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Whittle School & Studios – An Option for Baltimore Families

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Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

On first day of school, Hogan issues executive order to create Office of Education Accountability

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Gov. Larry Hogan, flanked by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, left, and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, announces an executive order creating the Office of Education Accountability. Image via Facebook Live.

As students across the state returned to the classroom–and some in Baltimore City and Baltimore County had early closings or full days off due to a lack of air conditioning–Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Tuesday creating an Office of Education Accountability to serve as “an independent watchdog unit” of the state’s school systems.

Report: Baltimore has the highest rate of ‘guard labor’ among metropolitan areas

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Photo by John Loo, via Flickr.

For years, Baltimore’s police force has been robust for a city of its size. The most recent numbers compiled by Governing magazine found that in 2016, the Baltimore Police Department ranked eighth in the country in officers per capita among jurisdictions with at least 25,000 people. There were 40.6 officers employed for every 10,000 residents.

What happens when you extend that out to detectives, prison guards, security screeners and private security?

Anne Arundel County Schools boost police presence in light of threats, anxieties at high schools

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Northeast High School in Pasadena. Image via Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Anne Arundel County students may notice an extra police cruiser or more officers on campus this week as the school system confronts an online threat made at Pasadena’s Northeast High School, as well as heightened anxieties following recent horrific school shootings elsewhere in the country.

After Years of Pressure From Parents, County Agrees to Replace Dulaney High School

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Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikimedia Commons

Following multiple calls to replace Dulaney High School in Timonium, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz agreed to set aside funding for a new school in 2019, according to several reports.

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.

Carroll County Ends Ban on Field Trips to Baltimore After Two Weeks

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Photo by Mario Sánchez Prada, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore’s northwesterly neighbors have deemed the city safe enough once again for their students to visit for field trips.

Bee Prepared: Schools in Maryland Recruited for National Spelling Bee

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Spelling Bee Participants. Image via The National Spelling Bee

The Sports Commission for the State of Maryland wants your school to join in on the next statewide spelling bee competition.

Roland Park Educator Among Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalists

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Justin Holbrook. Photo via Baltimore City Public Schools.

Justin Holbrook is now representing Baltimore City Public Schools as a finalist for 2017-18 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

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