HBCU settlement pending; Md. lawmakers say it’s not enough

Morgan State University’s Earl S. Richardson Library. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

By Layne Litsinger

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Historically black colleges and universities in Maryland would receive up to $56.9 million annually under legislation, sponsors say, that would restore years of underfunding and program duplication by the state but is unlikely to pass.

Santelises praises students for ‘showing us the path’ with walkouts

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Across the country today, students participated in a walkout to protest gun violence in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead.

Here in Baltimore, students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Baltimore City College, Hampstead Hill Academy, City Neighbors Charter School and Excel Academy were just some of the schools to participate. And the Baltimore City Public Schools’ Twitter account eagerly retweeted dispatches from the protest and offered their support.

Sleep, memory and learning: a perfect trifecta


Every one of us can recall making the decision to sacrifice sleep in order to meet a deadline, write a paper, or finish something for work.  We convince ourselves that in order to be productive we must push through when in fact the opposite is true. We should go to bed. 

Mayor Pugh says she supports Hopkins getting its own private police force


Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore’s mayor says she supports a plan in the works from Johns Hopkins University to establish a campus-wide private police force.

Pugh says buses to D.C. gun control rally have been privately funded

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa address hundreds of students at the walkout.

Buses that will take Baltimore students to the March For Our Lives, a March 24 protest at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. led by students demanding stricter gun laws, have been privately funded, Mayor Catherine Pugh announced today at her weekly press conference.

Hogan’s nonpublic schools funding gets ‘BOOST’ from students

Gov. Larry Hogan high-fives students at a nonpublic school advocacy rally in Annapolis on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Opponents of Gov. Hogan’s nonpublic school funding argue that public funds should be used for public schools. (Aaron Rosa/Capital News Service)

By Sean Whooley

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland —Hundreds of private school students, faculty, parents and supporters piled onto Lawyers Mall in Annapolis on Tuesday for a rally to support Gov. Larry Hogan’s funding for nonpublic schools.

Four students released from hospital after Jeep crashes into Barclay Elementary

Photo via Baltimore City Fire Department/Twitter

Four Barclay Elementary sixth-graders have been released from the hospital after a Jeep crashed into their music classroom this morning.

Friends School Future of Education Series presents Patricia McGuire March 27


The Friends School of Baltimore Future of Education Series will present Patricia McGuire, J.D., president of Trinity Washington University, on Tuesday, March 27, 7 pm, in the Forbush Auditorium. Admission is free; click here to register. For more information, contact Heidi Blalock.

Eiswert Family Feels at Home at St. James Academy


At St. James Academy in Monkton, it’s the school’s commitment to developing the whole child — intellectually, athletically and ethically — that makes it stand out. That commitment is exactly why Dave Eiswert and his wife, Stephanie, chose to enroll all four of their children at St. James, with their daughter in seventh grade, son in fifth grade, son in fourth grade and daughter in first grade. 

Hands on Technology at Camp!


When you hear Technology Camp what comes to mind? Is it a dimly lit computer lab with campers taking a typing class, or is it a room full of modeling clay and cameras? Summer at Friends Creative Technology Camps are more than just time in front of a computer – they take advantage of our whole campus.