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Howard leans away from redistricting options to ease crowding in high schools

Howard leans away from redistricting options to ease crowding in high schools

In ongoing efforts to tackle crowding in a handful of Howard County high schools, the county school board has decided against redrawing attendance boundaries for the next academic year and is looking at options to add or expand specialty programs that would attract students to other schools.

Six options, including an expansion of a dual-enrollment program between the school system and Howard Community College, and offering additional courses at the Applications and Research Laboratory high school, were presented at a school board work session Thursday night.

Redrawing school district lines, which could involve busing students to distant...

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