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Joe A. Hairston

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  • 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...
  • Carver facility to be razed after housing Stoneleigh in 2012-13

    Carver facility to be razed after housing Stoneleigh in 2012-13
    Parents, school administrators and elected officials agree that elementary school overcrowding in the York Road corridor has reached a point that requires action, but one facility that's already standing has been ruled out as a possible solution....
  • Hereford senior is a proven leader

    Hereford High School senior Olivia Keithley has accomplished what no other Baltimore County student has: a three-year reign as president of the Baltimore County Student Councils after being the only sophomore ever elected president in 2009. Keithley uses...
  • County executive voices opposition to elected school board

    County Executive Kevin Kamenetz made the trip to Annapolis on Wednesday to speak against the senate bill that would make Baltimore County's Board of Education an elected body — saying the search for a new superintendent should stall any large-...
  • Baltimore County senators delay vote on elected school board bill

    A bill that would give Baltimore County an elected school board was held back from a vote Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a meeting of the county's Senate Delegation in Annapolis, but State Sen. Bobby Zirkin and Jim Brochin are optimistic that change is on the...
  • Baltimore County school superintendent job draws about 40 candidates

    An Air Force squadron commander who grew up in Middle River and graduated from Baltimore County public schools is among those who have applied to be the school system's next superintendent. Timothy T. Tenne, 42, has no experience in education but said he...
  • Time out for Balto. Co. school board reform

    Time out for Balto. Co. school board reform
    The push for adding elected members to Baltimore County's school board gained steam in the last few years for a good reason. Parents complained, with some justification, that Superintendent Joe A. Hairston was insufficiently responsive to their concerns....
  • Can Baltimore County choose a non-educator to be the next superintendent?

    Timothy Tenne is betting that there is a way for the county school board to choose him as the next leader of the county schools. Col. Tenne is leaving the military in the next month and has applied for the superintendent's job which becomes vacant in July...