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In just a few months, I will take the helm of Baltimore County Public Schools, a district with the unshakable belief that all students can learn at the highest levels. For the past 12 years, Superintendent Joe Hairston's vision, passion and drive in...
The County Council last week sent a letter to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Joe Hairston asking him to change a policy that closes school athletic fields from use during school emergency closures — even if the emergencies don't...
Tags: Hurricane Irene (2011), Perry Hall
As the clock ticked toward midnight Monday, school boards in Howard and Baltimore County were scrambling to make job offers to their next superintendents. The timing was not a coincidence. The school boards in the adjoining districts knew they were in an...
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After receiving criticism last school year for cutting high school teaching positions while keeping administrators, Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston is proposing to do the reverse next year — preserve classroom teachers and...
Tags: Unions, Employees, Teachers, Health Insurance, Baltimore County
Six elementary schools have been added to the prestigious Maryland list of Blue Ribbon designees after they were recognized as the highest performers and for raising achievement of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Interim state Superintendent...
A dozen county residents spoke at a public meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 17, at Ridge Ruxton School, in Towson, giving the Baltimore County Board of Education feedback on its proposed $1.23 billion budget for fiscal year 2013. School board members expected...
Tags: Charles Street, Lobbying, Students, PTA, Teaching and Learning
Baltimore County school employees have reached a tentative agreement with the school system that would raise the contributions employees make to their health care plans over the next five years in exchange for guarantees that there will be no layoffs or...
The Baltimore County school board is expected to vote to approve S. Dallas Dance, a Houston school administrator, as its next superintendent at a special meeting Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. in the school board offices on Charles Street. Dance will be...
Tags: Charles Street, Baltimore County, Bowie
Searching for a new school superintendent in Maryland sometimes takes the skills of a CIA agent, including clandestine meetings and flights to faraway places. Three Maryland school boards are nearing the end of searches for new superintendents, and...
Just 24 hours before the scheduled Board of Education vote on the proposed 700-seat Mays Chapel elementary school, the school board heard testimony from nearly 40 residents Monday night, March 19, at a meeting at Loch Raven High School that was attended...
Tags: Schools, Elementary Schools, Timonium
There's something very wrong about the Baltimore County school system's spending $5 million on textbooks and a curriculum that were hardly used and are already outdated. ("Officials question millions spent on Balto. Co. texts and curriculum," Nov. 12)....
Tags: Kevin Kamenetz
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