Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The celebration was held at Waverly Elementary in school in the shadow of the new school being built.
Elected officials, educators and advocates gathered at Waverly Elementary School Monday to celebrate the General Assembly passing the Baltimore City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013. The celebration was held next door to a new elementary and middle school that has been under construction since last summer. The bill will allow for $1.1 billion through bonds issued via the Maryland Stadium Authority to build 15 new schools and renovate 30 buildings in Baltimore. "This is a historic time in Baltimore and we all have a lot to be proud of and a whole lot to look forward to," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. Rawlings-Blake called the legislation the most significant legislative achievement by the city in recent …
Hampden's Academy for College and Career Exploration takes on the Knowledge and Success Academy.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Dr. Andres Alonso has been the head of the city school system for the past six years.
Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Andres Alonso has resigned, according to a news statement from the school system. Alonso has been the head of city schools for the past six years and has implemented many, often controversial reforms, including giving individual principals control over their school’s budget, eliminating administrative positions at North Avenue and helping to introduce an ambitious 10-year building plan. "The work here has been incredibly hard but incredibly good, and I feel lucky to have been part of a very capable leadership team, starting with a Board that has been absolutely committed to transformational change; a talented and dedicated staff; and an exceptional community of students, parents, partners and advocates," …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Some of the school's greening projects haven’t always been popular with neighbors.
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education has certified the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Hampden as a "green school." The school, which is located in the former Robert Poole Middle School building, 1300 W. 36th St., was granted the award earlier this week for its approach to making the school a more environmentally friendly structure. "Your school has succeeded in using a holistic, integrated approach to incorporate local environmental issue investigation with environmental best management practices and community stewardship," the organization wrote in an email to school Principal Quinhon Goodlowe. "Your school community has acted to empower youth to practically apply knowledge at school, home and in…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Learn about a different kind of Maryland "crab," where Costco fans are flocking and how a flash heat wave felled students. Be prepared with all the Maryland news across Patch.
Sunday, April 14
By Patch Staff Relationship Between Army Recruiter and Slain Rockville Teen Examined As the community grieves, details are emerging about the nature of the relationship between a Rockville High School student and an Army recruiter whom police say shot and killed the teen before killing himself at his Germantown home. Blue Angels Cancel Remaining Air Shows in 2013 The rest of the season—including the air show in Annapolis—was canceled due to budget constraints in the defense department, an official said. Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement The first lady will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Fans can watch the game against Archbishop Curley for free at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Gilman School will try to win its second Baltimore President’s Cup baseball tournament in three years on Saturday. Gilman will face Archbishop Curley in the championship game at 1 p.m., at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and entrance to the game is free. The President’s Cup tournament gives city private and public schools that might not otherwise play each other a chance to face off for bragging rights as the best in Baltimore. Fans who want to attend the game will be able to enter the stadium through home plate plaza, which is located near parking lot A. Food is permitted at the stadium but no hard side coolers, thermoses, glass bottles, cans or alcohol are permitted, according to a news release.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Secretary Arne Duncan was part of a panel to discuss school safety during a Wednesday night town hall at Loch Raven High School.
In a Wednesday evening town hall that drew education advocates from across the state, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan stressed the importance of early intervention when addressing gun violence in schools. "We literally, literally bury a child every two weeks because of gun violence," Duncan said to a crowd of approximately 400 people gathered at Loch Raven High School. "...If we as a country don't do something different now, I don't know when we will." The secretary said the gun violence issue is increasingly getting worse over the years, and early identification of at risk students is critical. "It's important to listen to young people," he said. "They know who's being bullied. They know who the bullies are." Duncan, as part of a …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The General Assembly approved the Baltimore City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013 and is expected to be signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
On Wednesday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake touted the General Assembly’s approval of a bill that could result in up to $1.1 billion being spent on 15 new and 30 renovated city public schools. Rawlings-Blake, in a news release, called the Baltimore City Public Schools Construction and Revitalization Act of 2013 "one of the most significant legislative achievements for the City of Baltimore in modern history." The plan calls for the city and state to spend about $60 million a year to finance $1.1 billion in bonds issued by the Maryland Stadium Authority, which is largely funded by the state lottery. The money will be used to implement the 10-year building plan approved by the city schools last year and construction is scheduled to begin …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The amended bill, passed by a 78-61 vote, will go back to the Senate and possibly a conference committee.
The Maryland House of Delegates Wednesday passed gun control legislation proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley by a vote of 78-61. The amended bill bans 40 kinds of rifles including the AR15, requires fingerprinting and licensing of all purchasers of new guns and broadens the law prohibiting firearms purchases by anyone who is involuntarily committed because of mental illness. The bill was a major component of O'Malley's legislative package announced at the beginning of the 90-day session. The House of Delegates debated the bill for nearly 10 hours over two days. The amended bill will return to the Senate. The bill could go to a conference committee if the Senate does not accept the changes made by the House. Both the House and Senate must …
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate seventh and eighth graders poems will be on display along Greenmount Avenue.
During April, National Poetry Month, the work of Baltimore City students will be on display along Greenmount Avenue. The display is part of a project called "It Takes a Village" put on by Baltimore's Poetry in Community, according to a news release about the event. Students in seventh and eighth grade participated in a three-part course learning how to write, edit their own work and that of their peers and how to prepare writing to be published, according to the release. "As a stroller along the Poem Walk, you are reading the first draft of and anthology being written by a group of talented and passionate City students," the release states. Check out a PDF flier for the event attached to this article. The Poem Walk is part of a celebration…