Daily Archives: January 3, 2020

Sweeping Maryland Education Plan Seeks Equity, Improvement

At the heart of a sweeping plan to improve education in Maryland with billions in added funding is the goal of addressing inequities in schools that serve high numbers of children in poverty — a problem experts in education say is a fundamental one in the United States. A state commission that has spent three years studying how to make…

Maryland Governor, Comptroller Reach Transportation Deal

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s comptroller have reached a deal needed to move forward with a public-private partnership on to ease traffic congestion around the nation’s capital. Hogan announced the deal Friday with Comptroller Peter Franchot. They represent two out of three votes on Maryland Board of Public Works, which would need to approve of the plan moving…

Man Struck, Killed by MARC Train in Prince George’s

A man was struck and killed by a MARC train in Beltsville, Maryland, Friday evening, Prince George’s County police said. The southbound train was traveling from Munkirk Station to Greenbelt Station on MARC’s Camden Line when it struck the man about 5:15 p.m., police said. Police are investigating what the man was doing on the tracks. The investigation caused significant…

Valuable Painting Donated to Goodwill in DC

A work of art worth as much as $10,000 was recently donated to a Goodwill store in D.C., and it’s unclear if the donor knew what they had. A mixed media oil painting and collage by the Chinese artist Chuang Che was donated last month to the Goodwill location on South Dakota Avenue NE, according to staff members. “This might…