For the past three years, while their peers were sleeping in or on vacation, a group of teenagers from across Baltimore City have converged on Digital Harbor High School with a common goal: to face a challenge.
Students across the county, including those at Cockeysville Middle and Dulaney High, took part in the PTA Reflections Contest by creating original works of arts in various categories based on a common theme which this year was "The world would be a better place if … ."
On Feb. 2, Cathy Chiaramonte, 54, a teacher at Eldersburg Elementary was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, a fast-growing brain tumor, according to information from the American Cancer Society, after an episode at school in which she was rushed to the emergency room, she said.
Parents concerned about the school system's Bring Your Own Device Program in elementary schools, which allows staff and students in grades 3-12 to bring their own digital devices to school, have created an online petition asking that the school system limit device use to during instruction times.
Members of the Jacobs Engineering Group project team, who have been hired by the Harford County government to assess all county buildings and facilities and develop a countywide facilities master plan, presented their findings related to school system facilities to the Harford County Board of Education Monday.
Timonium Elementary School launches project that is part of a new curriculum supplement called "May the Forces Be With You," written by Tim Kent, a Baltimore County resource teacher, and which calls for students to build homemade bottle rockets. The supplement is being used in seven county public schools.
The nature and degree of principal autonomy must be calibrated. Most important, Baltimore principals should be given full control over the hiring and firing of school staff. They should have considerable discretion over school budgets. But they should not be allowed complete discretion over curriculum and classroom instruction.
The cafeteria at Hillcrest Elementary School was abuzz last Friday as second graders learned about native bees during a special visit from a naturalist at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella.
Each year, third grade students at Hickory Elementary School learn about economics in social studies by participating in a fundraiser where they design, produce and advertise Happy Grams, which are Valentine's notes to raise money for a charitable organization.
Bel Air native Sarah Lapointe will find out next month if she has been selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, which means she will be one of 20 high school seniors from across the nation who will travel to Washington, D.C. in June for the recognition ceremony.
March 19 is the last chance to register for Mustang Baseball. Brock Bridge Elementary School fourth and fifth graders can join the Rocket Club, sponsored by the school's PTA, starting Friday, March 27. Brock Bridge Elementary School participated in Read Across America Week.
Five teachers were named finalists for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools "Teacher Of The Year" award. Two teachers are finalists for the 2015 Independent Schools "Teacher Of The Year" award in Anne Arundel County. These teachers will be among 50 other finalists honored at the 29th annual Excellence in Education banquet Friday, April 10 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum. Upcoming events at Brockbridge Elementary School include PTA meetings March 11 and April 8 from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Media
During the month of February, the students, faculty and administration of Manchester Elementary School have been immersed in "The World According to Humphrey." The book was selected for the school's inaugural One School, One Book program, during which everyone in the school reads the same book at the same time.
Recently, fifth grade Pointers Run Elementary School teacher Dan Ehrman and his family survived a house fire. You can join in helping the Ehrman family get back on their feet by buying and donating gift cards
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Deborah Castleman, reading specialist at Dayton Oaks Elementary School, wants to thank the teachers and the many parent volunteers for the hours they spent making their "Walk in the PARCC … With a Good Book" into a successful evening.
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The general debate about charter schools typically hews to the familiar contours of a "city-wide lottery charter school vs. a traditional neighborhood school" dichotomy. Yet there is a third, rarely mentioned, and highly praised, choice: conversion charter schools. They're neighborhood schools that have converted to charters.