Baltimore city schools

A power issue at Baltimore City schools headquarters on North Avenue has knocked the system’s web site off line and snarled some plans for final exams.  

School employees, who wouldn’t give their names, say some teachers can’t get into the online tools they need to administer finals and two teachers said there were delays in administering Maryland’s High School Assessments or HSAs due to internet issues.

Headquarters school employees say the power went out at about noon yesterday, forcing them to evacuate the building through dark stairwells without the aid of an intercom system or emergency lighting.

Rachel Baye

The fight over air conditioning in Baltimore County schools boiled over at Wednesday’s state Board of Public Works meeting.

The board voted to withhold school construction money from both the county and Baltimore City until the two jurisdictions release a plan for putting air-conditioning in every classroom by the start of the next school year.

IMP: Will There Be Fallout For North Ave's Millions In Additional Pay?

Mar 27, 2015

Fraser Smith talks to Erica Green, Education Reporter for The Baltimore Sun about the 46 million dollars in additional pay Baltimore City Schools gave its employees last year.  Will North Avenue try re-negotiate employee contracts?  Will this effect Governor Hogan's city school budget plans?

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More than 350 parents, teachers, and activists turned out on a snowy night last week to organize opposition to Governor Larry Hogan’s plan to cut $35 million in funding to Baltimore City Public Schools.

Teacher Slots Still Vacant In Baltimore

Aug 25, 2014
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Schools opened in Baltimore City Monday and district officials were still hiring teachers. It’s the same in Baltimore County, where classes start Wednesday.

USDA Secretary Promotes Local Free Summer Meals Program

Jul 11, 2014
Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack helped serve lunch at a Baltimore city school Friday.

First Day On The Job For Baltimore City Schools CEO

Jul 1, 2014
Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR

Baltimore City School's new CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton spent his first day on the job visiting district summer programs.

Police On High Alert At Digital Harbor High

Jun 4, 2014
Baltimore City Schools

Things have quieted down at Digital Harbor High School in Federal Hill since a series of incidents, some involving fights, between African-American and Latino students last week, but city police say they will continue increased patrols there.

City School Board Green Lights 2015 Budget

May 28, 2014
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Baltimore City school board members approved a $1.3 billion budget for the next school year at Tuesday night’s meeting.

City Schools Unveil Fiscal 2015 Budget

May 14, 2014
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Baltimore City School Commissioners received a $1.3 billion budget proposal from school officials at Tuesday’s board meeting.