Formed in February by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, the Sexual Assault Investigations Task Force was charged with reviewing practices …

Parkville High School retains full certification for engineering program

TOWSON, MD – After a thorough review by the Maryland State Department of Education, the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering programs at Parkville, Pikesville, and Woodlawn high schools have retained their full certification status from MSDE for the next five years. With this status, students at the three schools who successfully complete the engineering five-course sequence and earn a …

BCPS supervisor of research wins award for paper on program at Overlea High School

The Northeastern Educational Research Association has presented its 2017 Lorne H. Woollatt Distinguished Paper Award to Maria Y. Finger-Elam, Ph.D., supervisor of research for Baltimore County Public Schools. As a result, Finger-Elam will present her paper at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The meeting will be held in New York City from April 13 to …

Kamenetz rejects Trump plan to deport undocumented students

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Monday said he would support the efforts of the five colleges located in Baltimore County to protect the status of students who first arrived in this country as undocumented children. In a letter sent to the Chancellor of the University System of Maryland as well as the presidents of the Community College of Baltimore …