For the first two months of her Western High gym class, special-education teacher LaDonna Schemm didn't notice. Then a freshman, the ever-bubbly Joy Keene-El would get out of her wheelchair and do everything thrown her way, from tennis to baseball to swimming.
Harford County's superintendent of schools presented a revised $426.9 million budget for next school year Wednesday night that would cancel pay raises negotiated with teachers and other employees but would also avoid any job cuts.
On May 22, it was standing room only at the Howard County Board of Education meeting. Parents, students, teachers and administrators gathered to celebrate the recipients of the Music Educator of the Year Awards.
While Americans like to believe that a child can rise above a low-income family background to go to college and then a high paying job, research by a Johns Hopkins University sociologist over a quarter of a century in Baltimore proves it rarely happens in Baltimore.
Music is a big part of life at Clarksville Middle School, as well it should be in all our schools. Spring concerts reveal growth and accomplishments of the year. The orchestra concert was held on May 22. The CMS Chorus Spring Concert is set for May 29 at the school beginning at 6:30 p.m.
It was not until an administrator suggested that I take the Ingenuity Project entrance exam that the entire course of my life changed. I was accepted into the Baltimore program, which offers a rigorous STEM curriculum, at Roland Park Middle School, and I began to see the world differently. For the first time in my life, I was challenged with work not only at grade level but above grade level. I was exposed to problem solving methods from around the world as well as to global literary canons.
On Tuesday, Sean McGing walked in Reservoir High School's commencement ceremony in what is believed to represent a first in Howard County -- a Cedar Lane student participating in a traditional high school commencement ceremony.
The Howard County Council on Wednesday passed capital and operating budgets for fiscal year 2015 that together totaled about $1.29 billion and provided funding for a plan that will accelerate the renovation and hand-over of Columbia¿s Merriweather Post Pavilion
Krisana Goel is in 8th grade at Clarksville Middle School. She, along with Anjali Mahadevia and Anjali Shroff, both in 11th grade at Atholton High School, Sashi Rai in ninth grade at River Hill High School, and Leena Rai, in fifth grade at Pointers Run, founded an organization called South Asian Girls Education (S.A.G.E.) to change lives through education for girls.
Banking industry veteran and native Baltimorean Scott Wilfong got involved with the Living Classrooms Foundation to help improve lives in some of East Baltimore's neediest neighborhoods, including Perkins Homes, the Fayette Street corridor and McElderry Park.
Six seats on the Harford County Board of Education will be filled in this year's election, the first time that's happened since state legislation passed five years ago setting up a board with six elected and three appointed members.