Lady in front of computer screen distance learning

Maryland’s schools are scheduled to open in a matter of weeks for the 2020-21 school year.  Yet many school districts still are unable to share their plans for educating in the COVID-19 world.  While the Maryland State Department of Education has released an updated Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education, individual school districts can take as long…

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Montgomery Co. Exec. Marc Elrich booed as he announces loosening of COVID-19 restrictions

TOP ELRICH OFFICIAL’S BOOK DEAL WITH CONTRACTOR VIOLATES ETHICS RULES Ex-Baltimore Budget Director Supplemented his $280,000 Montgomery County Job with a Book Deal with a County Contractor Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s $280,000 “Chief Administrative Officer” Andrew Kleine has been found guilty of ethics violations. The County’s Ethics Commission reached this conclusion after reviewing payments…

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TIME FOR MARYLAND TO EMBRACE ONLINE EDUCATION

TIME FOR MARYLAND TO EMBRACE ONLINE EDUCATION As the state’s schools plan to reopen, Maryland should stop being a hold-out, and give parents and their children the option to use tuition-free online education from charter providers Maryland’s schools are scheduled to open in a matter of weeks for the 2020-21 school year.  Yet many school…

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sunlight is the best disinfectant

Sunlight Needed for Police Misconduct Cases Maryland law shields misconduct findings The Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes until Floyd died had 18 previous complaints filed against him, according to media reports.[i] State laws and public employee labor agreements far too often prevent details about misbehaving government workers…

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distance learning for HS kids

As the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) forces Americans to shelter in place and keep a social distance from each other, an opportunity exists to more fully harness available technology.  Expanding distance learning’s use has this potential. Beyond addressing the immediate challenge of educating during COVID, it can help make college more affordable, by reducing tuition costs and tuition…

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brown brick-row-houses

The desire for increased population density and greater reliance on public transportation are among Maryland liberals’ most cherished public policy objectives. However, these misnamed “Smart Growth” policies come with a substantially higher cost of living price tag. For anyone doing business or living in Montgomery County, where these Smart Growth policies have been the most…

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Will DOJ File On Maryland Religious Freedom COVID-19 Case?

As already reported by Red Maryland and other media outlets, Delegates Neil Parrott, Dan Cox, and Warren Miller are among the plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit filed against the Hogan Administration challenging state COVID-19 related restrictions. The Republican Delegates joined Reopen Maryland, Adventure Park USA, Antietam KOA, and many religious leaders in filing the lawsuit.…

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Kids in classroom annoyed on prospects of Kirwin Commission Report

A signature recommendation of the Maryland Kirwan Commission includes increasing full-day pre-K across the state. The Commission’s total price tag reaches a staggering $32 billion over the next decade. Kirwan’s interim report claims: “Research shows that investing in the early childhood learning and development of disadvantaged children yields a high return to society, offsetting taxpayer…

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oCo’s Liquor Retail Stores

No Montgomery County government activity is harder to justify or to even explain, than its unique liquor monopoly. Maryland state law prohibits the county’s liquor sellers, retail stores and restaurants, from selling any alcohol not purchased from the county’s government-operated monopoly. Additionally, distilled spirits or hard liquor can only be sold at county-owned and operated…

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The City of Baltimore wants to divert casino revenues that Maryland voters overwhelmingly earmarked in 2018 for education to instead be used to pay for the reconstruction of the Pimlico Racetrack.

The City of Baltimore wants to divert casino revenues that Maryland voters overwhelmingly earmarked in 2018 for education to instead be used to pay for the reconstruction of the Pimlico Racetrack. “Crucial to the plan is convincing lawmakers to extend the life of a subsidy for the tracks called the Racetrack Facilities Renewal Account. The…

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