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Joe A. Hairston

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  • Dance puts Baltimore County magnet policy change on hold

    Dance puts Baltimore County magnet policy change on hold
    Baltimore County Public Schools SuperintendentS. Dallas Danceannounced Tuesday that the school system's recently-enacted magnet school policy change will be put on hold until a review can be completed. Dance made the announcement at the school board...
  • School system agrees to settlement with two employees

    The Baltimore County school board Tuesday night voted to approve numerous retirements and resignations, including those of two employees who signed contracts with the former superintendent that a union official and others have questioned. But the board...
  • Payout for Hairston contracts is ludicrous

    Please explain why Baltimore County school "leaders" agreed to pay $150,000 to the two school employees who were given contracts by former Superintendent Joe Hairston if the contract was illegal? (School system agrees to settlement with two employees,"...
  • School transition team urges review of achievement gap, discipline policies

    Baltimore County schools should work to more quickly eliminate achievement gaps and ensure that discipline policies are applied consistently to all groups of students, according to recommendations made by the transition team appointed by Superintendent...
  • Catonsville student among 10 named to superintendent's Student Advisory Board

    Adam Antoszewski, a senior at Catonsville High School, was one of 10 students in Baltimore County public schools named by Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to his Student Advisory Board for the 2012–2013 school year. Antoszewski was the first...
  • Ridgely Middle School instructor named county's Teacher of the Year

    Ridgely Middle School instructor named county's Teacher of the Year
    The day after Angela Rountree was named Baltimore County Teacher of the Year, she was back in the classroom doing what she does best — encouraging students of all abilities and from all backgrounds to express themselves through their art. The art...
  • Dance will work as a consultant in Baltimore County schools for June

    Dance will work as a consultant in Baltimore County schools for June
    Dallas Dance, Baltimore County's soon-to-be superintendent of schools, won't officially take the job until July 1, but the school board approved a contract Tuesday night that will allow him to begin working as a consultant for the month of June. The...
  • County Teacher of Year makes multicultural education an art form

    County Teacher of Year makes multicultural education an art form
    This year's Baltimore County's Teacher of the Year has come a long way from the person who started her teaching career at Dundalk Middle School in 1990. Angela Rountree was a good art teacher back then, but good teachers don't get nominated for big...
  • Timonium: From Hampton Mansion to Scouting for Food, a busy time for Troop 328

    Boy Scout Troop 328 enjoyed a spring break trip to Hampton Mansion in April, which helped several Scouts complete a citizenship badge requirement. Ben and Tim Paulis, Dimitri Plaginakos, Ryan Siedenman and Sebastian Zea participated, as did leaders Kevin...
  • Baltimore County legislators, parents to ask Dance to put more teachers in high schools

    Baltimore County legislators, parents to ask Dance to put more teachers in high schools
    Baltimore County parents and legislators will ask incoming schools Superintendent Dallas Dance to consider putting more teachers in high schools, where class sizes have swelled since positions were eliminated a year ago. Maryland Sen. James Brochin, a...
  • Crowding Balto. Co.'s classrooms

    Crowding Balto. Co.'s classrooms
    The results of Baltimore County Superintendent Joe Hairston's poor decision to cut teachers from high schools are now clear: A sharp drop in the number of classes available to students (including Advanced Placement courses), increasing class sizes and...
  • Increased class sizes in Balto. Co. high schools: A student's view

    I have attended Towson High School for four years, and the change in class size this year was a dramatic shift. Your recent article made clear how cutting 200 high school teachers in the Baltimore County School System has negatively affected students...