Harford school supporters are trying to start a movement to pressure local elected officials, especially the county executive, to do better moving forward when it comes to funding education, the local teachers union president said.
Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s former poet laureate and a respected University of Maryland faculty member who taught creative writing, died of complications of multiple myeloma April 11 at his Frederick home. He was 79.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is seeking the county’s first income tax increase in nearly 30 years — plus new fees on development and additional charges on residents’ monthly cellphone and cable bills.
Dr. Catherine G. Gira, whose career took her from a high school English teacher in Cationsville to president of Frostburg State University, died March 26 at Friends House in Sandy Spring. The longtime Columbia resident was 86.
Evelyn T. Beasley, a popular city public schools educator who was at the helm of Roland Park Elementary Middle School for nearly two decades which she turned around from a failing school, died March 24 from cancer at Woodholme Gardens, a Pikesville assisted-living facility. She was 89.
Joyce P. Wheeler, a retired city public schools elementary teacher who made teaching science fun, died March 21 of complications of Alzheimer's disease at her family farm in Sequim, Wash. The former longtime Govans resident was 78.
William G. "Gil" Smith, a retired veteran Baltimore County public schools educator who worked to protect Monarch butterflies, died March 16 of Parkinson's disease at the Maples of Towson, an assisted living facility for senior citizens. The Timonium resident was 86.
Daniel Zubrowski, a teacher at Havre de Grace Elementary School, was named a winner of Maryland's 2019 Financial Education and Capability Award program for coordinating a school-wide financial literacy carnival last spring.
The Maryland House of Delegates followed the state Senate in approving a bill undoing Gov. Larry's Hogan's order that the academic year at public schools begin after Labor Day. The chambers passed the legislation by margins large enough to override a veto, should Hogan exercise that power.
Monday night, thousands of Maryland public school educators, from Garrett County to Worcester County and everywhere in between, will get on buses and travel to Annapolis to protest our underfunded schools and call for a new investment in our state’s public education system.
Concerns about student involvement and the future of liberal arts at McDaniel College — following the decisions to sunset several majors and minors — were topics during an open town hall Wednesday night.
Of the 209 new teachers hired for the 2017-2018 school year, 33 of them identified themselves as teacher of color, a number that’s been increasing the last three years as Harford schools focus on increasing their diversity.
Some McDaniel College students, faculty and alumni have criticized the decision to eliminate some programs and how it was made as being indicative of an attack on humanist education and excluding them from having real say in the process.