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Garrison Forest School Joins Inaugural Year of the New Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League

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Garrison Forest School Mountain Bike Team This fall marked the beginning of a first for GFS—and Maryland—as Garrison Forest added a mountain biking team to its list of Upper School fall sports. GFS joined the Maryland Interscholastic Cycling league, which is in its first year in the state, as the only girls’ school in Maryland to participate. The Maryland Interscholastic Cycling League was organized in 2017 to provide a fun, safe and high-quality mountain biking program for students in grades 6 to 12.

School board votes to close Banneker Blake Academy, along with five other schools

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Image courtesy of Benjamin DuBose.

Despite outcry from parents and protests from the Benjamin Banneker Eubie Blake Academy for Arts & Sciences’ co-founders and board, the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners on Tuesday night voted to close the Northeast Baltimore charter school at the end of the current school year.

To Iceland and Beyond with the GreenMount School

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GreenMount Immersion Program in IcelandEach year, the eighth-grade students of GreenMount School travel to a remote part of the United States or to another country as part of their Immersion Program. Students are immersed in the destination, learning about the geography, history, and culture of the people who call that area home. Students generally travel in the spring for 6-9 days, depending on the destination and goals of the trip. Recently, students traveled to Iceland to experience the raw beauty in nature and immerse themselves in the study of geology and Icelandic culture. In other years, the students have traveled to the Canyonlands of Utah, Costa Rica, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain. Academic preparation includes an independent study project on the country to inform travel and communication.

Founders of Banneker Blake Academy allege bias in push to close charter school

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Image courtesy of Benjamin DuBose

Ahead of a school board vote tonight on whether to close Banneker Blake Academy for Arts and Sciences, an all-boys charter aimed at underserved black youth, the school’s founders argue that school district officials are singling them out on the basis of fabricated violations.

“It’s completely untrue,” executive director Carl Stokes, a former city councilman and school board member, said of the claims made in the school district’s Oct. 23 renewal report recommending the Banneker Blake Academy’s closure, which focused heavily on numerous alleged failures to document the delivery of special needs services to students.

Quaker Community Day at Friends School of Baltimore

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Quaker Day at Friends School of Baltimore

This month, Middle Schoolers of the Friends School of Baltimore fanned out across the city and surrounding areas for Quaker Community Day, a time when students and teachers put aside their planners and laptops to engage in hands-on service and environmental stewardship. From harvesting crops for the hungry at First Fruits Farm and reading to children at Govans Elementary School, to protecting trails from invasive species at Irvine Nature Center, the Friends students rolled up their sleeves and immersed themselves in the work and camaraderie of the day.

The GreenMount School Open House – Sunday, November 11

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The GreenMount School
We invite you to see and feel the joy of learning at GreenMount, the way we interpret theme-based curriculum, and our community in action. Join us during the Open House, Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

St. Paul’s School for Girls names new head, hired away from Roland Park Country School

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Ereni Malfa, the incoming head of school for the St. Paul’s School for Girls. Photo via press handout.

St. Paul’s School for Girls, the private college prep institution in Brooklandville with a sister (brother?) boys’ school, has named a new top administrator.

Park School of Baltimore Middle and Upper School Open House: Sunday, October 28

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Park School 2018 Open House

The Park School of Baltimore Middle and Upper School Hands on, Minds on” Open House (Grades 6-12): Sunday, October 28 | 1 PM – 3 PM

The Park School of Baltimore hosts a range of admission events this fall, including a Middle and Upper School “Hands-On, Minds-On” Open House on Sunday, October 28 from 1-3 p.m. Park’s inspired and inspiring faculty members lead these Open House experiences for students and their parents — offering a selection of curricular and co-curricular activities with the opportunity to engage hands and minds. Learn more about Park’s unique approach to learning, the affordability of a Park education, and The Malone Scholar Program at The Park School of Baltimore.

Going for the Hands-on Learning WIN for Notre Dame Prep Students

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NDP Win program
NDP Senior Darby Brandenburg published a scientific article through her WIN experience

It’s college application season, and Darby Brandenburg, a senior at Notre Dame Preparatory School (NDP), is juggling a lot of decisions. She wants to study engineering at any of the several colleges and universities on her well-researched list.

The Afro, Morgan State team up on new poll series focused on black Marylanders

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The Afro-American Newspapers building on N. Charles Street. Photo by Eli Pousson, via Flickr.

Two of Baltimore’s venerable black institutions, The Afro newspaper and Morgan State University, are linking up for a series of polls covering African-Americans’ opinions across Maryland, with an eye toward going national further down the line.

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