Baltimore City middle school teacher Wyatt Oroke named 2020-21 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Wyatt Oroke, a teacher at City Springs Elementary/Middle School School in Baltimore City, was named the 2020-21 Maryland Teacher of the Year on Thursday night.

Oroke has taught at City Springs in West Baltimore since 2015, and currently teaches seventh and eighth grade English, while also serving as a team leader, girls volleyball and boys basketball coach, and in a number of other roles in the school and his community. Oroke has received recognition for his teaching, including awards from the Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland State Senate, the Orioles and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

State Superintendent of Schools Karen B. Salmon made the announcement during a live special hosted in partnership by the Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland Public Television, celebrating Maryland educators and their commitment to excellence in education, according to a Maryland Department of Education news release. The special also marked 30 years of

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Maryland board reviews local school districts’ plans

State Board of Education reviewing local school districts’ reopening plans

The Maryland State Board of Education is meeting Tuesday with school-reopening plans a topic of discussion once again, and many disagreements remain over how schools should proceed.|| Coronavirus updates | Maryland’s latest numbers | Where to get tested ||”The point has been made, if you can open bars, movie theaters and shopping malls, why can’t you open the schools?” State Board of Education Member Rose Maria Li said Monday.”We can’t completely throw safety precautions out the window. Locals have not put all of those precautions into place. The logistics have not all been figured out yet. It’s not the same as taking your car full of kids to the movie theater and staying there for an hour and coming home. Children are there all day,” State Board of Education Member Rachel McCusker said

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