Students of color and students with disabilities in prekindergarten through second grade are disproportionately suspended at a higher rate than their peers, according to a state schools report. Sen. Will Smith, D-20, is sponsoring an early childhood suspension and expulsion prohibition bill, which will ban prekindergarten through second grade suspensions.
by Amanda Smith Capital News Service The Affordable Care Act (ACA) strengthened benefits for mental health and addiction treatment by guaranteeing prescription coverage and preventive…
by Abby Mergenmeier Capital News Service Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos on Tuesday was confirmed narrowly by the Senate as the secretary of education after Vice President…
As the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, a group of Maryland lawmakers gathered in Annapolis Tuesday afternoon to introduce a package of five legislative priorities regarding education.
The lawmakers pledged to pass the Protect Our Schools Act; block Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s Public Charter School Act; oppose the governor’s proposal to double funding on his Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today—or BOOST—Program; restore education funding that has been cut in the governor’s budget; and pass the Less Testing, More Learning Act.
It was dark at 6 a.m. when volunteers started searching for homeless people in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and it was after 11 p.m. when they stopped. Volunteers and Department of Social Services workers canvassed the county by breaking it into geographic sections as a part of the annual Point In Time Count for parts of Virginia and Maryland surrounding Washington, D.C. One of the challenges in Prince George’s County is the invisible nature of suburban homelessness.
The state Senate voted Thursday morning to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s 2016 veto of the Clean Energy Jobs bill, 32 to 13, after the House voted 85 to 51 Tuesday to override the measure. This law, dubbed the “Sunshine Tax” by Hogan, will change the requirement for renewable-energy sources in Maryland’s electricity supply from 20 percent by the year 2022 to 25 percent by the year 2020.
University of Maryland students at the College Park campus walked out of classes Wednesday afternoon as part of a protest to the presidential executive order concerning refugees and immigrants. The students called for more support from University President Wallace Loh.
by NATE HAROLD Capital News Service After introducing sanctions legislation on Russia and opposing Donald Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Maryland…
With a state moratorium on hydraulic fracturing—or “fracking”—set to expire in eight months, Maryland legislators and activists are throwing their support behind a permanent ban. Activist group Don’t Frack Maryland on Wednesday held a rally in front of the State House in Annapolis, and attracted supporters from Maryland and nearby states who contend that fracking negatively impacts the environment in places it is used.
Early Thursday morning, moms and children gathered inside the Miller Senate building at tables littered with paper groundhogs and markers, but this Groundhog’s Day gathering was no celebration for Punxsutawney Phil. Instead, the group, each dressed up in a cape featuring a logo for family-advocacy group MomsRising, gathered to show legislators their support for a paid sick-leave bill, HB1, the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act.
Demonstrators gathered outside the Maryland State house Friday to protest President Trump’s latest executive actions which include a cut in funding for sanctuary cities and…
On Jan. 31, demonstrators and counter-demonstrators were outside the State House in Annapolis, Md., supporting and protesting upcoming legislation relating to gun permits; concealed carry on college campuses; and restrictions for domestic violence offenders getting guns.