Maryland School Districts At Odds On Approach To COVID-19 SurgeBaltimore County Schools sent home a letter to parents. Classes will resume in person on Monday as planned. This comes as some schools in the region take steps to curb the surge in COVID cases spurred by the Omicron variant.
The Homecoming Football Game Returned To Franklin High School On Friday, But The Dance Did NotAll eyes were on the football field Friday night at Franklin High School. After a year of canceled events, the school's homecoming football game was back, despite school officials canceling the homecoming dance for all public schools.
Maryland General Assembly Committee To Vote On Statewide School Mask MandateAs COVID cases rise and students return to the classroom, a General Assembly committee is getting ready to vote on the mask mandate for all Maryland public schools.
Baltimore County Schools Officials Answer Parents' Questions About COVID ImpactsThe Baltimore County public school system is one of the districts in Maryland that started the 2021-2022 school year this week. On day two of the new school year, Superintendent Darryl Williams and other school leaders provided an update on the transition back into the classroom for tens of thousands of students.
Educators, Parents Concerned About Lack Of Mask Mandate In Maryland SchoolsThe first day of the new school year for many students and staff across the state is officially in the books. The conversation about keeping students, staff and the community at large safe remains top of mind for state leaders, especially with students younger than 12 still unable to get vaccinated.
State Department Of Education Recommends Indoor Mask Usage In SchoolsWith weeks to go before school resumes, the Maryland State Department of Education, in coordination with the state Department of Health, said it "strongly recommends indoor mask usage in schools for everyone age 2 and over, regardless of vaccination status," according to a statement.
Baltimore County Public Schools To Offer Vaccines To High School Students 16 And AboveBaltimore County Public Schools and the Baltimore County Department of Health will be offering COVID-19 vaccines at high schools for students 16 and above, their family and interested school staff.
Cecil County Schools To Move Ahead With Plans For 4-Day In-Person Learning, 'Somewhat Traditional' Prom, GraduationCecil County Public Schools will move ahead with plans to allow students who want to return to in-person learning four days per week to do so.
13 Pooled COVID-19 Tests Come Back Positive Within Baltimore City Schools, Prompting Concern From Parents, Teachers UnionOn the same day that thousands more Baltimore City Public School students were able to return to the classroom, officials announced 13 pooled COVID-19 tests conducted within the district last week came back positive.
Baltimore County Teacher's Rendition Of Mr. Rogers Theme Song Catches Social Media AttentionA Baltimore County teacher has gone viral with his rendition of the Mr. Rogers theme song.
'Disservice To Students': Teachers Voice Concerns About Dual Role Of Teaching Students In Person, Virtually Amid COVID-19 PandemicTeachers across the state are voicing concerns about their dual roles of teaching students both online and in person, and some teachers are worried students are not getting the attention they need.
Baltimore City Public Schools Finalizes Dates For Optional Return To In-Person Learning, Plans To Move To Virtual-Only Around Spring BreakHours after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the loosening of a number of COVID-19 restrictions in the state Tuesday, Baltimore City Public Schools announced the finalized dates for its phased return to optional in-person learning.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Visits Students As Schools Prepare For Return Of Some In-Person LearningMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan visited a Talbot County elementary school Friday morning as students across the state are set to begin returning to classrooms in some capacity next week.
Masks Will Be Required In Schools, Including Classrooms, Gyms, Hallways, Gov. Larry Hogan SaysEveryone over the age of five will be required to wear masks in classrooms and any other "school setting where interaction with others is likely," Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday.
Gov. Hogan Adds $20.7 In COVID-19 Relief Funding For Schools, Community Colleges To Help Get Students Back Into ClassroomsMaryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced an additional $20.7 million in education relief funding to help get students back into classrooms amid the coronavirus pandemic.