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Joe A. Hairston

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  • Hairston challenges school leaders in address

    Joe A. Hairston, superintendent of Baltimore County schools, opens every academic year with an address to supervisors and administrators, usually about 800 people in all. As he prepared to rally the crowd gathered Friday at Catonsville High School, he...
  • With storm approaching, Baltimore County Public Schools cancels weekend activities

    Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Friday, Aug. 26, that all of its weekend activities for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27-28, at county schools would be canceled due to the pending arrival ofHurricane Irene. The school system sent out an alert...
  • Hurricane Irene delays start of school year in Baltimore County

    Baltimore County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 29, delaying the start of the new school year due to what officials called, "the continuing effects of Hurricane Irene." By Sunday afternoon, 65 BCPS schools were without power, and safety...
  • Baltimore County schools will be closed again Tuesday

    Baltimore County Public Schools will again be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 30, delaying the start of the new school year yet again "due to the continuing effects of Hurricane Irene," according to school officials. The school year had been scheduled to start...
  • Many residents still powerless in Irene's wake

    Snarled intersections, blocked roads, downed trees, closed schools and some 100,000 BGE customers without power were among the challenges that greeted the new week as Towson, and the region, struggled to get over its stormy affair with Hurricane Irene....
  • All but 20 public schools in Baltimore County will open Wednesday

    All but 20 public schools in Baltimore County will open Wednesday
    After a two-day delay because of power outages caused by Hurricane Irene, most Baltimore County Public Schools will open the 2011-12 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Those schools will open on time and with a normal schedule. "It's time to get back...
  • Speaker series kicks off Montessori 50th anniversary

    The Montessori School in Luthervillle is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and will host a speakers' series this fall as part of the schedule of anniversary events. The school, with includes programs for toddlers through grade six at its...
  • The wrong lesson for kindergartners

    As an early childhood professional, I was disturbed by your Page 2 photo of a kindergarten class "demonstrating standing-in-line skills during a bathroom break" ("Underway at last," Sept. 7). It's a pity The Sun chose to promote this ineffective...
  • St. Paul's LEED building honors memory of Fisher

    St. Paul's School in Brooklandville held a ceremony on Sept. 10 celebrating the school's Fisher Hall, a new building housing the library and student commons area for its Upper School, has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building...
  • Towson High rises to national honor with Blue Ribbon designation

    Towson High rises to national honor with Blue Ribbon designation
    Principal Jane Barranger said Towson High School's designation on Thursday, Sept. 15, as a National Blue Ribbon School is confirmation that students, staff and parents are doing "the right thing." But that doesn't mean they're satisfied. "I feel very...
  • Awalts make community mark across the generations

    Achievements abound in the Awalt family of Cockeysville, and we're happy to share with the community these wonderful accomplishments. Don Awalt, the father of the family, was recently ordained as a deacon by Archbishop Edwin O'Brien to serve the...
  • Keep a partially elected school board on track

    This is a tale of two counties, Baltimore and Howard, and their school boards. In Baltimore County, not a single board member is elected. Every member is appointed by the governor. It's the opposite in adjacent Howard County. Every member is elected....