Education

Rosedale student named to 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars

ROSEDALE, MD—U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona this week announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields. A Baltimore County student who lives in Rosedale made the list. “The 2021 Presidential Scholars represent extraordinary achievements for our extraordinary times,” said U.S. …


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Attorney General Frosh calls for cancellation of federal student loan debt

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a multistate coalition urging the adoption of U.S. House and Senate resolutions that call for the cancellation of up to $50,000 in federal student debt owed by every federal student loan borrower nationwide. In their letter to Congress, the attorneys general stress the relief needed for borrowers struggling with unmanageable …


Governor Hogan announces $35.8 million in education relief funding for non-public schools

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that $35.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding is available for the state’s non-public schools to support safe reopenings. “I believe very strongly that every child in Maryland deserves access to a world-class education regardless of what neighborhood they happen to grow up in,” said Governor Hogan. “With this critical additional funding, we …

Olszewski nominates former state labor secretary to lead Department of Economic and Workforce Development

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday nominated Leonard J. Howie III to serve as the County’s Director of Economic and Workforce Development. Howie, who formerly served as Maryland Secretary of the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation (DLLR), brings more than 30 years of management experience and more than a decade in senior leadership roles in state and …

Maryland Department of Labor awards nearly $17 million to 25 local adult education providers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson on Thursday announced that Md. Labor has selected 25 adult education providers to receive $16.8 million in combined federal and state funds. These organizations will continue to expand access to adult education opportunities for Marylanders in the areas of adult basic and secondary education, English language acquisition, and civics education. “Labor is …

Attorney General Frosh announces court victory in attempt to transfer CARES Act funds from public schools

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Thursday announced that a coalition of attorneys general has secured a preliminary injunction against U.S. Department of Education’s attempt to transfer pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools. In reaching the decision, the court held that the Department of Educations may have unlawfully reinterpreted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security …

Attorney General Frosh joins coalition seeking to block rule limiting K-12 public school pandemic relief funds

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of nine attorneys general and several local jurisdictions in filing for a preliminary injunction to block U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ attempt to redirect pandemic relief funds away from K-12 public schools while litigation is ongoing. The new action comes in light of efforts that reinterpret the …

AG Frosh seeks loan discharge for students of closed Dream Center schools

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a bipartisan coalition of 26 attorneys general in renewing their request that U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos use her authority to discharge the federal student loans of all students who were enrolled in now-closed schools operated by Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC. Dream Center enrolled Marylanders in online …