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Members of a commission charged with recommending ways to create a more diverse school board met for the first time Wednesday, discussing voter engagement, ways to attract candidates and measures that have worked in other counties. County Executive Ken...
When Khalek Kirkland and one of his college buddies imagined their dream jobs, they wanted to be in charge of schools where they had students for enough hours in the day to change the course of their lives. Kirkland got that job this summer as head of...
Margaret Ann Wotthlie Curtis, career-long Baltimore County educator of special needs children, died Aug. 11 of cancer at Dove House in Westminster. She was 71. Born in Baltimore on Oct. 20, 1939, Mrs. Curtis grew up on Rogers Avenue, and graduated from...
As schools opened Tuesday in Anne Arundel County with a record 76,600 students, Bates Middle School sixth-grader Londell Owens said he's looking forward to learning much in his classes "and having fun doing it." Among those who were in attendance at...
Anyone peeking in the window at Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's campaign headquarters on Howard Street Friday morning could be forgiven for thinking the mayor's race had ended. The view included stacks of taped-up moving boxes, cleared desks and a freshly...
A commission created to study the Howard County school board's diversity voted Monday to recommend scrapping the current format of seven at-large elected members in favor of five members elected by County Council district plus two appointed members....
Tags: Elections, Ken Ulman, Howard County, Local Elections, Politics
Carroll County schools again scored well above the state average in most categories measured by the Maryland School Assessment, though the school system saw slightly decline in seven of the 12 grade-level measures of math and reading. Figures for...
Baltimore County will be just one of a number of large school districts in the nation and several in Maryland looking for new leaders this year, but those familiar with the process said that despite the competition, the county will be attractive to many...
The only thing worse for Baltimore City's schools than cheating on standardized tests would be to ignore the possibility that it could happen, to hide evidence of cheating or to attempt to handle the consequences of it quietly. In that light, we should...
The latest installment of Maryland School Assessment test results were released on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend, and school has been out for nearly a month, so it's hard to imagine very many people are paying close attention. The Maryland...
Tags: Elections, Maryland, Harford County, Politics, Homes
The coming months will be very telling when it comes to the direction Harford County Public Schools will be taking in the future. The first three elected members of a board of education, recently expanded from seven to nine members, have been seated, and...
Tags: Elections, Teaching and Learning, Education, Politics
firstname.lastname@example.orgSandy Shepherd grew up in Hedgesville, W.Va., but has lived in Hagerstown since 1968. “I’ve been in Hagerstown so long that it feels like home,” Shepherd said. Her bachelor’s degree in English/journalism from Shepherd College,...
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