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Maryland Schools Insider: February, 2012

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Montgomery School Board to reconsider its flyer policy following complaints that some are anti-gay

This follows protests over an announcement sent home with students last month that some found potentially harmful to gays.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  12:59 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 02/27/2012

Prince George’s board approves $1.6 billion budget for schools

The Prince George’s Board of Education approves its spending plan for 2013. County Council will have final say over how much the schools receive.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  02:33 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Prince George’s students perform at 2012 BET Honors

Twelve students from Prince George’s County performed with Common and Anthony Hamilton at 2012 BET Honors

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BET awards 2012

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 02/15/2012

MoCo. Board of Education approves $2.13 billion spending proposal

The Montgomery County Board of Education approved a $2.13 billion spending proposal Tuesday that is only slightly different than the plan introduced by Superintendent Joshua Starr in December.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  08:47 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Questions swirl around meeting with Prince George’s school board candidates

Questions are being raised about a meeting between school board candidates and Prince George’s County Superintendent William R. Hite Jr.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/14/2012

Valentine’s Day an elementary lesson in correspondence and kindness

If Valentine’s Day is a day of romance or longing for adults, for children it’s a highly anticipated classroom party and an early experiment with correspondence.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Northwood student’s rabbi wonders how to make Judaism seem cool to more students

Shlomo Buxbaum, the rabbi who wrote a letter on behalf of a Northwood High School student so he could wear an unusual-looking yarmulke to school, wrote that he wishes more young Jews would embrace their heritage.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  11:06 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Prince George’s opposes financial literacy graduation requirement

Prince George’s County school board says the district can’t afford a financial literacy graduation requirement.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  03:24 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Starr: PFOX fliers saying gays can change ‘reprehensible and deplorable’

During a televised town hall meeting at Wootton High School organized to introduce the first-year superintendent to students, two teens asked what he thought — or planned to do — about the fliers.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  10:41 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Fliers sent home with MCPS students say gay people can change; A different message is taught at school

A group that contends homosexuality can be cured through therapy or self-determination sent fliers home to parents at a few MCPS schools.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Montgomery student needed a rabbi’s note to wear yarmulke to school

The Northwood High School junior and his father are seeking an apology from the principal.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:15 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Prince George’s fills waiting list for gifted and talented program

Prince George’s County School District will eliminate its waiting list for its gifted and talented program next year by adding a TAG center in Greenbelt.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 02/01/2012

Montgomery superintendent and Daniel Pink discuss new ways to motivate teachers, students in book talk

The two discuss new ways to motivate teachers, students in second book talk.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  06:51 PM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/31/2012

Prince George’s schools review safety protocols

William Hite Jr. instructs Prince George’s County principals to review safety standards after two security issues in the past week.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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