| Jan 9, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Students and teachers in the Howard County Public School System weren't the only people on winter break last month. Superintendent Renee Foose directed all offices and facilities closed as well, to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars in savings,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:05 PM
A proposed change in next year's Howard County academic calendar has some teachers and parents riled, and they came to the Board of Education Thursday, Jan. 9 to criticize the plan.
Last month, Howard County Public School System central office staff...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:35 AM
A recommendation to move more than 1,000 students to new schools next year went before the Howard County Board of Education on Tuesday, Oct. 22, as work proceeds on middle school redistricting.
As part of the final recommendation from staff and...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Howard County Public Schools Superintendent Renee Foose announced on Friday two new measures to prevent bullying before and after the school bell rings.
County residents now have access to an online reporting system...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Nine Howard County schools have been named Maryland Green Schools by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education.
The schools were recognized at the Howard County Green School Celebration Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Robinson Nature...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:25 AM
Three themes consistently rang out at the first public hearing on the proposed redistricting for Howard County middle schools Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Board of Education in Ellicott City.
First, there were divided thoughts on whether Wilde Lake Middle...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Howard County Board of Education members were literally all over the map at the first work session to discuss redistricting among the county’s middle schools.
Superintendent Renee Foose last week proposed moving 1,177 students among eight...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
More than three dozen Howard County parents and students turned out to speak their minds on the proposal to move more than 1,100 students to new middle schools next year.
Monday night was the second and final public hearing on the matter, and though...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Students at Hammond High School may have noticed something different about their school this year. Like all other schools in the Howard County Public School System, Hammond implemented changes to improve the health and wellness of its students. The...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
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...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 1:20 PM
More transfers and promotions are taking place among school and central office administrators in the Howard County Public School System, along with the arrivals of several new hires from neighboring districts.
The shifts Superintendent Renee Foose...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:46 AM
As part of new Superintendent Renee Foose's continuing realignment of the Howard County schools' central office, the school system will no longer have in-house legal counsel.
"The model's not functioning as it was originally designed," Foose told the...