Education

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Red House Run Elementary School

ROSEDALE, MD—A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Thursday at Red House Run Elementary School in Rosedale. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Myriam Rogers and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski joined members of the Board of Education of Baltimore County and the Baltimore County delegation in officially cutting the ribbon on the new school. The $66.2 million project replaces the …


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Public hearing to be held next week on Central Area Elementary School boundary study recommendation

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Board of Education is hosting a public hearing to discuss the Central Area Elementary School capacity relief boundary study recommendation. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. at Loch Raven High School. The Board of Education will vote on the proposed recommendation on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. In order to …


Parkville High Spanish teacher to receive 2024 Latinx Educator of the Year award

Towson, Md. – Edwin Pérez, a Spanish teacher at Parkville High School, will be honored as the 2024 Latinx Educator of the Year by the Latinx Education Collaborative. The award will be presented during the Latinx Educator Awards Reception to be held on Friday, March 8, in Kansas City, Mo. This year, 116 educators from many states were nominated for …

Baltimore County Board of Education approves $2.58 billion operating budget request for FY2025

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Board of Education has voted for a $2.58 billion budget increase for the 2025 fiscal year, which would allow Baltimore County Public Schools to increase spending on academic programs, infrastructure, and safety. The proposed budget would raise the school system’s spending by $42.3 million compared to the 2024 fiscal year. The spending increase would be used …

Purple Star awarded to 8 Maryland schools for supporting military families

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has announced that eight schools in the state are recipients of the first Purple Star designation. This recognition is given to schools that demonstrate a strong commitment to students from military families. The Purple Star designation program was created in 2023, and schools are eligible if they have a demonstrated commitment to supporting …

Joppatowne High School educator among Harford County’s 2024 teachers of the year

BEL AIR, MD—Harford County Public Schools officials have announced the finalists for all areas being honored at the 2024 Celebration of Excellence in Education. These areas include leadership, facilities, food and nutrition, technology, educational support professionals, and custodians. Each nomination was carefully reviewed and scored by a judging panel to determine the finalists. Teacher of the Year Verna Hiser, Gifted …

BCPS announces 2024 Black History Month Writing Contest winners

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced the winners of its annual Black History Month writing contest, with students from 47 different elementary schools submitting some truly inspiring artwork. The 2024 contest, which was coordinated by the BCPS Offices of English Language Arts and Social Studies, challenged students in grades kindergarten through 12 to write about an African American …

Loyola University under shelter-in-place order due to bomb threat

UPDATE: The shelter-in-place order has been lifted. Officials say the bomb threat was not credible. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Loyola University in Baltimore City is under a “shelter-in-place” order due to a bomb threat. According to a Monday afternoon message on the school’s website, “Loyola University Maryland has received a bomb threat potentially affecting the Evergreen campus. While the …