| May 11, 2012
| 8:25 AM
New Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose recently inked a four-year, $250,000 deal that includes a provision that allows her to be reimbursed for up to $25,000 in relocation costs.
Foose will be moving from the neighboring Frederick County to...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:08 PM
As the Board of Education went into dinner recess during its meeting Tuesday, Allen Dyer served four of his fellow board members with legal complaints, suing them over alleged violations of the Open Meetings Act during the board's recent search for...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 11:43 AM
The Howard County Board of Education Wednesday approved an application to apply for up to $30 million in grant money, but the application for the federal funds lacks the required support of the teachers' union.
By a vote of 5-2, the board approved...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Howard County students continue to outperform their fellow students across the state when it comes to required High School Assessment exams.
In Howard County, 97 percent of graduating seniors passed the HSAs in 2012, according to the school system,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Though no decision will be made for two weeks, some Ellicott City neighborhoods may be facing a less drastic change when it comes to redistricting.
"The Veterans (Elementary) island that is being created here, I am totally opposed to it being bussed...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 7:15 PM
On a day that the storm Sandy kept most of the region indoors, Howard school board candidate Robert Ballinger saw an opportunity. With Election Day about a week away, he figured he'd reach out via email to Howard residents who were likely at home...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:04 AM
As summer fades into fall, more than 50,000 students in Howard County are preparing for the 2012-2013 school year, which starts Monday, Aug. 27.
Several changes will face both students and educators with the toll of the first bell.
One of the biggest...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:09 PM
While visiting classes on the first day of school, new Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose had a pedometer strapped to her waist as part of a systemwide program for employees that emphasizes health.
By midmorning, she had already logged tens of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 2:46 PM
This was the first week of school for more than just the nearly 51,000 students attending Howard County schools. It also was the first day of school for recently appointed Superintendent Renee Foose.
Foose, hired this summer to replace former...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 11:28 AM
With the first day of school in Howard and Anne Arundel counties on Monday, Aug. 27, all Laurel-area students are back in the classroom.
Some enjoyed special visitors the first day.
Recently appointed Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose spent the...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:38 AM
The cost of school construction is rising, the Board of Education was warned Thursday night, as Superintendent Renee Foose presented her $107.3 million capital budget request for fiscal year 2014, which means projects will cost more to build.
| Jun 7, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Baltimore County Superintendent Joe A. Hairston looked out this week at 700 elementary students spread out on their school's lawn to celebrate the groundbreaking for a long-awaited new wing.
The ceremony was like dozens before it, but for Hairston the...