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Lisa Philip

Lisa Philip reports on all things education in Howard County and Laurel, from school budgets to new playground benches to school field trips to see the Pope. Before coming to the Howard County Times, Lisa played classical viola and worked for an after-school music program in West Baltimore.
Laurel High computer networking program trains students for careers

For the past 12 years, Michael Hines has prepared students at Laurel High for careers in information technology through the school's Cisco Networking Academy. The program recently received a $10,000 grant in recognition of Hines and his students' accomplishments.

At Northfield Elementary, educators encourage students to wiggle

At Northfield Elementary in Ellicott City, educators have embraced movement as a tool for keeping students engaged in learning. The school was recently honored with a 2016 Let's Move! Schools National Award from Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity initiative, in recognition of its efforts to create an active school environment.

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