Under Armour and the Baltimore Ravens donated a combined $75,000 to restore free bus rides for Baltimore public school students for the rest of this school year, city officials announced Tuesday.
February 15, 2017
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on Tuesday released his proposed capital budget for fiscal 2018, which recommends $1.73 billion for the county school system. The money proposed for Montgomery County Public Schools would pay for projects including the construction of four schools, 22 additions, and 11 school renovation/expansions while also investing in other infrastructure needs, according to the statement. To finance the projects, the county is expecting $308.6 million in state assistance.
January 18, 2017
A first-time report card on the state of school food in Maryland gives top marks to Howard County and finds that many districts fall short in providing salad bars, restricting sugar in meals and limiting vending machines to healthier items even after school hours.
January 18, 2017
Maryland is one of seven states chosen by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to participate in a two-year pilot that will allow food stamp recipients to buy groceries online for the first time. The federal agency that oversees the supplemental nutritional food program for low income people, also known as SNAP, announced that in Maryland online retailer Amazon, along with grocery chains ShopRite and Safeway will begin accepting the federal benefits for online food purchases when the program starts this summer. (Balt. Sun)
January 09, 2017