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 […]

Governor Moore announces $5.8 million in grant awards for Maryland nursing programs

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has announced that nine Maryland nursing programs will receive $5.8 million to help address the state’s nursing shortage. The FY24 Competitive Institutional Grant funding includes one-year resource grants, multi-year implementation grants, and planning grants to get more students out of the classroom and into the workforce. “This funding will create positive and lasting change in the […]

MSDE awards more than $23 million to lay groundwork to expand Maryland’s early childhood education, childcare communities

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education this week announced the award recipients of the Maryland Rebuilds Grant Program, a special, one-time program designed to strengthen, expand, and enhance early childhood education by utilizing federal funds and mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In total, MSDE is awarding more than $23 million in funding to non-profit organizations, institutions of […]

Governor Hogan declares July 17-25 Maryland Buy Local Week

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday proclaimed July 17-25 “Maryland Buy Local Week” to support Maryland farms and seafood operations that continue to provide Marylanders with fresh, local products. Throughout the week, Marylanders are encouraged to participate in the Buy Local Challenge by incorporating at least one locally grown, produced, or harvested product into their meals each day. “We are […]

Essex, Woodlawn principals named 2020 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD—During several recent virtual school staff meetings, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams surprised three Baltimore County school administrators with an unexpected but great announcement. To each school’s staff, he broke the big news — Mars Estates Elementary’s Kelly O’Connell is the 2020-21 Elementary Principal of the Year; Woodlawn Middle’s Rochelle Archelus is the 2020-21 Middle School Principal of […]

Study: Post-Labor Day school start shows significant economic impact

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Starting school after Labor Day has “a clear, positive impact on both state and local government economies” with a total net economic impact of up to $115 million, according to a new analysis from the Business Economic and Community Outreach Network (BEACON) at Salisbury University. The report, entitled “The Economic, Employment and Fiscal Impacts Of Added Summer Vacation Days […]