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The question: Boost or boot vouchers in Maryland?

Should Maryland increase the funding for vouchers that help public school students attend private schools or throw the program out?

For now, Presidents’ Day is a Md. school holiday

A Md. bill would make 2 current state-mandated school holidays optional, making it a little easier for schools to start after Labor Day.

2 Md. districts can start before Labor Day

2 districts in Md. will be able to start school in the fall before Labor Day, if they want, which they probably will, given the snowy weather there.

Independence sought for Maryland charter schools

Maryland's governor would like to relax some charter school regs and create a separate state authority that could overrule certain local board decisions.

Baltimore schools getting a/c, money: comptroller

Baltimore Co. and Balto. city got some school construction money last month at the annual beg-a-thon, thanks to plans to install air conditioning.

Hogan speaks to Jewish middle schoolers

The Md. governor visited a Jewish middle school just outside Washington, telling kids to persevere in their goals, despite hate crimes and other obstacles.

Hogan wants to double private school scholarships

Gov Hogan wants to double the amount of money Md. taxpayers spend to help low-income students pay tuition at private schools.

Gates resigns from Md. State Board of Education

A respected scientist and member of the state board of education in Md. resigned today over executive orders issued by the governor regarding education.

Md. order makes starting before Labor Day difficult

Gov Larry Hogan issued another order to give the state school board some direction as to when they can waive his first executive order.

Post-Labor Day start order may be illegal

Md. prides itself on being a local control-heavy state, but an executive order to start school after Labor Day has caused a fuss and may be illegal.