The group of Common Ground on the Hill students participating in the week-long “Having Your Way with Fire” and “Common Ground on the Grill” classes said they chose the courses to refine skills. But they left with an overwhelming sense of community earned by cooking together over open flames.
When we watch each unique student walk across the stage to receive their diploma, we celebrate that they have all met identical, lofty academic standards. In short, we lie: There is a disconnect between the instructional vision for K-12 education, and its culminating award.
John McNamara, a Capital Gazette editor and sports reporter who covered the University of Maryland Terrapins and was a high school basketball history specialist, died Thursday at the attack at the Annapolis newspaper’s office.
“No one knows that’s inside here,” Carroll County Commissioner Stephen Wantz, R-District 1, told the crowd In his hands was a manila envelope with the contents of the Charles Carroll school cornerstone, preserved some 89 years.
Rob Hiaasen's wryly observant writing style and his generous mentoring of young journalists assured him of a role in several newsrooms, from The Baltimore Sun to, most recently, The Capital Gazette, where he tragically was killed along with colleagues on Thursday.
Baltimore County police recommended that four Lansdowne-area schools be placed on alert status Monday afternoon after receiving a call about a woman they described as potentially suicidal and carrying a handgun in the neighborhood.
If a current band every decides to cover the Brownsville Station’s most well-known song, they may want to update the lyrics a bit to “Vapin’ in the Boy’s Room,” or perhaps more accurately, “Juulin’ in the Boy’s Room.”
The Harford County Public Schools system has not changed its position regarding school walkouts and students who plan to participate in the walkout scheduled for Friday will again face disciplinary action, school system officials said.
Dawn Pritchard is the proprietor of Silver Linings Lavender in Westminster. Pritchard had a natural talent for art as she grew up. She did painting and sculpting. Although she did painting, Pritchard never had a specific style until later. She calls it “experimental.”
On Friday, students around the country are planning a second National School Walkout to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado and highlight support for gun-control legislation. This real-time historical movement could support education civics standards.
The Redistricting and School Closure Committee, which was established by the Carroll County Public Schools Board of Education to study the future of school facilities, will include opportunities for public input.
The project, planting a native garden on the hill leading up to the tennis courts behind the school, was funded by a $5,000 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and another nearly $5,000 matching funding from other organizations, Hannah McNett, a science teacher at Manchester Valley, said.
North Harford High School won its second straight Harford County Envirothon at the Broad Creek Memorial Scout Reservation Thursday. The Hawks will represent Harford County at the Maryland Envirothon in June.
As students here and across the country are expected to participate in the next scheduled walkout against gun violence on April 20, Carroll County public school students will not be allowed to participate. Other area school systems, meanwhile, are still discussing how to handle the protest.