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Governor Hogan announces additional COVID-19 relief grants for Maryland schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education on Wednesday announced $10 million in grant awards to support Maryland schools, both public and nonpublic, as they continue to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding provides $1 million grants to 10 programs that address the needs of at-risk students. “An essential part of Maryland’s recovery …


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Maryland to adopt new CDC distancing guidelines for K-12 schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The State of Maryland has announced that it will be adopting new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that, with universal masking in place, students should maintain a distance of at least three feet in classroom settings. “Every single Maryland student must have the opportunity to return to attending school in some form or fashion, …


Two Nottingham students take home awards in the 2021 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—Blind and visually impaired students from across Maryland and the surrounding region competed in the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on February 6th. The event and subsequent award ceremony, hosted by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education, were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the winners recently …

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 …

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 …