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.
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.
In ‘State of the City’ Address, Mayor Pugh Fields Idea that Every Public School Get its Own Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
One Baltimore high school art instructor is carrying on Maryland’s legacy of having inspiring, nationally recognized teachers.
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.
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 →
In a city where some public schools don’t even have working water fountains, should the school system spend $1 million to put a historically-accurate clay tile roof on a school in Roland Park?
That was the issue debated Wednesday night during the monthly meeting of the Roland Park Civic League, the community organization whose jurisdiction includes the Roland Park Elementary/Middle School at 5207 Roland Avenue. Read More →
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