| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Grace McComas would have graduated from Glenelg High School May 29.
At the upcoming commencement, friends and classmates want to honor Grace, who was a sophomore in 2012 when she committed suicide after months of cyber-bullying. After initial opposition...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:20 AM
Howard County schools closed to students nine times this winter — four more than allotted in the calendar — but administrators are still waiting to hear whether or not students will have to make up those extra days.
As of Tuesday, April 1,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:55 PM
The last day of school for Howard County students will be Friday, June 20. The adjusted last day of school comes after State Superintendent Lillian Lowery approved a modified, two-day waiver for snow days, the school system announced Thursday.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Oakland Mills High School senior John Dean didn't join the school's choir until his junior year — a decision he now describes as a mistake he hopes younger students interested in singing don't make.
This week, he and fellow choir members will...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:30 AM
With freezing rain in the forecast, the Howard County Public School System has canceled all after-school activities Tuesday.
Cancellations include all school- and community-sponsored events and high school sports practices and games. This is the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:19 AM
When an unprecedented number of teachers turned out for a public hearing on Superintendent Renee Foose's proposed $742 million operating budget request, they criticized the lack of a placeholder for raises. But a placeholder is coming, Foose said —...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:06 AM
Howard County public school officials and the county's teachers union made little progress Monday after resuming contentious negotiations on pay increases for teachers in the coming budget.
Teachers and the Howard County Education Association have...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:20 AM
As the region braces itself for heavy snowfall Wednesday night into Thursday, Howard County agencies have already started to prepare.
The National Weather Service is predicting between 6 and 10 inches of snow for the county, with up to a foot of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:20 AM
When Howard County Budget Director Ray Wacks spoke last year to a commission charged with considering salaries for Howard's elected officials, he struck a guarded tone.
"Things are getting better," he told the group in November. "We're in a period, I...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:53 AM
The Howard County Public School System is investing in a new data warehouse for student information, and school officials think it will garner attention from the business community.
Justin Benedict, director of data management for the school system,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Changing school start times in Howard County could take a long time, but the school system wants to "do it right," Superintendent Renee Foose said.
"We want to take our time and look at every nuance," Foose said at the Board of Education meeting...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Allen Dyer, the former Howard County Board of Education member who was ousted during the 2012 primaries in the midst of impeachment proceedings, has filed to run for the board.
Dyer filed Monday, Feb. 24, a day before the Feb. 25 deadline. He said he...