Parents urge school board to allow more recess for kids

April 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Catherine Sanders Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Parents of elementary and middle school students are urging the Baltimore County Board of Education to provide more recess time for kids during the school day. The parents, who are part of a group called Maryland Advocates for Play (MAP), [...]

Local mosques remain silent during heated political season

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Faras Aamir Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Muslims in the United States have been under some heat in this year’s political campaign, but local mosques around the Baltimore area are not addressing the controversy. With attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, and more recently in Brussels, some [...]

Towson students march for Sanders

April 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Alex Ziolkowski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Towson University students marched across campus last Friday to urge their classmates to vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in today’s Democratic presidential primary. Chanting slogans like “What does democracy look like? This is what democracy [...]

Baltimore legislators support bill to help impoverished schools

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Baker Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS- Twenty-one state lawmakers from the Baltimore area met recently to discuss legislation that would affect county residents in the 2016 session, including a bill designed to improve low-income schools. Del. Mary Washington, D-Baltimore City [...]

Democratic senate candidates offer progressive agenda

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Emily Baker Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen are offering Maryland voters progressive agendas as each seeks the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate to replace the retiring Barbara Mikulski. Van Hollen currently has [...]

GOP Senate candidates square off in debate

February 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Sydney Douglas Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Four candidates who are seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate squared off in a debate at Goucher College Thursday night, with each criticizing President Obama and saying a new Supreme Court justice should not be chosen until after the [...]

City Council member seeks to help youth through community engagement

December 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Ian Jett Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Eight months after demonstrators rocked Baltimore with pleas to end police brutality and other forms of institutionalized racism, City Council member Brandon Scott is calling on citizens to get more involved in their communities as a way to make the city [...]

Panel debates Black Lives Matter movement

December 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Jasmine Palmer Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer WASHINGTON – A panel of five African American representatives of Democratic Party presidential and local candidates debated the meaning of the Black Lives Matter movement during a Dec. 3 forum at the National Education Association. Some panel [...]

City considers moving police academy to Coppin State

December 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

By Pierce Jaffri and Chanda Kumar Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writers The Baltimore City Council adopted a bill Thursday that is designed to strengthen the police department by moving the police academy from Pimlico Middle School to Coppin State University. Bill 15-0250R, which was introduced by [...]

Local lawmakers divided over Hogan’s education cuts

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Justice D. Stanley Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Maryland state legislators are divided over Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to put $68 million originally set aside for K-12 education toward funding state workers’ pensions, according to interviews conducted over the past week. Baltimore City, [...]
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