The ice is melting, and spring could be just around the corner. Here are the top afternoon headlines to keep you fired up:

State school board approves testing all students on math and English this Spring — The Sun

Sweeping climate bill passes Maryland Senate after four voting sessions – Maryland Matters

Maryland National Guard Brigadier General Works for Vaccine Distribution Equity – WJZ TV

Ruppersberger Says Schools Need Long-Term Support to Stay Open – WBAL Radio

Despite Pandemic, Entrepreneur Program at Morgan Makes Gains – The Daily Record