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A Baltimore Public Schools Update from City & County School Leaders

Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.
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BCPS teacher Thomas O'Donnell reads about Twiggle the Turtle to his kindergartners at Matthew Henson Elementary School, in the Baltimore City Public Schools District. (WYPR photo)

It’s Midday on EducationStudents in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, as well as throughout the state, have been back at the books for about a month now. As is our custom, we like to check in with school leaders at the beginning of the school year to see how the academic year is going so far.

Tom's first guest is Dr. Sonja Santelises. She was appointed CEO of the Baltimore City Public Schools in 2016, making her the longest-serving schools chief in the City in the past 30 years. Dr. Santelises joins us on Zoom…

Later in the hour, Tom speaks with Dr. Darryl L. Williams, the Superintendent of Schools for Baltimore County Public Schools. He was appointed to his position on May 21, 2019, by the County Board of Education. Dr. Williams also joins us on Zoom.

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Dr. Sonja Santelises, President and CEO of Baltimore City Piublic Schools; Dr. Darryl Williams, Superintendent of Schools for Baltimore County Public Schools. (photos courtesy BCPS/BCoPS)

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