Tag: baltimore city public schools

Hundreds Pack School Board Meeting to Air Grievances Over Broken Heating, Facilities

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A crowd packs into an overflow room to watch the Baltimore City School Board meeting on Jan. 9. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Baltimore City school board Chair Cheryl Casciani promised a tense crowd at North Avenue on Tuesday night that the school board meeting would proceed as a “normal business meeting.” It was anything but that.

In Announcing School Legislation, Emergency Funding, Hogan Slams City Schools Over Heating

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Gov. Larry Hogan holds a press conference on education legislation. Image via Facebook Live.

Gov. Larry Hogan today announced legislation to create an office of the state education inspector general to look into complaints on illegal and unethical conduct by school administrators, as well as $2.5 million in discretionary funding from the state’s Catastrophic Event Account to fix the “immediate, horrendous, failing HVAC systems crisis” in Baltimore.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sues Baltimore’s Public School System Over Rejected Public Information Request

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Fox45, the local Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliate. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Local TV news conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group has filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City Public Schools over the school system’s denial of a public information request from one of Sinclair’s reporters.

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

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Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.