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2016: HB 251 Education – Home Instruction Programs – Participation in Clubs and Activities

This bill would allow a homeschool children to participate in specified clubs and activities beginning on January 1, 2017 and authorize the State Department of Education to adopt new regulations to implement this law.

Get the latest update on HB 251 from the General Assembly.

2016: SB 909 – HB 1488 Service, Stipends, and Scholarships – Maryland Corps Program – Established

This bill would establishing the Maryland Corps Program; providing for stipends of up to $15,000 for corps participants and one-time scholarships of up to $6,000 for corps participants who complete the Program that provides them with meaningful service opportunities that address social needs.

Get the latest update on SB 909 from the General Assembly.

Get the latest update on HB 1488 from the General Assembly.

2016: SB 595 Education – Middle School Students – Awarding of Credit

The original bill would have allowed students who have completed the 5th grade to be eligible for acceptance at public institutions of higher education for special admission. It would repeal the requirement that specified students must earn a specified score on a specified test in order to be be accepted. And, it would authorize middle school students to participate in dual enrollment programs.

The amended bill strikes all of the original language and is simplified to state:

A county board whall award credit to a middle school student for any course for which a high school student would be awarded credit if the middle school student meets the same requirements as the high school student.

Get the latest update on SB 595 from the General Assembly.

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Last modified on September 13, 2019