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Approaching another academic year [Editorial]

Approaching another academic year [Editorial]

For just about every family in Harford County, this will be a busy week because it's back-to-school week. The school system employs about 2,500 teachers, which translates to a full 1 percent of the county's population. Those teachers provide instruction for about 38,000 people of school age, or slightly more than 15 percent of the county's population. Then there are people in the school system support staff, from custodians to assistant superintendents, as well as contractors like bus drivers and volunteers like coaches and cafeteria helpers. Roughly a sixth of the population of Harford County is mobilized this week as teachers were preparing their classrooms for...

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