Five challengers and one incumbent are vying for three seats on Howard County's school board in a contested election challengers believe is key to salvage lost accountability and transparency in the school system's leadership.
The Trump family speaks of choice as the educational reform du jour. And who would want to argue against a plan that purports to provide opportunities for every child to obtain the best education possible? Yet educational choice is a loaded term with a checkered history.
Joan Develin Coley of Westminster, was named president of Western Maryland College in 2000 and spearheaded the school's name change to McDaniel College in 2002. Saturday, Oct. 1, she was awarded the Jacob Albright Award from Albright College, the school's highest alumni honor.
Reducing class sizes and securing funding for employee salary increases were the major topics of public concern during a Harford County Public Schools community town hall Thursday on the school system's fiscal 2018 budget.
After more than a year of complaints and questions regarding Commissioner Dennis Frazier's positions as both a county commissioner and an employee of Carroll County Public Schools, the Maryland Attorney General has issued an opinion on the matter, stating that there is no reason in state law that Frazier shouldn't be able to maintain both roles.
The 2017-2018 school year in Harford County will start Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, the day after Labor Day and could end as early as June 7, 2018, under a proposed calendar submitted to the board of education Monday.
If states are serious about attracting new teachers, they must develop marketing strategies that appeal to millennials, who embrace opportunities to change the world around them. Teachers must be portrayed as creative, empowered change-agents that transform young lives.
Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises believes schools in pockets of concentrated poverty will improve if she can provide them better teachers, offer their students a richer curriculum and leverage the sometimes unrecognized strengths of people within their communities.
A teacher at Deer Park Elementary School in Baltimore County faces disciplinary action after she posted a picture of herself with a class of students on school grounds and described them using an expletive, a county schools spokesman said Tuesday.
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.
Six months of negotiations over a new contract for teachers in the Baltimore City Public Schools have taken a turn for the worse, with the union saying it is "not optimistic" the two sides will be able to reach an agreement.
The students who returned to Dumbarton Middle School this fall did so in a building that is undergoing a $28 million renovation to add air conditioning and address an overall need to bring the 60-year-old facility up to modern standards.
Cortney Jordan, a new teacher at Bollman Bridge Elementary School, is missing the beginning of the school year to swim in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Paralympic Games. Watching her races in class has taught her students about perseverance and determination.
The Howard County Public School System has imposed a limited freeze on hiring and purchasing, a move school officials said is key to tackle a $50 million gap between the system's record high request and the budget the county passed in May.
The Combined Education Committee met for the first time on June 30 and started to lay the groundwork to address the growing difference between the county government's ability to fund Carroll County Public Schools and the Board of Education's demands on the county budget. Everyone agreed that they will come into the process open minded. They will keep every option on the table. That being said, there are really just two paths: increase revenue or decrease overhead. Find additional funding through
On Monday, HCPS will hold a budget work session. Since it is clear that cuts are both necessary and imminent, we need community members to attend and speak on behalf of our teachers and students. It is important that the impending cuts come first from the administrative bureaucracy before teaching positions are cut.
Two Notre Dame Preparatory High School students recently had an opportunity to serve in a youth-run simulated Maryland General Assembly, to engage with issues that impact our community. NDP Senior, Miya Dubler, and junior, Allison Ewers, participated in the Maryland Y Youth and Government Conference, in Annapolis, on April 24-25. They joined 150 other students from across the state to debate bills written in legislative committees.
How can the due process rights of educators be protected while also striving for highly trained and effective teachers in every classroom? The answer resides in a unique Montgomery County partnership between teachers, principals and the school board.
Thomas Donaldson, who during his lifetime had various careers as an educator, government administrator and sailing enthusiast, died May 8 from complications of dementia at the Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home in Washington. He was 94.
Norman C. Crawford Jr., a career educator who had served as president of Salisbury University for a decade where he championed diversity, died May 12 from respiratory failure at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin. He was 85.
On the first day of school in 1998, when Bill Clinton was president, my editor asked me to high-tail it to a bus stop off Whiskey Bottom Road and interview a kindergartner on their first day of school. I found one: little Lauren Speiser, who glistened in the late-summer sun, ready to face the world of colorful classrooms, cafeterias and playgrounds at nearby Forest Ridge Elementary. It has been my great good fortune to have kept in touch with Speiser and her parents, Suzanne and Bill.