Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The schools will be closed for a professional development day.
At least the local kids will be able to enjoy the beautiful spring weather expected on Thursday. All Howard County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday for a pre-scheduled professional development day.
Monday, January 21, 2013
After the Newtown, CT school shooting, Maryland legislators are looking at a number of ways to make schools safer.
According to Annapolis Patch, delegates from Anne Arundel County are introducing legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in hopes of increasing security and mental health services at public schools across the state. The proposed bill would also pay for an armed resource officer at each school. "If you really understand public schools in Maryland, you know this: They are becoming increasingly more difficult for classroom teachers because discipline is lacking at home and teachers are spending an increasing amount of time maintaining discipline in the classroom," said Del. Nic Kipke (R-Pasadena). In Montgomery County, Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown, a vocal advocate of school resource officers stationed in schools, told a room full …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
School Board approves grant, but Howard County Education Association says it doesn’t have enough time to vote on it.
A potential $30 million federal grant to Howard County Public Schools may be dead before the application is even submitted to Washington. The issue has pitted new Superintendent Renee Foose squarely against Paul Lemle, the president of the Howard County Education Association. Foose said Lemle has a "political motive" to promote candidates the organization supports before the upcoming election, while Lemle claims the school’s central office didn’t involve the teacher’s union in the grant writing process and that this Race to the Top grant will continue to tie teachers’ evaluations with standardized test scores. The grant, if awarded, would provide the county’s schools with $20 million to $30 million to help teachers use technology to …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Local students took to Twitter Tuesday night in anticipation of the schools' 6 p.m. decision on whether to cancel schools Wednesday.