Former Baltimore Marine Hospital, once targeted for demolition, will now be renovated by Hopkins

The Wyman Park Building. Photo by Ed Gunts.

The former Baltimore Marine Hospital on Wyman Park Drive, targeted for demolition as recently as 2008, will instead be renovated for academic use by the Johns Hopkins University.

Preview Day at St. Timothy’s on Saturday, 1/19


St. Timothy's Preview Day

Join St. Timothy’s School for their Preview Day on Saturday, January 19, 2019. Running from 10am – 12pm, hear from faculty, students and Admissions staff about what makes St. Timothy such a wonderful place.

The Primer – A Test Prep Crash Course with Streamline Tutors


Streamline Tutors Primer Course

The PSAT scores are out. So what’s next? Should your student prep for the ACT instead? Or maybe stick with the SAT? Should your sophomore start this summer or wait until fall? Most of the time, you’ll get “safe” advice: “Take both the SAT and ACT just to be sure” … “Maybe sign up for a class–at least it’s not that expensive.” … “Take the SAT in May. That’s when everyone else does”…

New after-school sports producing results in and out of classroom for Henderson-Hopkins

Credit: Sheri Hairston

By Bill Ordine

Prior to start of the current school year, the Henderson-Hopkins school in East Baltimore was a frustrating contradiction.

Gov. wants $1.9B of casino revenue to go toward school construction

Gov. Larry Hogan announces a bill for the Building Opportunity Fund flanked by Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, left, and Budget Secretary David Brinkley, right. Photo via Facebook Live.

Following the passage of a referendum mandating the state put revenue from casinos toward education, Maryland will have an additional $4.4 billion over the next decade to put toward education, Gov. Larry Hogan announced today.

Of that, Hogan wants to put an additional $1.9 billion over five years, from 2020 to 2024, toward school construction, bringing total state funding to $3.5 billion during that period. The governor will submit a bill during the legislative session to establish what he’s calling the Building Opportunity Fund.

Hopkins fails to log 18 sexual misconduct complaints over last two years due to website issue

Photo of Gilman Hall at Johns Hopkins University. Photo by callison-burch, via Flickr.

Johns Hopkins University’s office entrusted with investigating sexual misconduct and discrimination complaints says its website “mistakenly blocked” the department from receiving 18 reports of sexual misconduct over the past two years.

Police ID student arrested, banned from Goucher College for allegedly drawing swastikas, racist graffiti

A view of the campus at Goucher College. Photo by Rob Coyle, via Flickr.

Baltimore County police have arrested a Goucher College student who they say drew swastikas and racist graffiti and wrote the names or dorm numbers of black students–including his own–in bathroom stalls on two different occasions this past month.

Baltimore Teachers Union wants to review student conduct code after attacks on teacher, cafeteria worker

Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Photo by Eli Pousson/Baltimore Heritage, via Flickr.

After two more alleged assaults of employees or teachers by students at Baltimore schools, the Baltimore Teachers Union plans to form its own task force to look at the school district’s code of conduct, in hopes of implementing a remedy in the new year.

Event pick: Have some drinks and pizza, and prep for a cold winter for Baltimore’s beleaguered schools

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

Winter is coming for Baltimore City schools, and no, that’s not an overly dramatic reference for some students, teachers and staff who’ll be sitting in dated school buildings that aren’t ready for the cold. Few will forget this past winter in Baltimore City Public Schools, when the district dealt with backlash for keeping schools open in early January as students sat huddled together in winter coats in sub-40-degree classrooms.