Monarch Global Academy Contract School will open in Laurel Aug. 25. Since 2008, there's been talk of building a new school on the site to relieve overcrowding at nearby Brock Bridge, Maryland City and Jessup elementary schools. All three were over capacity last year, according to a chart published by the school system, and at 121 percent utilization, Brock Bridge Elementary was the second most overcrowded school in the county in 2013.
At 31, Ashley Cook-Plymouth is the new principal of the Mount Washington School, one of Baltimore's best-performing public schools, with nearly 600 students in kindergarten through eighth grade and scores consistently in the 90s on state-mandated reading and math tests.
Summer may not be officially over until later in September, but for about 38,000 children in Harford County, summer draws to a close Sunday. Those students will head back to the classroom bright and early Monday morning.
Take note — the Howard County Conservancy has added some baby-friendly programs to its lineup this month. On Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m., new parents can take part in a free Greenberries Mobile Babywearing Clinic.
Harford County Public Schools officials are developing a $95.1 million funding request for capital projects during the 2015-2016 fiscal year, varying from two new schools to technology upgrades to replacing vehicles.
Forest Hill Nursery School, a hidden gem in Harford County since 1972, is adding a "Discovery Program," designed to help ease the transition for 2-year-olds (and their parents) before embarking on a 3-year-old preschool program. Children and parents will have the opportunity to discover learning through moderately structured activities, participate in "free discovery," interact with new friends and make lasting memories of early learning through play.
The Board of Education of Carroll County voted to approve a charter agreement with Sustainable Futures, Inc.—a group working to open Carroll County Montessori Public Charter School—at a meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Dozens of Baltimore classrooms may be staffed by long-term substitutes when school begins in less than two weeks, a plan drawing concern particularly because special education students — who struggle the most academically — could be the largest population affected.
Austin Johnson, a rising fifth grader at Glenelg Country School, has had a wonderful summer which has given him plenty of topics for the standard essay about what he did over the summer vacation, including cruising the Rhine River.
Contrived individual teacher evaluations should not be used, as they are too complex and variable-laden to be accurate. Instead, efforts should be made to informally identify teachers needing support and then to provide them support.
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has an excellent summer program with far better options than other government and privately operated camps in the region. Nonetheless, there are missed opportunities where the department can provide an exceptional service for children and parents, while providing experiences of a lifetime that create future leaders.
Development of 43 single family homes on the Morsberger property, a project in the heart of Catonsville that was temporarily put on hold, is moving forward, with a development plan hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 22 in Towson.
More than from any other school district in the state, Baltimore students' test scores have pushed them into noncredit remedial courses that they must take before college-level classes, according to new data from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Anne Arundel Community College is growing is presence at North County High School, giving local residents opportunities to take such courses as math, literature, psychology and even belly dancing without leaving their backyards
Marriotts Ridge High School will hold its New Student Orientation on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This session is geared toward incoming freshmen and students who are new to the MRHS community.