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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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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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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Hundreds Rally in Inner Harbor to Ask Leaders to ‘Fix the Gap’ for City Schools Budget

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 06, 2017 9:56am

For parent Kristin Brown, the $130 million funding gap for next year’s Baltimore City Public Schools’ budget looms heavily over her daughter’s place of learning, Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School in Bolton Hill. That school alone faces an $800,000 deficit for 2017-18, she said, which could mean letting teachers go.

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Featured, Schools

Baltimore Art Teacher Among Four Finalists for National Teacher of the Year

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017 9:10am

Courtesy Maryland Public Schools/Twitter

One Baltimore high school art instructor is carrying on Maryland’s legacy of having inspiring, nationally recognized teachers.

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Featured, Lifeline, Schools

Councilman Cries Foul on Changes to Free Transit Rides for City Students

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 12, 2016 2:27pm

Courtesy MTA S-Pass Brochure

For years, students in Baltimore City public schools have been able to use passes that let them ride MTA buses and trains around the city for free from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays. Today, a newly elected city councilman has taken a stand against recent changes to the pass system that cut back on those free rides and their hours, which he said leaves some students shut out of after school activities.

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New Report Makes Bus Company Open to Liability in Fatal Accident

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 09, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy NTSB/MTA Police

Chad McCoy is a personal injury attorney covering cases such as car accidents, distracted driving, and medical malpractice. He is licensed to practice in Kentucky.
The National Transportation Safety Board conducted an incident report on a bus accident in Baltimore, Maryland on November 1st, 2016. A man, Glen Chappell, was driving a school bus and wound up crashing into a Ford Mustang and then a Maryland Transit Administration bus. Read More →

Featured, Schools

DeRay Mckesson Gets a Job (Not Mayor) in Baltimore

4 Written by: | Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016 9:09am

deray_mckesson

DeRay Mckesson‘s bid to become Baltimore’s next mayor may have failed, but the Black Lives Matter activist will have a new job working for the city next year. Read More →

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