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City releases map of food distribution sites accessible during coronavirus pandemic

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A map shows more than 50 food distribution sites throughout Baltimore City. Map by Baltimore City.

Children, older adults and other food insecure families can now pick up meals at more than 50 designated meal sites throughout Baltimore City.

Baltimore City government has compiled a map of grab-and-go food sites located at recreation centers, schools and senior centers.

City Schools will distribute meals, provide at-home learning packets for students

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Right, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Santelises addresses school closures, food distribution, disinfecting buildings, and other steps City Schools is taking in response to the coronavirus. Santelises was joined by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa during a press conference Friday morning. Screengrab from Baltimore City Public Schools’ Facebook.

As public schools across Maryland prepare to close for two weeks to limit the spread of coronavirus, Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Sonja Brookins Santelises outlined how the system will provide meals for students and educational packets while they are at home.

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday, March 16, to Friday, March 27, State Schools Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon announced Thursday afternoon during a press conference in which Gov. Larry Hogan announced a list of “major actions” the state is taking to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Youth workforce development non-profit Junior Achievement of Central Maryland moving headquarters to Lansdowne

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Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc.’s Biz Town area. Photo courtesy of Junior Achievement.

A nonprofit organization that teaches workforce development, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills to K-12 students is planning to move its headquarters to the Lansdowne area in summer 2020.

With 109 locations across the nation, Junior Achievement is moving its local headquarters, Junior Achievement of Central Maryland Inc., from Owings Mills to Lansdowne.

The new headquarters will be located at 1725 Twin Springs Road and will cover 28,800 square feet of space, more than doubling the organization’s current space on Red Run Boulevard, according to a statement.

City Schools’ 4-year graduation rate down slightly with new testing requirements

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

Baltimore City Public Schools’ four-year graduation rate decreased by nearly 2 percentage points in 2019, the first year since Maryland implemented “more rigorous” graduation requirements, city school officials announced Tuesday.

Of the 4,955 students in the Class of 2019, about 70.3 percent graduated in four years, down about 1.9 percent from 2018, according to data from the Maryland Report Card for 2018 and 2019.

City Schools offering free meals this summer at more than 120 sites

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

Baltimore City Public Schools will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to students during the summer at more than 120 locations, the school system announced today.

At most of those, breakfast is served at either 8 a.m. or 8:30 a.m., with lunch following at 11:30 a.m. or noon. A complete list of locations and times can be found here, through the Maryland Summer Meals Site Search or by calling 211.

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

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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.

After review, City Schools overturns scoring error that left English for Speakers of Other Languages students out of selective high schools

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Three students with the group SOMOS testify at a June 12 school board meeting.

Twenty-four eighth graders in Baltimore City’s English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program have been offered spots at selective high schools this coming year after a June internal review by City Schools of a scoring error, Baltimore Fishbowl has learned after filing a public information request with City Schools.

Santelises, Pugh remember lost students on Day of Peace and Remembrance

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Dr. Sonja Santelises speaks at Baltimore City Public Schools’ Day of Peace and Remembrance. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

A bell was struck after each of the nine names was read aloud by Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises.

Rashad Parks, Excel Academy

Tyrese Davis, Calverton Elementary/Middle School

Ex-Baltimore Principal to Serve 90 Days in Prison for Stealing Nearly $59K from City Schools

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

A former principal of the now-defunct Baltimore Community High School will serve three months in jail and must repay exactly $58,689.34 for using public funds to gamble and buy dozens of Apple devices and other electronics as gifts for others.

Document: The 140 City School Buildings that Suffered Heating Failures or Maintenance Issues Since Jan. 2

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

At last night’s town hall meeting at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore City Public Schools distributed a list of every building where heating systems failed, pipes broke or other maintenance issues occurred due to a prolonged frigid cold spell that began around Christmas.

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