Hogan Announces Additional $10M in Grants for Maryland Schools

Governor Larry Hogan and the Maryland State Department of Education today announced $10 million in grant awards to support schools as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact education in Maryland. The announced funding will provide $1 million grants to 10 programs in order to address the needs of at-risk students and support innovative education solutions. Awarded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), the funding will provide grants to local school…

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Carroll County Public Schools Hold Second Mental Health Seminar

Carroll County Public Schools held their second 'Navigating Difficult Waters' event, which is aimed at educating the school community about mental health and wellness.  As covered by the Carrol County Times event attendees had the opportunity to listen to a variety of speakers and participate in breakout sessions in a virtual setting. The breakout session covered the differences between mental health and mental illness along with suicide prevention. 'Navigating Difficult Waters' was led by therapist…

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Six Maryland Community Colleges Form Maryland Education Alliance

Six Maryland community colleges across the state have announced the formation of the Maryland Education Alliance (MEA). Currently, the MEA is composed of the College of Southern Maryland, Anne Arundel Community College, Cecil College, Chesapeake College, Harford Community College, and Prince George's Community College. The goal of the Alliance is to create an easy pathway for students to transfer from one community college to another in order to boost enrollment in certain programs. This will…

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Prince George’s Partners with BusPatrol to Improve School Bus Safety

Prince George's County recently announced a new partnership with BusPatrol to launch a school bus safety program in order to increase student safety as they travel to and from school. All of the 1,216 buses in the PGCPS fleet have been upgraded with safety technology from BusPatrol and its technology partners Zonar, Samsung and Transfinder at no cost to the school system or taxpayers. From the press release: The technology package includes cloud-connected stop-arm cameras…

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Olszewski Announces Plans for County Department of Housing and Community Development

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced plans to introduce legislation that would create Baltimore County's first Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The new DHCD would help ensure access to affordable housing, provide housing stability support, and develop stronger neighborhoods by providing community revitalization supports in a timely and efficient manner. From the press release: “Access to quality housing is a fundamental right and we must do whatever we can to build stronger,…

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State Announces $300 Million to Boost Broadband Access

The State will dedicate $300 million to help close the digital divide by making major investments in broadband technology across Maryland. The funding is part of a bipartisan budget agreement to allocate more than $3.9 billion in federal funding that the State expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding includes $128 million to improve network infrastructure, $75 million for service fee and device subsidies, and $45 million for municipal broadband grants. MACo…

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Hogan Administration Adopts Updated CDC Guidelines for Schools

State officials yesterday announced that Maryland will be adopting the new guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommending students maintain three feet in distance, with universal masking still in place. State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon and Deputy Public Health Secretary Dr. Jinlene Chan yesterday issued a letter to notify school systems of the update in state guidance on social distancing within the classroom. In compliance with CDC guidance,…

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NACo to Hold Hybrid 2021 Annual Conference in Maryland

Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Board voted to hold a hybrid annual conference in Prince George's County, MD July 9-12, 2021. The conference would be a hybrid of in-person and remote programming. NACo will reimagine the conference agenda and format to reduce the overall number of sessions and to maximize the use of the convention space for social distancing, COVID screening/testing and live streaming. A safe experience for members to the maximum…

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House & Senate Budget Chairs: It’s Time to Fully Fund Community Colleges

The Maryland Senate last week unanimously passed SB 538 - Community Colleges and Private Nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education - Funding, with amendments to fully fund the State's share of the Cade funding formula. State funding of Maryland’s community colleges is based on the Senator John R. Cade funding formula, which was established as law in 1996. The Cade funding aims to provide community colleges with predictable support for operations and to help maintain affordable…

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Baltimore City Announces Chief Data Officer, Broadband and Digital Equity Director

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott today announced two appointments for Chief Data Office and the City's first Director of Broadband and Digital Equity. Mayor Scott announced Justin Elszasz, currently the Deputy Director and Analytics Lead for the Mayor’s Office of Performance & Innovation, will serve as the administration’s Chief Data Officer. Jason Hardebeck has been appointed as the City’s first Director of Broadband and Digital Equity. Elszasz and Hardebeck officially assume their roles in the…

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