Maryland announces Council on Innovation & Impact members

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The state of Maryland is launching the Maryland Council on Innovation and Impact as part of a broader plan to increase innovation, talent, and resources across sectors of the state’s economy. The council, established by executive order (PDF) in May 2023, will be responsible for identifying and strengthening cross-sector partnerships, and will work with philanthropic and social sector leaders […]

Bipartisan bill seeks to ban chemical, surgical gender and sex transition procedures on minors without parental consent

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday, in the Health and Government Operations Committee, HB 722 will be heard by members of the Maryland House of Delegates. The bill prohibits a healthcare provider from knowingly engaging in or causing certain medical or surgical procedures to be performed on a minor without the consent of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor if performed […]

Hereford High School team named one of 60 national winners of 3rd annual NASA TechRise Student Challenge

HEREFORD, MD—A team of five budding scientists and engineers from Hereford High School has been named one of 60 teams nationwide to win the third annual NASA TechRise Student Challenge. The honor means that the team’s winning entry – called “Ferrofluid Fiesta – Investigating the Issue of Atmospheric Microplastic (MP) Pollution” – will fly on one of two NASA-sponsored suborbital […]

Governor Moore announces $2.8 million in grants to enhance efforts to address Maryland’s nursing shortage

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced $2.8 million in grants from the Maryland Higher Education Commission’s Nurse Support Program II to help address the state’s nursing shortage. Through the New Nursing Faculty Fellowship and Nurse Educator Doctoral Grants for Practice and Dissertation Research, funding will help support the need for more nurse educators who are critical to getting students […]

Tiara Booker-Dwyer selected as Chair of Board of Education of Baltimore County, Christina Pumphrey selected as Vice Chair

TOWSON, MD—On Tuesday, December 5, Tiara Booker-Dwyer was selected to serve as chair of the Board of Education of Baltimore County, while Christina Pumphrey was selected as vice president. Both officers will serve a one-year term. A resident of Owings Mills, Booker-Dwyer (Member At-Large) was appointed to the Board of Education in April 2023 by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. She […]

WalletHub ranks 2024’s top 10 colleges & universities in Maryland [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on November 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing $27,940 – $57,570 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub this week released its 2024’s Best College & University Rankings report, in addition to separate rankings for colleges and for universities. To help college-bound seniors make the most […]

Governor Moore honors environmental leaders during 2023 Maryland League of Conservation Voters Changemakers celebration

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore last month delivered remarks at the 2023 Maryland League of Conservation Voters Changemakers celebration, honoring Marylanders who have demonstrated vision, leadership, and courage in protecting the environment. The event took place at the Colwell Center in downtown Baltimore, home to the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology. “Being a changemaker is hard and it takes partnership. […]

Carl Armstrong named Principal at Kenwood High School

TOWSON, MD—Carl Armstrong has been appointed Principal at Kenwood High School. Armstrong has 16 years of experience with Baltimore County Public Schools, most recently serving as Assistant Principal at Parkville High School. From 2010-2017, Armstrong taught Spanish at Perry Hall High School, where he also served as World Languages Department Chair. He participated in the rewriting of the countywide Spanish […]