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April 18: Bebe Verdery Retirement Announcement
April 1: Please Call Senators to Pass School Climate Bills
March 23: 2 WEEKS TO GO! Legislative Updates
March 18: Tell State Legislators to Fully Fund Kirwan!
March 7: Baltimore City Parents Sue State of Maryland
March 3: March for Our Schools - March 11th
February 24: Vote NO on 1373 -- Don't Arm School Police!
January 31: 2019 Education Legislative Priorities
January 22: ACLU-MD & NAACP LDF Letter to Governor Hogan
December 20: Schools that Baltimore City Students Deserve
November 24: Kirwan Public Hearing on November 29th
November 3: Kirwan Commission Must Prioritize Race Equity
October 13: Vote FOR Question 1
September 22: No A/C, No Heat, No Excuses
August 14: You're invited: 5 new Baltimore schools opening!
August 4: Kirwan hears from Race Equity Expert
June 25: Kirwan + Primary Day Election
May 30: Dorothy I. Height Elementary Opening Day
April 18: 2018 Legislative Session - That's a Wrap!
March 26: 2 WEEKS TO GO! Legislative Updates
March 14: It's Still Cold! Take action for school faciltiies funding!
February 22: Legislative Priorities & BEC Solutions Summit
February 7: State Budget for Schools: Additional $$ Helps City, Others
December 15: Kirwan Update & Uniting City Leaders Around School Funding
November 21: BEC Unity Event
October 30: After 4 public hearings, Kirwan Commission postpones report
October 24: Last Kirwan Commission Public Hearing Wednesday in PG County
October 3: Fund Our Schools Now!
August 28: Celebrating New Schools Built in Baltimore!
August 2: What's happening with that funding study?
June 13: Baltimore City Council, Mayor Pugh Strike Deal for City Schools
April 13: 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up
March 28: Movement Toward Fixing the Gap
March 13: Updates on Efforts to #FixtheGap
February 27: #FixtheGap Rally Draws Thousands
February 8: City Schools' Deficit: What You Can Do
January 13: 2017 Legislative Priorities