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  • Ollie M.J. Ray, city teacher

    Ollie M.J. Ray, city teacher
    Ollie M.J. Ray, whose career teaching in city public schools spanned nearly four decades, died Tuesday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital. She was 82. "They say teachers are born, and Ollie had not only the native ability to be a teacher but also the...
  • Keep them in class [Editorial]

    Keep them in class  [Editorial]
    It's heartening that Baltimore City's new schools CEO, Gregory Thornton, has made limiting the number of out-of-school suspensions for the system's youngest children a priority in his first weeks on the job. In doing so he has sent a strong signal to...
  • Head of home, hospital teachers takes concerns to Howard Board of Education

    Head of home, hospital teachers takes concerns to Howard Board of Education
    In the midst of the continuing impasse between the Howard County Board of Education and the Howard County Education Association, another group of teachers is also struggling to get its voice heard. Tony McGuffin, president of the Howard County Home...
  • MSA warning signs [Editorial]

    MSA warning signs  [Editorial]
    State education officials told us that scores on this year's Maryland School Assessment exams would go down, and that they most certainly did. Schools state-wide embarked last fall on their first full year of instruction tied to the Common Core standards,...
  • Local volleyball team off to compete in Minneapolis [West Friendship]

    Local volleyball team off to compete in Minneapolis [West Friendship]
    Volleyball coaches Joy Zhou and Rose Wilkinson won't even have time to visit Minnehaha Falls while they are in Minneapolis. Instead they are boosting the team spirit of the East Coast Elite Volleyball Team, based out of the Glenwood Community Center, as...
  • Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

    Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]
    The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these...
  • Howard schools' wellness policy gets top grades

    Howard schools' wellness policy gets top grades
    After falling short of a top ranking last year, a wellness policy created by the Howard County Board of Education has made high marks in 2014, school and health officials announced Wednesday.  The policy, which covers a broad spectrum of health and...
  • Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort

    Naval Academy, community college join forces for Arabic immersion effort
    Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes." To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no." "So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I...
  • Design released for new Relay and Westowne Elementary schools

    Design released for new Relay and Westowne Elementary schools
    Construction of two new southwest Baltimore County elementary schools at the sites of Relay Elementary and Westowne Elementary will soon be underway. A schematic design timeline was released by Baltimore County Public Schools on June 30, following a...
  • Longtime Catonsville residents question county's solution to overcrowding

    Longtime Catonsville residents question county's solution to overcrowding
    While a Baltimore County solution is in the works to address overcrowded elementary schools in the southwest area, some Catonsville residents say the solution fails to address future overcrowding in local middle schools and high schools. "Yes, we have a...
  • Keeping the youngest students in school is the right policy [Letter]

    Keeping the youngest students in school is the right policy [Letter]
    I am pleased that Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton has issued a new policy directive at the start of his tenure requiring principals to consult with the central office before suspending pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students ("City seeks to...
  • Design for Catonsville Elementary School released

    Design for Catonsville Elementary School released
    A schematic design for the new Catonsville Elementary School to be built at 106 Bloomsbury Ave. was released by Baltimore County Public Schools last week. The design, created by Rubeling & Associates, a Towson architecture and interior design firm,...