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In state of the schools, Dance touts laptops, pledges more social workers
In state of the schools, Dance touts laptops, pledges more social workers

After two years of change —a new curriculum, the launch of Spanish in elementary schools and a program to provide laptops for every child — Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance said Wednesday the system won't introduce any major initiatives in the coming year, but instead will focus on those that have already begun. At his annual state-of-the-schools address, Dance said he'll put 25 more social workers in schools, placing a social worker in every high school and 43 middle schools. Baltimore County serves 110,000 students in 174 schools, and Dance said social workers provide support they need. Nearly 50 percent of the system's students qualify for...

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