Maryland State Board, MSDE honor 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—This week, the Maryland State Board of Education and Maryland State Department of Education held a special recognition ceremony for the 2024-2025 Teachers of the Year at the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. Each of the state’s 24 school systems selects a Teacher of the Year who exemplifies outstanding work as an educator. “So many Marylanders owe their […]

State Highway Administration prepares to help summer travelers safely reach the beach

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is preparing for thousands of travelers to head to the Eastern Shore over the summer. SHA has finished improving the roads to make travel better. They say they have enhanced patrols on the Eastern Shore starting in May and will continue through early October. The extra patrols are to help disabled […]

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) […]

Maryland State Board of Education appoints Dr. Carey Wright as next State Superintendent of Schools

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Board of Education voted unanimously on April 24 to appoint Dr. Carey Wright as the State Superintendent of Schools for the next four years. Wright was selected from a field of candidates that was narrowed down following a nationwide search process. “Our search yielded a candidate who brings decades of service as a teacher and systems […]

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 […]

Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $977 million

BALTIMORE, MD—The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to a jaw-dropping $977 million. A $20,000 winning ticket for the Mega Millions was sold at Eagle Express Mart in Wicomico County, the Maryland Lottery said in a press release. The ticket, which also featured the Megaplier feature, was one of 49,654 winning tickets sold in Maryland during the Tuesday, March 19 drawing. […]

Maryland State Police to increase patrols over St. Patrick’s Day weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police will increase patrols over St. Patrick’s Day weekend in an effort to reduce drunk driving, officials say. According to state police, the State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort team will be working this weekend to help reduce alcohol-related injuries and fatalities. The team is made up of specially trained troopers tasked with identifying impaired drivers. The […]