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The Daily Dose 9-21-20

Sep 21, 2020

The Baltimore County teachers’ union pushes back against a call to return to classrooms in October. Meanwhile, virtual instruction poses a unique challenge for art and music teachers. And Governor Hogan encourages Marylanders to go out to eat, as indoor dining capacities expand to 75 percent.

The Daily Dose 9-15-20

Sep 15, 2020

The list of early voting and polling centers for Baltimore has been approved. Special education students are straining under the challenge of virtual learning. And how do you have a productive conversation with someone who doesn't take the threat of COVID-19 seriously?

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There will be no school buses on the road Tuesday, even though it’s the first day of classes for a number of school systems in Maryland, including Baltimore City, and Baltimore and Howard Counties. Every school district in the state is starting the year with virtual learning.

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Baltimore’s public schools and the city’s Department of Recreation and Parks are partnering to provide more than 1,000 students access to virtual learning lessons at 15 schools and recreation centers.

 

The program is to start September 28. It is designed to provide students in grades K-5 who might not have Wi-Fi access a way to complete their lessons.

The Daily Dose 9-1-20

Sep 1, 2020
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Governor Hogan says Maryland is ready for Phase 3 of reopening. The Maryland State Board of Education backs off its deadline for schools to increase live online instruction time. Baltimore County offers increased pay to lure more needed election judges. And a healthcare workers’ union rep talks about the need for safe and fair working conditions during the pandemic.

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Gov. Larry Hogan announced yesterday that all of Maryland’s public schools should plan for in-person learning this fall. The announcement comes just days before the start of the school year. 

“It is absolutely critical that we begin the process of getting our children safely and gradually back into the classrooms,” Hogan said at a late afternoon press conference. 

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Dr. Jay Perman, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland, said Thursday he decided to open the state’s 12 public colleges and universities with combined in-person and virtual learning this fall based on student feedback. 

“If we took a blanket approach and said nobody can come to campus I don’t think we would be serving the public good,” Perman said at a press call.