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Md. Gov. Signs Law Requiring Tougher Teacher Screenings

Md. Gov. Signs Law Requiring Tougher Teacher Screenings

Maryland's governor signed a new law Thursday inspired by a News4 I-Team investigation. The law will better protect school children by requiring stricter background checks for public school teachers. Scott MacFarlane reports.

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Mar 29, 2019
Maryland Senate Advances Bill to Enhance Teacher Background Checks

Maryland Senate Advances Bill to Enhance Teacher Background Checks

The Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill to better protect school children from predators. Reporting by Scott MacFarlane and the News4 I-Team has been cited during the debate.

Mar 13, 2019
Bill Requiring Tougher Teacher Background Checks Advances in Maryland Senate

Bill Requiring Tougher Teacher Background Checks Advances in Maryland Senate

New legislation inspired by a News4 I-Team investigation passed another hurdle at the Maryland State House. Scott MacFarlane reports the bill's sponsors say it'll better protect children in public schools.

Mar 6, 2019
Bill to Toughen School Background Checks Passes Md. House Committee

Bill to Toughen School Background Checks Passes Md. House Committee

Maryland is a step closer to passing a new law to protect children. Scott MacFarlane reports it would require tougher background checks when school districts hire teachers.

Feb 26, 2019
Bill Would Make Background Checks by Md. Schools More Strict

Bill Would Make Background Checks by Md. Schools More Strict

The Maryland General Assembly is deliberating legislation to stiffen the background checks conducted by public school districts. Read More

Jan 9, 2019
Law Requires More Robust Background Checks for DC Teachers

Law Requires More Robust Background Checks for DC Teachers

D.C. public and charter schools are required to perform more robust background checks before hiring new teachers under a new law passed by the D.C. Council. Read More

Nov 20, 2018
Women's Teaching Licenses Revoked for Inappropriate Conduct

Women's Teaching Licenses Revoked for Inappropriate Conduct

At least six local women have had their teaching licenses canceled or revoked since January 2017 for sexual misconduct or inappropriate texting with their students, yet none was revealed to parents or communities by school... Read More

Sep 4, 2018
How to See Which Teachers Have Had Licenses Revoked

How to See Which Teachers Have Had Licenses Revoked

You can learn if a teacher's license was revoked and why. News4's Scott MacFarlane shows how to do so in Maryland and Virginia. It's tougher to do in D.C.

Apr 9, 2018
Bill to Address Sex Abuse in Schools Fails in Md. House

Bill to Address Sex Abuse in Schools Fails in Md. House

Maryland legislators ended their 2018 session without passing a high-profile bill to protect against child sex abuse in schools. Read More

Mar 14, 2018
Inquiry Into Md. Dept. of Ed. Decision on Background Checks

Inquiry Into Md. Dept. of Ed. Decision on Background Checks

A group of state legislators launched a formal inquiry into a decision by the Maryland State Department of Education to stop using a national teacher license background check service in 2015 and 2016. Read More

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