Featured, Money & Power, Schools

One Year In, DeRay McKesson Says He’s Leaving his Job with Baltimore City Schools

2 Written by: | Monday, Jul 17, 2017 10:55am

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools’ highest-profile employee is leaving his North Avenue office behind.

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Monday Morning Headlines: Pugh and Hogan to Meet Over Crime; Lead Testing for City School Water Fountains; and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Jul 10, 2017 7:25am

Baltimore schools to test lead filters on water fountains – AP

Baltimore Mayor, Maryland Governor To Meet Regarding Baltimore Crime – WBAL

Almost a year after devastating flood, artists flock to Ellicott City to paint outdoors – Baltimore Sun

Driver Who Drove Into Home Cited With Negligence – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore’s Gervonta Davis to Fight in Co-Main Event of Mayweather vs. McGregor August Matchup – Afro

Featured, Schools

Rapper Pitbull Wants to Open a Sports-Focused Charter School in Baltimore

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 11:24am

Pitbull in 2012. Photo by Eva Rinaldi, via Wikimedia Commons.

South Florida rapper and entertainer Armando Christian Pérez, better known as Pitbull, is eyeing Charm City for his next education project.

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Thursday Morning Headlines: Some Questionable Accounting in City Schools; Hateful Flyers in Harford County; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 22, 2017 7:25am

Sex video at Baltimore school prompts investigation – WBAL-TV

City schools fail to report pension liability – WYPR

Hateful fliers reappear in Harford County – ABC2

Homeowner property taxes will drop slightly – and water/sewer bills to rise – in fiscal 2018 – Baltimore Brew

Best Places to Watch Fireworks this Fourth of July – Baltimore Magazine

Money & Power, Schools

City Schools Officials Hand Out 115 Pink Slips, Most of Them Outside of District Office

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jun 01, 2017 3:45pm

Baltimore City Schools headquarters on North Avenue, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore City Public Schools is set to lay off 115 full-time employees this month, most of them in actual schools, rather than the central district office on North Avenue.

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Featured, GreenLaurel, Lifeline

GreenLaurel: City’s Carver High Carpentry Students Learn on the Job at Second Chance

0 Written by: | Friday, May 05, 2017 8:36am

Carver Vo-Tech’s carpentry team building storage and display shelves at Second Chance.

Since 1925, Baltimore City’s Carver Vocational-Technical High School has offered students a college prep high school education with a pathway to one of nine vocational careers. Today, led by teacher Greg McDevitt, Carver carpentry students are not only trade apprentices, but they also give back to Baltimore as volunteers. The students’ ongoing volunteer project at Second Chance caught our eye.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

Gov. Hogan Proposes Nearly $24 Million in Additional Funding for City Schools

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 27, 2017 9:24am

Photo via Gov. Larry Hogan/Twitter

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Sunday offered to help Baltimore City Schools bridge a $130 million funding gap for next school year in a deal with some attached “fiscal accountability requirements,” though one Maryland lawmaker says his offer may be for naught.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

Former Baltimore High School Principal Charged with Stealing Tens of Thousands from City Schools

1 Written by: | Monday, Mar 20, 2017 11:01am

City Schools headquarters on North Avenue, photo via Wikimedia Commons

An ex-principal of a shuttered Southeast Baltimore high school stole tens of thousands of dollars from school accounts and spent a good share of that money at Maryland Live! Casino, according to state prosecutors.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

In ‘State of the City’ Address, Mayor Pugh Fields Idea that Every Public School Get its Own Board of Directors

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 17, 2017 2:03pm

Still via video from YouTube/CharmTV

Mayor Catherine Pugh touched on a breadth of issues plaguing Baltimore in her inaugural “State of the City” address yesterday. One of her key points concerned the troubled state of Baltimore’s school system, which she said needs to be uplifted on a school-by-school basis by community members and private entities.

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Featured, Money & Power, Schools

Mayor Pugh, Del. McIntosh Announce 3-Year, $180M Partial Fix for City Schools Budget Gap

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 10, 2017 12:28pm

Photo via Mayor Catherine Pugh/Twitter

Two after Mayor Catherine Pugh promised to help find a way to fill a $130 million funding gap for Baltimore City Public Schools next year, the mayor and a Baltimore City lawmaker today announced an infusion of cash for the school system through 2020.

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