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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative

February 15, 2019State of Maryland
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces ‘Safe Schools Maryland’ School Safety Initiative Launches New School Safety Tip Line and Mobile App For Reporting Threats ANNAPOLIS, Md. (October 3, 2018) – Governor Larry Hogan today announced the launch of “Safe Schools Maryland,” a tip line and mobile app designed to streamline reporting of possible threats to students school facilities.
Topics: Emergency Preparedness Violence Prevention in Schools Violence Prevention on Campus

Prince George's School CEO to Make Public Reports on Student Safety

May 31, 2016WUSA 9

Prince George’s County School CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell has promised to report publicly each year statistics and updates on school safety, in the wake of a shocking child porn case at an elementary school.

Topics: Sexual Assault & Date Rape Violence Prevention in Schools

Safety patroller awarded with statewide honor

May 26, 2016Capital Gazette

Anika Coleman, a fifth grader at Pasadena Elementary School, recently won an award for being an outstanding safety patroller. 

Topics: Transportation Safety Violence Prevention in Schools

Police, School System Want to Outfit All Montgomery County School Buses With Cameras

May 10, 2016Bethesda Magazine

[Montgomery] County police and school officials are pitching a new vendor they say could outfit all 1,287 of the system’s buses with cameras to catch drivers who illegally pass the vehicles while at bus stops.

Topics: Transportation Safety Violence Prevention in Schools

Criticism leveled at schools for Maryland juvenile offenders

December 27, 2015The Baltimore Sun

When state officials decided in 2004 to turn the education programs in juvenile justice facilities over to the Maryland State Department of Education, the plan was praised as a bold move to help rehabilitate some of the state's most vulnerable youths.

Finally, they thought, these classrooms would be run by experts, the same people who had built one of the nation's best public school systems. The changeover, part of a sweeping overhaul of the long-troubled juvenile justice system, was also seen as a recognition by state officials that a good education was a way to prevent recidivism among juvenile offenders.

But The Baltimore Sun has found that in overseeing the roughly 5,000 students a year in 14 state-run juvenile facilities, the state's Department of Education has failed to meet the very standards it enforces in public school districts. And though laws say that juvenile offenders are entitled to the same education as their peers in public schools, interviews and records show serious shortcomings.

Topics: Classroom Management & Teacher Safety Gang Violence Violence Prevention in Schools

Maryland officials gather to address school safety

June 25, 2015WBAL

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —School safety remains a critical topic for educators across Maryland as officials gather for a conference.

Topics: Emergency Preparedness Violence Prevention in Schools Violence Prevention on Campus

Maryland high schools unsafe for LGBT students, study says

November 13, 2014The Baltimore Sun

A survey of LGBT secondary students in the state conducted in 2013 and released Thursday by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN found that fewer than half of the high school students in Maryland who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender that are verbally, physically and sexually harassed and assaulted by their classmates report the abuse.

Topics: Bullying Sexual Harassment Violence Prevention in Schools

Youth advocates find LGBT kids vulnerable, underserved in Maryland

August 12, 2014The Baltimore Sun

In a report to be released today, advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community call on state officials to improve services for marginalized and bullied LGBT youth in schools, foster homes and detention centers across the state.

Topics: Bullying Depression & Suicide Prevention Gender Bias & LGBTQ Homelessness Sexual Assault & Date Rape Sexual Harassment Violence Prevention in Schools