Maryland races to boost FAFSA completion

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released strategies to assist local school districts with helping more students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to apply for about $130 million in state scholarships and grants. According to recent estimates, the Maryland completion rate is about 23% lower than last year. To […]

BCPS high school senior honored as 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar

BALTIMORE, MD—Four Maryland students are among this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars, an annual program that honors the nation’s top-performing high school students in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. Maximilian Belyantsev and Angelina Xu, Richard Montgomery High School (Montgomery County); Mingni L. Dong, Dulaney High School (Baltimore County); and Minaal A. Khwaja, Wicomico High School (Wicomico County) […]

BCPS facility named among 2024 Green Ribbon School honorees

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Education has announced that two schools in Maryland have been named Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Lutherville Laboratory (Baltimore County Public Schools) and Waldorf School of Baltimore (independent) are being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impacts and improve health and wellness. The schools were recognized for their sustainable […]

Two BCPS high school students named semifinalists in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Department of Education has named two Baltimore County Public Schools high school students as semifinalists in the 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program honors high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts, or in career and technical education. Up to 161 students are selected annually, and […]

Six BCPS students named Presidential Scholars candidates for academics

TOWSON, MD—On the basis of their academic achievements, six Baltimore County Public Schools seniors from four high schools have been named candidates in the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates are: Oluwatoyosi Dada, Towson High School Rose E. Deguet Delury, Towson High School Mingni L. Dong, Dulaney High School Kai L. Haavik, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and […]

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 […]

MSDE’s Division of Rehabilitation Services awarded $9.9 million in federal Disability Innovation Funds – Pathways to Partnerships

BALTIMORE, MD—Last week, the Maryland State Department of Education announced that it had received a $9.9 million federal Pathways to Partnerships grant to launch the Maryland Pathways to Partnership Initiative (MPPI). Maryland’s new grant is one of 20 recently announced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The nearly $199 million in funding for Pathways to Partnerships, […]

Governor Moore supports key investments to grow economy, announces $17.4 million in funding for adult education

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore has announced that Maryland will direct $17.4 million toward adult education providers in support of key investments to grow Maryland’s economy. The announcement came as part of the program during Joe Biden’s visit to Prince George’s County Community College in support of the Biden Administration’s vision for growing the country’s economy. “Together, we will […]