Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun

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The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Liz:

The University of Maryland is refunding some student fees due to coronavirus. Here’s what you need to know.

The University of Maryland, College Park has outlined plans to refund students for tuition, room and board and fees after the university system restricted access to campus in response to the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

University System of Maryland campuses suspend student dorm move-out

The University System of Maryland is preventing students from retrieving belongings in dorms at its 12 campuses after Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order Monday. → Read More

'Technical challenges’: Maryland officials struggle to comply with open meetings law amid coronavirus restrictions

Government bodies across Maryland are turning to technology to simultaneously comply with the state's open meetings law and Gov. Larry Hogan's coronavirus-related ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, with mixed results. → Read More

Baltimore-area school systems say to expect bumps as they switch to remote learning

Most school system leaders say next week will be spent training teachers and resolving a raft of logistical issues, including the distribution of thousands of computers, and the first real assignments will begin April 6. → Read More

Baltimore City schools chief indicates in email that city students will be at home for longer

In a letter sent to parents Tuesday, Baltimore City schools chief Sonja Santelises indicated that schools would remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic at least through April 5. Students, who have been off since March 16, were originally supposed to return Monday. → Read More

State Superintendent Karen Salmon will stay on job until replacement is found

The Maryland State School board voted to keep the state school superintendent in her job “during these unusual times” if they can’t find another leader by July 1. → Read More

University System of Maryland moves to online learning for rest of the semester due to coronavirus

The University System of Maryland announced shortly after Gov. Larry Hogan’s press conference Thursday on coronavirus updates that face-to-face classes are done for the year at its 12 institutions with about 170,000 students. → Read More

Schools closing as Maryland reports first coronavirus case unrelated to travel

Maryland has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus unrelated to travel, indicating that COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in the community. → Read More

Maryland preparing for possible extended shutdowns of schools, businesses, events as coronavirus spreads

The outbreak may pass without mass closures or quarantines, and for now local and national officials maintain the risk is low. But as they prepare for more infections, they say individuals should, too. → Read More

Maryland prepares for coronavirus amid conflicting directions from federal officials and President Trump

Though there have been conflicting signs from the CDC and the White House, Maryland health, hospital, school and business officials are preparing for an outbreak of the coronavirus that has devastated China and spread west. → Read More

Baltimore County school board passes budget that boosts superintendent’s request; Olszewski likely to cut it back

The Baltimore County school board passed a $1.7 billion operating budget Tuesday night that is likely to be slashed once it arrives on the county executive’s desk in a matter of days. → Read More

Maryland education leaders decide against raising high school graduation requirements

The state board of education decided against raising scores required to pass Algebra I and English 10 exams for students entering high school this fall. → Read More

CCPS maintains highest graduation rates in Maryland, 2019 data show

Carroll County Public Schools maintained its high graduation rate of 95% or greater, keeping it in place as tops in the state even as Maryland’s average rate fell slightly in 2019. → Read More

Baltimore City school board gives chief officer Sonja Santelises rare second contract

The Baltimore City school board voted Tuesday night to approve another four-year contract for its schools chief, Sonja Santelises, who has led the city school system through a period of rising test scores and stability. → Read More

Baltimore’s Boys’ Latin School adding boarding for students after purchasing adjacent property

School leaders said they plan to open the only seven-day boarding school for 40 boys on land formerly owned by the Society of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart → Read More

Maryland ranks 5th in U.S. for percentage of students earning passing scores on Advanced Placement exams

Nearly a third of Maryland’s 2019 graduates passed an Advanced Placement exam while in high school, the fifth highest rate in the nation. → Read More

Coronavirus preparation underway at Maryland hospitals and schools as state awaits results of first test

Hospitals, universities and other institutions prepare for possible cases of coronavirus that is raging in China but so far affecting few in United States. → Read More

Teen stabbed in Halethorpe Friday night, police say

Police are investigating the stabbing of a teenage boy in Halethorpe Friday evening. → Read More

Concerns aside, Baltimore County school board votes to support Kirwan recommendations

The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday to support the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission, despite reservations expressed by some members. → Read More

School funding lawsuit filed by ACLU and NAACP can continue, judge says

The ACLU of Maryland and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund argue the state is not living up to its obligation — spelled out in a consent decree two decades ago — to provide enough funding for Baltimore City schools. → Read More