| Jul 10, 2012
| 6:29 PM
Anne Arundel County students in every elementary grade posted marks of at least 90 percent in math and reading on the Maryland School Assessments, according to results released Tuesday.
School officials lauded the districts' gains in...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Maryland high school students posted lower marks last year on the SATs but saw increases in Advanced Placement college exam participation and results, according to data released on Monday by the College Board.
The state's test takers during the 2011-2012...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:00 PM
New Howard County schools Superintendent Renee Foose lauded the system's results on the Maryland School Assessment tests but said she's concerned about the focus that is placed on proficiency exams in general.
"I'm concerned that all of our energy goes...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 5:58 PM
Former Baltimore County school superintendent Joe A. Hairston signed employment contracts before he retired with two top aides that would pay them nearly a half-million dollars in severance if his successor fired them when bringing in his own leadership...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 7:01 PM
When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to "qing ju shou," you raise your hand. If you're told, "bu shou hua,"...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:48 PM
Howard County schools deputy superintendent of operations Ray Brown is retiring from the system effective Jan., 1, Howard County officials said Wednesday night.
New Superintendent Renee Foose named Brown deputy superintendent in August, a month after...