Ralph V. Marchetti, a veteran city public school educator who was also a familiar presence at Camden Yards where he had ushered for two decades, died Dec. 18 at his Overlea home of heart failure. He was 65.
The Carroll County Board of Education and the county's Board of Commissioners are working on identifying a location that could be the future site of a consolidated kindergarten-8th grade school to replace three schools in the Westminster area.
Six months into the second phase implementation of a school system wellness policy, the PTA Council of Howard County is again raising concerns about the lauded policy, saying it is too strict when it comes to student celebrations.
The Bykota Senior Center, long the subject of speculation as a possible site for a new Towson-area elementary school, now is off the table, and the Baltimore County public school system is instead looking to expand Pleasant Plains and Oakleigh elementaries, a top official said Monday.
Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance announced a $1.74 billion Fiscal Year 2016 operating budget request at a school board meeting Wednesday night that addresses projected enrollment growth and aims to close achievement gaps.
Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance fielded dozens of unscripted questions from a room full of high school and middle school students in the western portion of the school system, during the televised event, that also streamed live on the Internet on Thursday.
Maryland City schools, churches and Girl Scouts are collecting donations of food, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for the needy as well as raising money for phone cards for military overseas. The Strings and Band teacher at Brock Bridge Elementary, Walter Lindberg, was awarded National Board Certification, an honor only a few teachers throughout the country achieve. All Anne Arundel County public schools close from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 4. Applications for the 2015-2016
Kyleigh Hamby, 9, a fourth grader at Lansdowne Elementary School, described how to use Photo Story 3, a free Microsoft program used to create animated photo slideshows in the gym of the school Thursday night, along with dozens of other students who showed what they're learning in school.
A renewed interest in teaching young children to speak a foreign language is catching on, driven by workplace forces and demand from parents. School systems have responded by offering Spanish and other popular languages in the early grades.
Moving to a school turnaround model, in which school leaders and districts are rewarded for achieving data-backed improvements at the pre-kindergarten level, would incentivize them to implement programs with proven effectiveness. It also would encourage school leaders and districts to address the achievement gap as early as possible.
Marita W. Watts, a retired longtime Harford County public schools educator who was a senior citizen and hospital volunteer, died Nov. 19 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of heart failure. She was 88.
North Laurel resident Kelly Miller really cares about the health of our kids. For three years she has been the Wellness Chair at Laurel Woods and has brought several programs to Laurel Woods Elementary Schools to show kids being healthy can be fun.
Even as public school systems in Maryland and other states prepare to give longer and more challenging standardized tests this spring, a national debate has erupted over just how many hours students should be tested in a year.
Ellen S. Dierkes, who taught fifth-grade at Garrison Forest School and was a talented flower arranger, died Frida at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of melanoma and uterine cancer. The North Baltimore resident was 58.
Lutherville Laboratory Elementary School, an award-winning magnet school, is not accepting applications for its 2015-16 school year — leaving some parents worried that the magnet program for science, math and communications could be discontinued.
Eldersburg resident and Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department volunteer Christine Flanagan was recently named the Life Safety Educator of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic for her work teaching fire safety to citizens and particularly children.
Hundreds of students dressed in Halloween costumes holding bags full of candy, roamed the parking lot at Lansdowne Middle School Thursday night, participating in the school's first "Trunk-or-Treat" event the day before Halloween.
Nearly 6,000 Delaware elementary school students with poor vision but without access to eye care are expected to get glasses as Los Angeles-based nonprofit Vision to Learn takes its mobile eye clinics across the country, starting in the nation's first state.
Brock Bridge Elementary School is sponsoring a book fair and fall dance Oct. 24. Brock Bridge Elementary School recognizes Polly Barnes for her years of exceptional work with its students. Barnes received the Anne Arundel County Public School Volunteer of the Month award. Monarch Global Academy is holding a food drive for the hungry of Maryland. The application process to attend grades K-6 at Monarch during the 2015-2016 school year is open until Dec. 24. Maryland City Volunteer Fire Department
Jody Zepp, a government and psychology teacher at Hammond High School that has helped increased minority participation and proficiency in Advanced Placement courses, has been named the 2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Warren Elementary School kicks off fall with its annual Fall Fest Oct. 10; Pot Spring Elementary named one of healthiest schools statewide; and it's time to register for basketball with Cockeysville Recreation League.
State and federal officials visited Folger McKinsey Elementary School in Severna Park this past week to review its efforts to teach students about the environment — and reduce its own environmental impact.
Dorothy V. Thomas, a retired city public school educator who lovingly guided students at Windsor Hills Elementary School for two decades, died June 10 of respiratory failure at Summit Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Catonsville. She was 98.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun