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.
Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., a retired longtime Baltimore County educator who helped integrate county public schools in the 1950s, died Thursday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 82.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The SAT is a 225-minute race to the finish line encompassing everything schools have been trying to prepare students for since pre-school. It doesn't really test math, writing and reading, but mainly test-taking strategies like process of elimination or lucky guessing.
Members of the public, as well as Harford County Public Schools leaders, will have opportunities this month to review educational specifications of the proposed replacement facility for Havre de Grace Middle and High School, as well as get a first look at schematic designs of a building officials expect will accommodate up to 1,600 students.
This year, the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is offering some 250 separate summer camps in an array of categories that includes nature and outdoors, crafts and fine arts, science and technology and a whole lot more. That's about 10 percent more camps than last year.
The Harford County Board of Education could not muster enough votes Monday to take action on the educational specifications for the $86.8 million replacement for Havre de Grace High School and Middle School.
On Wednesday, a group of middle school students from the Lansdowne Summer Bridge Academy, a free summer enrichment program at Lansdowne Middle School, traveled to the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore City to participate in a day of theater programming.
Anne Steele, a math teacher at Reservoir High School, and James Pendred, a science teacher at Hammond High School, were two of more than 200 instructors chosen to spend five days at Honeywell Educators @ Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. There, they would work as teams to complete lunar and shuttle simulations, construction projects and activities that can be used in the classroom this year.
The members of the Harford County Board of Education voted 6-0 Monday in favor of changes to a school system policy regarding weighted grades for advanced courses, but the measure did not pass without significant debate among board members and school system administrators about making the new weights retroactive to prior academic years.
Andie Aloi, of Overbrook, and a rising sixth-grader at Dumbarton Middle School, recently directed an event in her community called "A Night to Celebrate the Arts in Overbrook." The evening showcased the artistic talents of children and adults, including whittlers, decorative bakers and artists.
School is out for summer, but that didn't keep parents from attending a community input meeting Tuesday night at Catonsville High School to discuss the future of Catonsville Elementary School. The dimly lit auditorium was abuzz with residents, parents and teachers who gathered to learn about a Baltimore County Public Schools design plan for the new school, expected to open August 2016.
In the midst of the continuing impasse between the Howard County Board of Education and the Howard County Education Association, another group of teachers are also struggling to get their voices heard.
Maryland student test scores had the largest one year drop since the administration of the Maryland School Assessment began a decade ago, a result of the transition to a new Common Core curriculum, state education leaders said.
Earlier this summer, Kelley Smith flew more than 700 miles from her home in Westminster to Huntsville, Alabama to live out one of almost every nerdy kid's dreams — a once in a lifetime chance to attend space camp.
Towson University, with support from the Maryland State Department of Education, has launched the first program in the state that leads to an elementary STEM certification, preparing teachers with the special skills needed to introduce critical science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts into elementary classrooms.
Volleyball coaches Joy Zhou and Rose Wilkinson won't even have time to visit Minnehaha Falls while they are in Minneapolis. Instead they are boosting the team spirit of the East Coast Elite Volleyball Team, based out of the Glenwood Community Center, as the team represents the local volleyball club in the Patriot Division of the USA Volleyball Championships.
A Baltimore County solution is in the works to address overcrowded elementary schools in southwest Baltimore County, but some Catonsville residents say the solution fails to address future overcrowding in middle schools and high schools.
Shelby Toler arrived at McDaniel College four years ago intending to major in biochemistry. Then she switched majors to sociology. Finally, she settled on a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies which she completed in May.
Harford County Public Schools officials are seeking the public's input before the Board of Education votes on proposed changes to a school system policy on how much extra weight grades for advanced classes carry in a student's grade point average.
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals, effectiveness and publishing of information, just two years after the college was taken off probation over problems with its assessment of student learning.
The Savage Boys and Girls Club has been serving our community since 1968. The club's Co-Ed Flag Football Program has been around about 15-20 years. Last year over 120 kids played flag football and they hope to see more.
Back in October of 2013, I introduced you all to Giovanna "Gigi" Guarnieri, now a Reservoir High junior, who, along with classmates Lauren DeLong, Sophia Sommerkamp and Maria Janush, co-founded the Global Equality Now Club, a chapter of School Girls Unite!
After years of holding schools accountable for student test scores, the idea of using those scores to evaluate teachers and determine their pay has become the latest battleground in education across the nation.
Monday's induction of three veteran Harford County Public Schools educators into the school system's Educator Hall of Fame for the summer season Monday evening was marked by an emotional and tearful tribute to one of the three who died in 2011.
Edwin Cohen, a retired city and university educator who served as executive director of Camps Airy and Louise, died June 21 of complications following surgery at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown. He was 87.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun