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As a parent who has been fortunate to have had two children progress through Howard County's excellent public schools I was disappointed to learn that Superintendent Foose's Race to the Top grant application did not make the list of finalists. Then I...
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even...
Four Baltimore-area schools are among the six that have earned state Blue Ribbon honors, Maryland Department of Education officials said on Thursday. Baltimore County's Chadwick Elementary in the Woodlawn area and Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk were...
Nearly a month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, local schools are looking at ways to better ensure student safety. "You can never be too diligent, or too careful," said Bob Moshier, spokesman for Anne Arundel County Public Schools....
The Columbia-based Horizon Foundation, with the help of Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and other organizations, launched a campaign against childhood obesity and the consumption of sugary drinks Tuesday outside of Burleigh Manor Middle School in...
The Columbia-based nonprofit the Horizon Foundation will be kicking off its campaign against childhood obesity on Tuesday at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City. The event, called "Dump Sugar," will begin at 11 a.m. at the school, located at...
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The Howard County Public School System failed to make the list of finalists for millions of dollars in grant money as part of the Race to the Top District Grant through the U.S. Department of Education. Finalists were announced last week. Nationwide,...
Howard County schools deputy superintendent of operations Ray Brown is retiring from the system effective Jan., 1, Howard County officials said Wednesday night. New Superintendent Renee Foose named Brown deputy superintendent in August, a month after...
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Ellicott City lawyer Frank Aquino was elected chairman of the Howard County Board of Education Monday night, and three members, including former teachers' union president Ann De Lacy, were sworn in for four-year terms. "The eight members of this board...
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Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been named a 2012 Maryland Blue Ribbon School. It is one of six Maryland schools, and the only school from Howard County, to receive the honor. "Folly Quarter Middle School has an extremely committed...
When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to "qing ju shou," you raise your hand. If you're told, "bu shou hua,"...
Baltimore Sun reporterWEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 northeast winds 6 to 9 miles per hour. Forecasters warn that a few of the storms could be severe and produce large hail, lightning and...
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