Baltimore County Public School superintendent declines to renew contract, Randallstown NAACP calls for national search to find replacement

By Megan Sayles, AFRO Business Writer, msayles@afro.com Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) superintendent Darryl Williams announced on Jan. 23 that he would not renew his contract with the school district. Williams has oversaw the system’s educational program since May 2019.  The Randallstown National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is asking the Baltimore

Child poverty, transportation and schools in proposed state budget for next fiscal year

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, Tmcqueen@afro.com Just two days into his historic term,  Gov. Wes Moore unveiled a proposed budget that spells out his plans for stemming child poverty, ensuring health care, enhancing the state’s schools and shoring up Maryland’s transportation infrastructure.  Moore’s $63.1 billion budget proposal for the fiscal year ending in 2024

Application deadline for Gov. Moore’s boards and committee appointments moved to Jan. 31

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Due to an overflow of submissions, the Moore-Miller administration has extended the boards and commissions application deadline to 5 p.m. Jan. 31  Members of the governor’s boards and commissions are private citizens and public servants who help the administration find a solution to government issues. “I am excited

Gov. Wes Moore completes first week in office

By Catherine Pugh, Special to the AFRO Governor Wes Moore wasted little time getting to work in his new role. The first Black man to lead the state of Maryland filled his first full day in office as Maryland’s 63rd governor with meetings– both public and private–press conferences and announcements.  Moore signed the state’s Standards