Although Head Start programs, designed to serve mainly disadvantaged, three- and four-year-olds, have been closed in six states because of the federal government shutdown, programs in Maryland appear to be safe for now.
Stricter lending guidelines for federal school loans have made it harder to borrow money for college. Changes made in 2011 to the PLUS loan program especially have hurt historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, over the past few years.
No Automatic City School Suspension For Some Weapons
Baltimore city schools are operating under a new code of conduct this year and not everyone is happy with it. One major change that has some parents, educators and union officials upset involves weapons.