Hundreds of excited students filled the Robert Moton Elementary School gymnasium and cafeteria Friday afternoon for a special assembly held to kick off a two-week physical activity program called Project ACES that begins in Carroll County public schools on Monday.
Organized by Ed Spangler and his wife, whose son, Jacob, 9, has autism, the protest was in response to a report issued recently that outlines deficiencies in Harford's program and problems specifically at Hickory Elementary School with mistreatment of some of the students, as reported in The Baltimore Sun two weeks ago
Harford County School Superintendent Barbara Canavan sharply defended her and her staff's response to complaints of alleged abuse of students with autism at Hickory Elementary School by teachers and support staff during the 2014-15 school year.
The head of the Harford County teachers union said Wednesday that an investigation that revealed abuses of students with autism at an elementary school reflect the district's need to provide quality training to staff.
Autistic students in Harford County suffered abuse in a special education program in which staffers sprayed water bottles at elementary school children and penned them in with furniture to discipline them, according to an investigation by the Maryland Disability Law Center.
The first meeting of the southwest area boundary change committee will take place Sept. 16 in the Catonsville High School cafeteria. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 7:30 p.m.
As Howard County Public School System officials continue to address concerns about mold at Glenwood Middle School, another instance of mold growth has been discovered at an elementary school in Clarksville.
Parents from Relay Elementary School again appeared before the Baltimore County Public Schools Board of Education Tuesday night, urging the board to do more in addressing their concerns about the school.
The Arbutus and Catonsville areas are in for some significant changes over the next two years. Three new elementary schools will be built in the area, replacing aging and too-small facilities at Catonsville, Westowne and Relay Elementary schools, as well as a 200-seat addition at Westchester Elementary.
After a nearly three month-long summer break, fourth-grader Piper Perguson returned to Charles Carroll Elementary School Monday, marking the start of a new school year for thousands of students across Carroll County.
Several school systems in the Baltimore area are opening the school year Monday. Schools in Howard and Baltimore counties are opening today, and in Anne Arundel, school is in session for grades one through five as well as grades six and nine. Other grades will start tomorrow in Arundel.
Mia Bullock, 23, will leave early in the morning from her parents' home in Silver Spring, where she is staying to save money, and drive north on Route 29 to Bryant Woods Elementary School in Columbia. She will unlock the door to her portable classroom and welcome a group of fourth-grade students. Her journey as a first-year teacher, with all eyes focused on her, will begin.
Anne Z. Schilling, a retired Harford County public schools librarian who was also a volunteer with the Freestate Swim League, died Monday of complications of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 84.
A group of Relay Elementary School parents traveled north to Towson to attend Tuesday evening's meeting of the Baltimore County Public Schools Board of Education to again express concerns regarding their school's administration.
Over the past decade and with bipartisan support, "community schools," which connect schools within a community-based context to support student success, have spread to 49 states and D.C. In Baltimore City, where 85 percent of the district's 85,000 students are eligible for free and reduced meals, we know firsthand what research clearly shows: that the total environment surrounding a child from before birth and going forward affects all aspects of their school career.
Dave Trumbo left Liberty High following the 2006 season to become the head coach of the Stevenson University women's volleyball program. Shortly after arriving at Stevenson, Trumbo expanded the game again when he started the "Spike It" Volleyball Camp, which is designed for high school players and experienced club players who are entering the eighth and ninth grades.
A letter sent to Relay Elementary School parents and guardians from Baltimore County Public Schools outlined the school system's plan to address concerns brought forth in recent weeks by the Relay Elementary community.The plan does not include removing the school's principal, Lisa Dingle, despite parent requests to do so.
Baltimore school officials will review boundary lines of elementary schools for the first time in more than a decade as part of a broader plan to close or renovate dilapidated buildings and reduce class sizes.
When Coley Ross, 14, took an assessment to evaluate her reading skills before beginning eighth grade at Carroll Lutheran School in Westminster, she said she could not identify sounds beyond the letter "s" in the alphabet.
After finishing her tenure as a 30-year teacher at Hampstead Elementary School, Teresa McCulloh takes the reins of the Carroll County Education Association, a union representing teachers, guidance counselors and registered nurses in the county.
About a dozen Relay Elementary School parents made the trip north to Towson Tuesday night to take their concerns over the school's high staff turnover rate and what they called safety concerns directly to the Baltimore County Board of Education.
At Irvine Nature Center, in Owings Mills, I am assisting as the education/development intern. The center is an environmental education organization that educates and inspires current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature. One of the first events I assisted with was "Do Good Things Sunday" at the Stone Cove Kitbar, in Owings Mills, during which 10 percent of the days' profit went toward Irvine. Each volunteer on that day greeted patrons and thanked them for their donation
All Americans should adopt a second country, if they don't already have one, starting in second grade. Under my proposal, kids would study their second language and culture through high school, and be provided creative exchange and entertainment opportunities within their bi-national community.
For Hillcrest Elementary School's new principal, Douglas Elmendorf, the move to the perpetually high-performing Catonsville school as it prepares to shift toward embracing more technology in the classroom is a natural fit.
More than 100 parents gathered at Relay Elementary school Wednesday night to voice their concerns about school leadership, the departure of more than a dozen teachers last month and ultimately call for the resignation of school principal Lisa Dingle.
In response to the looming possibility that Charles Carroll will close, a group of parents have launched a campaign to keep the Silver Run school open. To aid in their effort of keeping the school open the group unanimously voted to establish an association called Friends of Save our School Charles Carroll Elementary Association.
Shi Scott is excited to be back in Harford County. She¿s here celebrating the 20th anniversary of Church Creek Elementary, the Belcamp school she attended when she still went by her given name, Shaina.
Although Harford County Public Schools students had to attend classes well past the middle of June this year, attendance in the final week of school between Monday, June 15 and Friday, June 19 was not much lower than it is on any other week during the school year.
It was a very emotional last day of school at Abingdon's William Paca Elementary School, with teachers wiping away tears and hugging students while the voice of Kool & the Gang, coming through a large speaker, urged everyone to "celebrate good times, come on!"
Teachers and staff at Forest Hill Elementary School were taking the fifth graders through their recognition ceremony exercises Tuesday, about 48 hours ahead of when they would complete their time as elementary school students and move on to middle school.