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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.
Maryland's terrapin turtle is threatened by climate change, as warmer temperatures cause more eggs to hatch as females and rising sea levels encroach on habitat. Credit: College News Service
Bud Herb March 13, 2014 at 10:37 am
We spent $128 billion on green technology last year and most if not all was aRead More boondoggle...solyndra,electric cars etc.
Nick March 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Not to mention the billions $$ in energy cost increases the US consumers pay because of failed andRead More idiotic energy policy in Washington DC
Pam Hamburg March 13, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Justin, Bud, Nick, etc. THUMBS UP!
A racially themed party at McDaniel College in Westminster is being investigated. Credit: (Wikimedia Commons: Alan Levine)
Steven Spiegel March 8, 2014 at 04:32 pm
I WAS BEAT DOWN BY 7 Black boys age 15 from 22 Breaking my femur bone and a lot of bones in my faceRead More . When asking them to stop you are killing me there reply was what the f@#k You think we are trying to do ? There were plenty of black people sitting on there steps and when my wife cried out they laughed and said we don't want to get involved. These kids were not provoked by me in anyway . When the police got there all they had to say was another Saturday night in Baltimore and that was that. They never even followed up with questions or even any kind of investigation to try and charge these kids who were by all means were perpetrators of a hate crime and there is no doubt in my mind that if I were a African American man there would have been a huge investigation and every Baltimore city news team would have covered it. We as White people have lost all rights and we are now the oppressed . I have always given respect to people no matter there race and this is the thanks that I have gotten. We need to stop asking what race you are on job applications and ask if you are a citizen instead . We have lost our rights and its just going to get worse until we as a race take it back . We need to do away with the KKK and the NAACP the United Negro college fund has to go . They even have a Black only dating site . Its not right for one group of people to have certain groups that they don't want another to have . I was out of work for 2 years because of the injuries and lived off my life savings and my parents also helped me a lot. There were no investigation what so ever and I believe the reason was because I am white if I was black it would have been a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the racists . I have Mixed grandchildren and love them with all my heart and I have never deprived anyone my friendship because of the color of there skin . I am not asking for anything but equality and this will never stop unless we get our head out of our ass and look
Pam Hamburg March 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm
Steven Spiegel, thank you for telling your story here. You didn't have to do that. Do you have anyRead More idea as to why they did that to you? Did you provoke them, even unknowingly? I doubt it, at least not enough to do that to you. It was more like the crap going on now...punch out a white person and run. It's hard not to hold resentments against a race in your situation. I sure would too.
Steven Spiegel March 9, 2014 at 10:48 am
Hello Pam Thanks for the statement . I don't hate Black people for the action of a few . I believeRead More until we take away Black TV/ The Naacp/ The United Negro college fund / Black only dating service or allow for a White tv or a United Caucasian college fund that there will never be equality in the United State's . If you want to be equal then for God sakes don't want more then the next race . And also why is it OK for a Black Person to hold up there fist and say Black Power but if a White person does it he is a Racist scumbag headed for hell ???? Its time for us to all grow up and be good to one another . And stop trying to be better than one another . I am a Bricklayer who works my tail off for my family when I hire from time to time I don't see race I look at how well the person works . When I be friend someone I don't worry about what there skin color is I worry about how well I am treated . Its time to put away the past and start looking for the future . Instead of breeding hate into our kids Breed Love and affection instead of fists let it be hand shakes and Hugs . If we do away with special groups for races or let us all have them without ridicule then we will all be considered equal . When we allow one we should allow all !!!! I would never judge all for a few peoples actions .
Future teachers worry whether they will be prepared based on their degrees.
Kolo Jezdec March 5, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Get out of education before it is too late! Teaching used to be an enjoyable and rewardingRead More profession, but not so for the past 5 or so years.
Ananke April 3, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Please, don't go into teaching. As a teacher, we aren't even properly trained for common core. WeRead More are demanding things from our students cognitively that they cannot do! Students are badly behaved and the parents are worse. Save your sanity, health and happiness and get into another field. I have at least a dozen teaching colleagues that are leaving the profession this year and at least twenty that left last year because of the enviornment. Teachers are the scapegoats of education. "Why is my child getting a "D"..because your child does nothing! Because you don't help your child or parent your child! Teachers are forced to be accountable for failing students..where are the parents/students responsibility in this...administratively...nowhere!!! Get out now!
Roger April 4, 2014 at 09:14 am
It's always about money. Our public education is underfunded intentionally to fund the war andRead More prison industries. And to fund maximum tax evasion by millionaires.