| Apr 2, 2015
| 1:38 PM
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman on Wednesday released his first capital budget, a $342.9 million proposal for the coming fiscal year that focuses on education and public safety but significantly reduces the county's borrowing.
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:35 PM
Howard County School Superintendent Renee Foose proposed a $780.8 million operating budget last week for next year, a modest 4.2 percent increase over current spending. During better financial times, it might not even trigger a second thought,...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Over and again, Freeman A. Hrabowski called Howard County's African-American community fortunate to be living in "the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world."
Speaking at a "parent empowerment and engagement forum" in...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:42 PM
The Howard County school system and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, avoiding potential arbitration and resolving disputes that lingered throughout the past school year.
The one-year deal announced Friday,...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Friday was the last day of school for Howard County students and staff, but protracted contract talks between the school system and the teachers union are headed for summer session.
The one-year agreement between the system and the Howard County...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Monday marked the return of public schools staff in Howard County before next week's opening of school for students, and teachers were greeted with pulsating Motown music and call-and-response chanting.
The Elementary School Model Kick-off, a pep rally-...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I've been an avid reader of The Sun, but if the paper wants to be a credible publication it has to be fair in its criticism of Baltimore County School Supt. Dallas Dance ("Balto. Co. schools' song and dance," Aug. 19).
I have two grandkids in the county...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Michael Foucault, the French philosopher who wrote on asylums, hysterical administrators and irrational bureaucrats, allegedly asked his host when he visited America to show him a high school. After closely observing the structure of an American school,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Ushering in an exciting new era, the Howard Count Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the revisions to a technology policy that now encourages the use of social media within our school system.
The June 27, 2013, approval came from the six...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Maryland's student test scores declined significantly for the first time in a decade, a drop officials attributed to the beginning of a tumultuous time in public education that will bring widespread changes to what is taught from kindergarten through high...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Mamie Perkins said Tuesday her top priority as interim superintendent for Anne Arundel County public schools is simply to get in step with a 78,000-student system that will start a new school year in a little more than a month.
"It's not as though I'm...