In a rare show of unity at the Baltimore County school board meeting Tuesday night, dozens of parents, teachers and administrators encouraged the school board to ask for what students need rather than the slimmed-down budget that meets the county executive’s fiscal limits.
For the first time in X years the Board of Carroll County Commissioners held a joint work session with the Board of Education on Feb. 5. The two boards noted the tensions from the past and said the move would be the beginning of quarterly meetings to work on building trust and understanding.
The Kirwan Commission’s recommendation to spend $3.8 billion more on Maryland public schools will do no good if members simultaneously hamstring teachers by insisting on another “redesign of public school curriculum.”
The same sea of red showed up to Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting to listen to the 2020 Fiscal Year budget work session and share public comment on the proposed $201.3 million budget. Superintendent Steve Lockard’s proposal is an $8.9 million — or 4.65 percent — increase from 2019.
The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Carroll County Public Schools are seeking nominations for the annual Outstanding Teacher Awards. The deadline is Jan. 11, according to a news release from CCPS.
Eugene F. Baldwin, a retired Baltimore City public schools English teacher who later worked as an editor, died Nov. 12 from an aneurysm at Holy Family at Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill, Mass. The former longtime Catonsville resident was 74.
All things being equal, Harford County Public Schools would need almost $35 million in additional funding to operate during the next school year in 2019-20 — an increase almost certain not to happen — Superintendent Dr. Sean Bulson said.
With early voting underway and Election Day on Nov. 6, the Carroll County Times reached out to the candidates running for school board to see where they stand on key issues facing Carroll County Public Schools.
Hillcrest Elementary School in Catonsville is preparing for an anniversary fair on Oct. 13 to celebrate its 50th and its future with an eye toward its past. The school was built in an effort to counter education segregation.
In 2017, the LYNX (Linking Youth to New eXperiences) School at Frederick High School opened its doors. Envisioned as the “next generation” American high school, the LYNX School is a comprehensive public high school with a diverse student body. Results suggest it could be a model for Maryland.
After watching Larry Hogan and Ben Jealous bumble and insult their way through a rather stupor-inducing debate, as a Baltimore high school teacher, I was left shaking my head at the gross irresponsibility on both sides of the aisle.
Howard County schools were above the state average on all PARCC assessments. Going forward, however, Maryland is looking to replace the test with another that aligns to the Common Core standards and is a shorter exam, an official from Howard County School System says.
Charlotte M. Perry, a retired city educator who was aactive in the affairs of Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, died Sept. 5 from congestive heart failure at Miami Jewish Health Systems in Miami, Fla. She was 94.
Ruth M. Conard, a pioneering professor of kinesiology at Towson University who was known as being a champion for her students, died Aug. 20 in her sleep at her Mercy Ridge retirement community home. She was 95.
A commission looking at overhauling Maryland's school systems heard far-reaching recommendations Thursday that it call for boldly expanding early childhood education and overhauling the way teachers are paid.