| 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...
| 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,...
| May 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose wants students to dream big.
On Thursday, she traveled 13,500 feet high in the sky to inspire Atholton High School students to be all that they can be before parachuting onto the school's football field with...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 8:40 AM
There are lots of words I could use to describe my colleagues, but greedy isn't one of them.
In a recent Baltimore Sun article ("Foose says Howard County union events could put teachers in bad light," April 10), School Superintendent Renee Foose was...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 7:53 PM
As contract negotiations between county schools and the teachers union continue to focus on salary adjustments, union officials have encouraged teachers to take part in two school-day activities they believe will drum up community support for the union....
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As a former elected Howard County Board of Education member and a retired Howard County educator, I'd like to give my support to Howard County Superintendent, Dr. Renee Foose. I was not happy with the results of the survey of her performance that came out...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Grace McComas would have graduated from Glenelg High School May 29.
At the upcoming commencement, friends and classmates want to honor Grace, who was a sophomore in 2012 when she committed suicide after months of cyber-bullying. After initial opposition...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round.
Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
| 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...