| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 29
Classical music The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series opens its 17th season with pianist Sylvie Beaudoin, accompanied by BSO clarinetist William Jensek and BSO violist Peter Minkler at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 5:10 PM
Folly Quarter Middle School in Ellicott City has been in existence only 10 years, but has already gathered a collection of awards and honors that includes a Healthy Howard Gold Award and being designated a "green" school for environmental awareness....
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Allen Dyer said the right things on Monday, hours after he filed to run for a seat on the Howard County school board.
Dyer spoke of the importance of the public educational system, the value of opposing views on the board and his desire to work with...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 4:06 AM
Howard County public school officials and the county's teachers union made little progress Monday after resuming contentious negotiations on pay increases for teachers in the coming budget.
Teachers and the Howard County Education Association have...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:05 PM
Maryland is often lauded as one of the nation's top-performing states for education, and Howard County consistently ranks among the top school districts in Maryland.
But county schools Superintendent Renee Foose is among administrators nationwide...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Oakland Mills High School senior John Dean didn't join the school's choir until his junior year — a decision he now describes as a mistake he hopes younger students interested in singing don't make.
This week, he and fellow choir members will...