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Dance resignation leaves his school initiatives in question

Dance resignation leaves his school initiatives in question

In his five years as Baltimore County schools superintendent, Dallas Dance has been a forceful, energetic — and sometimes controversial — presence in a diverse suburban district known both for its outstanding and struggling schools.

His abrupt resignation last week leaves open the possibility that many of his initiatives — some of them just recently launched — could be delayed or dropped under an interim superintendent to be hired in the next two months.

Some school leaders, parents and legislators praised Dance's communication skills and political savvy — particularly his relationships with the county executive and lawmakers who supported his funding requests. They want the...

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