Thursday, January 31, 2013
What is the relationship between start times and student well-being?
Teenagers need about nine hours of sleep per night, according to the Mayo Clinic. With Howard County high schools starting at 7:25 a.m., how likely is it that students are arriving to school well rested, healthy and prepared for the day ahead? In a statement released this week, the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) announced it will be taking a “comprehensive look at the opening time of schools and the impact that an early opening has on the health and well-being of high school students." It’s a topic that has been on the agendas of school boards from California to Wisconsin and throughout Maryland. In Howard County, Superintendent Renee Foose said the topic emerged as a concern during forums she held last fall. For Howard …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
What police and crime stories were you reading this year?
So much for the quiet suburbs. Here's a roundup of the most-read crime stories from around Howard County in 2012: Sign up for the Elkridge Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations.
Patch mined the archives for the stories that grabbed the interest of readers.
In 2012, we learned that Wegmans would not have a liquor store, that county government would change how it offered sweetened beverages in its buildings and that a former teacher joined the school board. These are just some of the stories that grabbed the attention of readers in 2012. What Howard County government decision in 2012 made the biggest impact on you? Tell us in comments. Ulman Says He Would Support Assault Weapons Ban Howard County Executive said he'd also support restrictions on magazine size. Beverage Board Votes Down Wegmans Liquor Store Unanimous vote denies liquor license for proposed second-floor liquor store inside Wegmans. Blandair Park Opens Saturday Howard County officials cut the ribbon at Blandair Park in Columbia. …