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Joe A. Hairston

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  • Baltimore County's $2 million blunder

    Baltimore County's $2 million blunder
    We've been told over and over that the most effective way to improve the quality of public school instruction is to put a great teacher in every classroom. But apparently it isn't a very high priority for the Baltimore County School District. In fact,...
  • Balto. Co. schools have a lot to answer for

    Now that the start of the new school year is looming on the not-too-distant horizon, perhaps Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston and his staff at Greenwood can answer a few "old business" questions remaining from last year. On the issue of...
  • County schools' priorities are off

    Hairston doesn't seem to realize the important role that open-minded principals and qualified teachers play in a successful school It is evident that Baltimore County School Superintendent Joe A. Hairston has his head in the sand when it comes to the...
  • Baltimore County Council supports partially elected school board

    In an attempt to push for a more accountable school board, a majority of Baltimore County Council members say they would support a move from a fully appointed school board to a partially elected one. While the council has no direct say over whether the...
  • Students find surprise, friendship on China trip

    After almost two months in China, 27 high school students from Baltimore County's public schools returned home July 17 with new friendships, souvenirs and tales of their adventures as strangers in a strange land. "It was so cool," said Lutherville...
  • To build a better school board in Baltimore County

    To build a better school board in Baltimore County
    There is ample evidence that Baltimore County's school board has been failing to do its job of representing the community and holding the superintendent accountable. In just the last few years, we've had the debacle of an overheated Ridgely Middle School,...
  • Stoneleigh Elementary addition is fifth-highest priority for School Board

    A proposed renovation and addition to Stoneleigh Elementary School received a boost Thursday, Aug. 4, when the Baltimore County Public School system listed the project fifth on a list of capital budget priorities for the coming year. The report, which...
  • Rejected $35,000 flashy West Towson school sign lingers in limbo

    Rejected $35,000 flashy West Towson school sign lingers in limbo
    The fate of the $35,000 flashing electronic sign that once graced the entrance to two schools on North Charles Street remains assured yet even more uncertain. It is safely stored in one of the Baltimore County Pubic School's warehouses, according to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Franchot puts heat on Baltimore County schools

    State Comptroller Peter Franchot plans to post an online petition on his agency's web site Thursday to help Baltimore County parents put pressure on the county school administration to take action to put air-conditioning into schools that now offer no...
  • Md. schools moving from zero-tolerance discipline policies

    State school board members still don't know her name, but a Dorchester County girl who was denied access to an education for a year is the pivotal figure in their push to abandon long-held zero-tolerance discipline policies across Maryland. The 15-year-...