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EL April 23, 2014 at 10:46 pm
Howard County doesn't like parents taking their kids to work on a school day. So this has become anRead More inservice day.
Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Maryellen Brady April 24, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Clearly indicates, that Anne Arundel High Schools need improvement and the School Board has to beRead More very astute in choosing the next Superintendent which is supposed to occur in May.
Steve O April 24, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Politics aside, something is screwy with this methodology. Churchill and Clarksburg don't even rankRead More despite numbers above most of the list some of which are laughably worse by comparison yet still received national rankings… Somehow I don't see a rush on folks moving from Potomac for what US News is naming as better schools down county. Unless I'm missing some byzantine aspect of the algorithm, by the list's own numbers those two schools should rank on the first page and I'd guess it's full of similar omissions and errors in areas I'm less familiar with…
woodbine5 April 24, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Roger, if funding was an issue then the DC schools, Chicago Schools, and Detroit schools which haveRead More a higher per pupil funding then any of the schools listed on this report would be numbers one, two, and three.
University of Maryland ice hockey player Michael Mutryn of Potomac was found dead Sunday, possibly from a drug overdose. Credit: Screenshot from WJLA TV
Connor Martin April 22, 2014 at 03:06 am
It doesn't matter what anyone thinks. He was a great athlete and even better person. I learned a lotRead More from him, so think before you judge him. RIP Mike, you don't deserve this.
DeDe April 22, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Sorry but people make choices, he made the choice to take the drugs. He obviously came from aRead More family that was well off and went to a good high school. It's sad but too many people go down that path. I think the government is making a mistake legalizing pot, scientists just came out with a study that it does change the brain. Where did he start ?
Patrick Carter April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
DUMB ASS!
Elementary School Winner: Cole L. from Shipley’s Choice Elementary portrays that “Only dumb bunnies smoke.”
Nick April 18, 2014 at 09:49 am
Are the kids going to be encouraged to speak out against Pot smoking, which is even moreRead More carcinogenic? Let me answer that ... NO !!
Schools will incorporate "brain breaks," or bursts of physical activity, into the school day. (Credit: Patch File Photo)
JaySmith April 15, 2014 at 06:43 am
Government gone wild. And none of it is free or.....in the end..... particularly helpful. BecauseRead More it takes away personal and family-oriented responsibility. Makes me SICK !
robert fleisch April 15, 2014 at 09:22 am
And to top it off, the teacher's union wants a raise. Maybe we should just hire some dieticians andRead More go to home schooling.
Jerry Krasnick April 15, 2014 at 09:27 am
I am glad to see there will be no more taking recess away as punishment. My son has forgotten hisRead More homework on occassion, and had recess taken away. I don't mind punishment, like giving him double homework the next day, or taking points off his grade, but taking re ess away from a kid that needs the physical activity...was never ok with that.
David Helkowski identified himself as a whistleblower regarding data security. (Screenshot from WJZ interview)
Kolo Jezdec April 12, 2014 at 06:49 pm
@Jason Keyes "He's lucky they didn't kill his dog." If the result of his foolishness isRead More jail time, a deceased dog would be the least of his worries...
Kolo Jezdec April 12, 2014 at 06:56 pm
Not sure the article makes this clear, but this raid was back on March 16th, almost 4 weeks ago.Read More Not exactly current news...
Kolo Jezdec April 12, 2014 at 07:00 pm
If you are interested, here is a copy of the search warrant:Read More http://freepdfhosting.com/44aec640f8.pdf **** There is also a link to it in the article.
GOP gubernatorial candidate David Craig used Twitter to pledge he will build a high school in Crofton. Credit: Screenshot from Build Crofton High School Facebook page
Mark April 4, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Thank God he's not making the standard run of the mill GOP promises: "I will require a woman toRead More go through transvaginal exploration..." or "I will make the NRA a household name in Maryland". He might have a chance with this promise.
Fort Meade Middle School teacher Colleen Benda, who feels teachers are not adequately compensated, instructs spanish class. Capital News Service photo by Ethan Barton.
Ananke April 4, 2014 at 06:54 am
Kolo - You are lucky to not have to work in the summer! Most teachers I know, myself included notRead More only have to work in the summer, but have an extra job during the school year because we are't paid enough to live...and I have a Masters degree!
Kolo Jezdec April 4, 2014 at 07:27 am
Ananke - I am very fortunate, I agree. We are a very frugal family. Many years ago my wife and IRead More bought a nice, but small and inexpensive home which we paid off in 15 years. We buy a new car every 7-8 years, paid for in cash. Our only indulgence is an annual Disney trip. Being off all summer when my children were young was truly a blessing, time that I would not exchange for anything. All things considered, a wonderful life...
Ananke April 6, 2014 at 10:25 am
I understand. My problem is that I am a single mother...so all five of us live on my salary. MyRead More children do work during the school year and in the summer, so that helps. I agree, that being off when the children are off is something that is precious!
Students who lost their friend Grace McComas to suicide as a sophomore asked to wear blue ribbons at the graduation ceremony this spring where she will be missed. Blue was Grace's favorite color.
Michael March 29, 2014 at 11:38 pm
The only reason school Superintendent Renee Foose reversed her original decision is because of theRead More immediate and intense outcry by Howard Co. residents, current and former Glenelg High School graduates, and the intervention of Maryland State Senator Allan Kittleman. There was also a damning news article and petition which quickly garnered over 1700 signatures. ................................. Good things did happen once sanity and common sense prevailed over the stupidity of Howard County School Superintendent Renee Foose and Glenelg Principle Karl Schindler, two of the supposedly intelligent adults supervising our children in school. Read the original Baltimore Sun article to see how inflexible these two really were before being embarrassed into changing their stance. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-reimer-blue-for-grace-20140326,0,4695648.column
Wendy Woods March 30, 2014 at 04:39 pm
I think we have forgotten whose graduation this is ... if a graduating class wants to pay tribute toRead More a classmate who has died before graduation, I don't see why they should even need to ask. Oh - I am a 1972 graduate of Howard High. We wouldn't have asked ....
Christine McComas April 2, 2014 at 09:24 pm
The family of Grace McComas is very thankful for the community support.
Jaki Ulman explains the Blue Pinky Project. (Screenshot from Ken Ulman's YouTube video)
Gloria R March 27, 2014 at 09:15 am
To try to help combat bullying, songs can teach children about kindness and tolerance. The songRead More “Be a Buddy, not a Bully” can be heard on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7WPUtUnRo
Justin case March 27, 2014 at 11:42 am
It seems a little late then never to stand up to bullying. If these kids would've stood up to theRead More bullying in the first place, they wouldn't be bullied again. The blame falls on the parents, courts and law makers. If we could legally discipline our children like the old days, kids would learn to respect one another. Instead kids are taught by their peers too be sissys and tattletales and are cowards. That's why their quick to pick up a gun, they're too scared to stand up and possibly get beat up in front of classmates. Shooting someone is a much easier way and they don't have to be near their opponent to do so, therefore, no black eyes & giggles. It's not the kids fault. If they do something wrong nowadays, instead of getting a beating by your father, they get their Xbox taken away. Whoo....so scary
Sheila March 27, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Great initiative... Boys and girls alike are affected by bullies, boys are just less likely toRead More report it.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley with University of Maryland mascot Testudo. Credit: UM Twitter feed
Steve March 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm
And each graduate will be taxed $1000 to hear him speak about how great he is.
ahmed March 26, 2014 at 06:26 am
He should never have been our Governor. Both party leaders select candidates for their status notRead More their positions and qualifications. Sarah Palin and O'Malley are among them.
runymede March 26, 2014 at 08:20 am
@ Steve - LOL...a very funny comment and beautifully stated.
Schools responded to the St. Patrick's Day snowfall.
EL March 25, 2014 at 02:10 pm
Is there a list some where of what days HoCo schools have been closed for snow? I thought I hadRead More noted it myself, but can't find it.