| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 2:29 PM
In a meeting with the editorial board of The Baltimore Sun, the next Baltimore County schools chief, S. Dallas Dance, said he supports the controversial decision to build a new school in Mays Chapel. The school, he said, is needed to relieve overcrowding....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman moved Tuesday to ban the sale of high-sugar drinks such as soda in parks, libraries and other county properties and at county-sponsored events — hoping yet again to make the county a progressive model.
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Howard County's new ban on the sale of sugary drinks on government property won't solve the obesity epidemic. It won't prevent Howard Countians from slurping down empty calories by the Big Gulpful. It won't stop them from eating things that are even...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:57 PM
As a parent who has been fortunate to have had two children progress through Howard County's excellent public schools I was disappointed to learn that Superintendent Foose's Race to the Top grant application did not make the list of finalists. Then I...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:47 PM
Four Baltimore-area schools are among the six that have earned state Blue Ribbon honors, Maryland Department of Education officials said on Thursday.
Baltimore County's Chadwick Elementary in the Woodlawn area and Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk were...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Shortly before retiring this summer, Howard County school superintendent Sydney Cousin told employees in the central office that he was giving them a pay raise but did not take the matter before the school board for approval.
Some board members say...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 2:53 PM
New Howard school superintendent Renee Foose has named a deputy superintendent of operations, as part of an effort to divvy up duties held by deputy superintendent Mamie Perkins, who retired last week.
Howard County schools chief operating officer Ray...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Grace Chesney, Baltimore County Public Schools executive director of research, accountability and assessment, was name Howard County schools chief accountability officer during Thursday night's school board meeting.
The school board unanimously...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:09 PM
While visiting classes on the first day of school, new Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose had a pedometer strapped to her waist as part of a systemwide program for employees that emphasizes health.
By midmorning, she had already logged tens of...