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Tragic School Shooting Claims Life of Sixth Grader in Perry, Iowa

On January 4, 2024, tragedy struck Perry High School in Iowa when a 17-year-old student opened fire killing a sixth-grade student and injuring five others. The assailant, armed with a pump-action shotgun and a small-caliber handgun, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident unfolded just as students were returning from winter break, with …

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Navigating the Educational Landscape in 2024: A Year of Shifting Priorities and Emerging Trends

In the realm of education, the year 2024 promises to be a dynamic landscape, marked by debates, challenges, and evolving trends that capture the attention of educators, policymakers, and communities. The reverberations of discussions surrounding student discipline, school safety,  teacher pay, artificial intelligence, standardized testing, from the preceding year are anticipated to shape the narrative …

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Project Baltimore’s Reporting on New BCPS COO is Nothing More Than a Hit Piece With Misleading Information.

The recent appointment of Dr. Jess Grim as the Chief Operating Officer of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has been met with unfair criticism from Project Baltimore. The reporter alleges that a mechanic said repairs were made to a bus when they were not.  This was done while following him to his car in a …

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Maryland’s Education Plans Approval Process: An Update

The Accountability and Implementation Board for Maryland’s Future is gearing up for the approval of local school system’s education plans in the coming month. However, it remains uncertain how many of the 24 plans will be ready for approval. Efforts are being made to bring most, if not all, of the LEA plans to the …

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Maryland’s Blueprint for Education: Controversies and County Responses

Maryland’s Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, aimed at expanding prekindergarten programs, has been a subject of intense debate. While universal access to pre-K and inclusive curricula for children with disabilities are commendable goals, concerns have emerged, particularly regarding the integration of special education and general education classes in Baltimore County, which may result in larger class …

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Lowering the Bar: Are Maryland’s New Graduation Rules a Disservice to Students?

Maryland’s State Department of Education has recently implemented controversial changes to high school graduation requirements, raising concerns among educators and parents. The modifications, aimed at increasing graduation rates, have sparked debates about the potential impact on students’ preparedness for higher education and future careers. In previous years, Maryland students were required to fulfill three criteria …

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NAACP Warns Maryland’s School leaders

The Maryland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is urging local and state school officials to address the distressing situation faced by African American students in Maryland’s public schools. In an effort to tackle this issue, the Maryland State Conference NAACP has announced its plans to organize a conference …

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Federal Court Rules on Student’s Right to wear Mexican Sash at Graduation

A federal judge from the U.S. District Court has made a ruling that permits a school district to prohibit a student from wearing a sash representing her Mexican-American heritage at her upcoming graduation ceremony. Judge Nina Wang, the author of the ruling, denied the request for an emergency restraining order that aimed to prevent Garfield …

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