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Joe A. Hairston

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  • Baltimore County school board OKs Dance as superintendent

    Baltimore County school board OKs Dance as superintendent
    The Baltimore County school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve S. Dallas Dance, a Houston school administrator, as the next superintendent of its 105,000-student system. During a brief news conference after the vote, Dance said he had had...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...