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  • After initial request denied, Grace McComas can be honored at Glenelg graduation

    After initial request denied, Grace McComas can be honored at Glenelg graduation
    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...
  • Howard still waiting on snow day waiver

    Howard still waiting on snow day waiver
    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,...
  • Howard schools get 2-day snow waiver, close on June 20

     Howard schools get 2-day snow waiver, close on June 20
    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. The...
  • Foose says Howard County union events could put teachers in bad light

    Foose says Howard County union events could put teachers in bad light
    As contract negotiations between county schools and the teachers union continue to focus on salary adjustments, union officials have encouraged teachers to take part in two school-day activities they believe will drum up community support for the union....
  • Judge schools superintendent on her character, integrity [Letter]

    As a former elected Howard County Board of Education member and a retired Howard County educator, I'd like to give my support to Howard County Superintendent, Dr. Renee Foose. I was not happy with the results of the survey of her performance that came out...
  • It's about fairness, not greed [Commentary]

    It's about fairness, not greed [Commentary]
    There are lots of words I could use to describe my colleagues, but greedy isn't one of them. In a recent Baltimore Sun article ("Foose says Howard County union events could put teachers in bad light," April 10), School Superintendent Renee Foose was...
  • Howard educators pass on a curve in Gallup poll

    Howard educators pass on a curve in Gallup poll
    Educators and employees in Howard County schools are slightly more engaged than employees nationwide, according to the results of a Gallup poll released last week, even though more than 60 percent didn't meet that standard. Tim Hodges, director of...
  • Howard teachers call for better wages at budget hearing

    Howard teachers call for better wages at budget hearing
    No hearing before the Howard County Board of Education in recent years has ever drawn more than 200 or so people — not even redistricting. But the board room Thursday, Jan. 29 was filled to the brim with more than 300 people, and across the parking...
  • Dyer files for Howard school board run

    Dyer files for Howard school board run
    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...
  • Two incumbents out, Dyer in for Howard school board race

    Two incumbents out, Dyer in for Howard school board race
    A crowded field of contenders for four open spots on the Howard County Board of Education included a familiar face for the 2014 elections, but two incumbent names were absent. Ousted school board member Allen Dyer filed Monday, but Brian Meshkin and...
  • Howard school board adopts $758.7 million budget request

    Howard school board adopts $758.7 million budget request
    The Howard County Board of Education Tuesday night approved a $758.7 million operating budget request for fiscal year 2015, almost $17 million more than Superintendent Renee Foose proposed earlier this year. The budget includes $21.4 million as a...
  • Dyer is back, but is that a good thing? [Editorial]

    Dyer is back, but is that a good thing? [Editorial]
    Allen Dyer said the right things on Monday, hours after he filed to run for a seat on the Howard County school board. Dyer spoke of the importance of the public educational system, the value of opposing views on the board and his desire to work with...