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  • Legislators to renew push for 'hybrid' school board this session

    Legislators to renew push for 'hybrid' school board this session
    Towson-area legislators will be tackling issues both fresh and familiar during the 2013 General Assembly session, which begins on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Annapolis. Chief among them will be the issue of adopting the model of a "hybrid" school board,...
  • Balto. Co. schools budget would add 100 teachers

    Balto. Co. schools budget would add 100 teachers
    Baltimore County classrooms would have about 100 more teachers next school year under a budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Superintendent Dallas Dance. In his first spending plan since taking the post, Dance presented a $1.3 billion operating budget...
  • 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...
  • Timonium residents show 'Pride in America' for Goucher concert

    Timonium residents Dick Dods and Tom McPoyle invite the community to attend their chorus' annual show, "Pride in America," being held in the Kraushaar Auditorium on the campus of Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, on Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. The show...
  • Dance challenges school system to set goals and embrace a 'barrage of ideas'

    Dance challenges school system to set goals and embrace a 'barrage of ideas'
    Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent  S. Dallas Dance  last week set his expectations for "Team BCPS" — calling on educators to working together with parents, students and the community to make the county school system the best in the...
  • Meet Dallas Dance

    Meet Dallas Dance
    New Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance will be the guest at the next Sun Newsmaker Forum this Thursday, when he will answer questions from the public about his plans for the school system and the decisions he has already made. Mr. Dance's...
  • Superintendent Dance opens lines of communication at Loch Raven High meeting

    Superintendent Dance opens lines of communication at Loch Raven High meeting
    Baltimore County school Superintendent Dallas Dance listened to residents' feedback at a community meeting Wednesday night at Loch Raven High School, opening up a line of communication between school officials and the community that many felt had been...
  • Baltimore Co. students honor teachers from segregation era

    After he graduated from the old Sollers Point Junior-Senior High School in 1953, Ed "Eddie" Bartee went to work forBethlehem Steel Corp.in Sparrows Point, where he became a representative for the steelworkers' union and was responsible for a $2 million...
  • Baltimore County Board of Education passes revised facility use policy

    The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted to approve a revision of Policy 1300 that regulates the use of county school facilities, ending a long and contentious public debate — and allowing community organizations greater leeway to...
  • 'Doom and gloom' projected for Balto. Co. schools funding

    Even after slashing nearly 200 teaching positions, Baltimore County schools are facing another projected budget shortfall for next year and will have to make millions of dollars in cuts, the school board learned Saturday. Baltimore County schools chief...
  • School systems around state need to address improvements to buildings

    School systems around state need to address improvements to buildings
    Rodgers Forge Elementary had reached nearly double its capacity, so parents and students were relieved last year when the new $22 million WestTowson Elementary opened to ease crowding at neighboring schools in Baltimore County. One year later, West...