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Maryland Schools Insider: March, 2012

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Burroughs faces challengers in District 8 race

Voters will decide April 3 who should face off in November for the Prince George’s County school board’s District 8 seat.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 03/29/2012

Prince George’s students honor Tekau Rasayon, who died after a phys ed class

Surrattsville High School officials say the 17-year-old died Wednesday after jogging during physical education class.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  12:41 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's County

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Four running for District 7 board seat in Prince George’s

Voters in District 7 will choose between four candidates for the Prince George’s school board.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Montgomery Board of Education primary: Meet the candidates

Nine candidates are running in the April 3 primary for Montgomery County Board of Education.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/26/2012

Four candidates vie for District 5 seat on Prince George’s School Board

The Prince George’s County School Board chairman faces opposition in the April 3 primary.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 03/23/2012

Gifted advocates meet with superintendent Starr

Montgomery parents had a chance Thursday night to talk to the new superintendent about his ideas on gifted education.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  03:08 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Kemp Mill Elementary School employees sue principal for harassment

Six former and current employees at Kemp Mill Elementary School have filed a lawsuit against the principal and Montgomery County board of education, citing “unabated and outrageous bullying” and negligence by the board for doing nothing to stop it.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  08:29 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Four candidates vying for District 4 seat on Prince George’s school board

Voters head to the polls on April 3 to select two top vote getters in the primary to fill the District 4 seat on the Prince George’s County school board.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Senior Beach Week: Sex, drugs and crime are on tap, Md. police warn parents

Alcohol poisoning, sex assault and robberies are part of the ’beach week’ experience for high school students, and Maryland police are making sure parents know about it.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 03/20/2012

EPA scientist visits Central High School

Top EPA scientist

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  03:59 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Wegmans recognizes Prince George’s County students

The Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, a dropout prevention program developed by Wegmans, celebrates its accomplishments in Prince George’s County

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wegmans, Dropout prevention

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Two newcomers compete for Prince George’s school board seat in District 1

Two candidates try to replace Prince George’s School Board Member Rosalind Johnson, who is not seeking re-election.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  06:06 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's County, Prince George's County Schools

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Local Catholic schools respond to enrollment challenges

For schools everywhere, shifting demographics and dwindling enrollment can pose a major challenge. Some local suburban Catholic schools have learned that they must adapt to such changes — or face closure.

By Matt Connolly  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/15/2012

Undocumented Montgomery College student given reprieve from deportation

Jorge Steven Acuna, an undocumented student at Montgomery College, was awaiting deportation last week, but after an outpouring of protest, his family was granted a one-year reprieve .

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Maryland School Assessments off to a sleepy start

Students in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties are hard at work this week with reading and math tests — just after

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County Schools, Prince George's County Schools, Standardized tests, Maryland education

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Northwestern High forum held to discuss protest, suspensions

About 50 people attended a community forum Monday night to discuss “Project XBox,” the codename for a protest at Northwestern High School.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Montgomery Board of Education advocates for stronger education funding bill

Montgomery school officials spoke out Tuesday in support of an education funding bill being debated in Annapolis that would secure a steady flow of local education dollars year after year.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Middle school principal resigns after unexplained departure

The principal at Ernest Just Middle School recently quit after school system officials placed him on indefinite leave.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Montgomery schools now tweeting en Espanol

Montgomery County schools’ social networking is now bilingual.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Maryland teacher pensions deal still in the works

Debate in Annapolis is heating up over who will pay the tab for teacher pensions, which has historically been covered by the state.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  03:32 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Many students go hungry, skip school breakfast, officials say

The federal government pays for free or low-cost school breakfasts to students who qualify, but surprisingly few take advantage of it.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  12:34 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County, Montgomery County Public Schools, Poverty, Education

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Prince George’s launches book list to promote reading

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker takes a page from Oprah, debuting “Baker’s Book List.”

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  11:24 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Rushern Bake, Prince George's County, Read Across Prince George's

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Israeli girls soccer team visits Montgomery County promoting peace for Arabs and Jews

Members of a girls soccer team from Israel are visiting Montgomery County this week on an educational trip that included a visit to Walt Whitman High School to promote coexistence and peace in Israel and beyond.

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  05:00 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Traffic cameras to be added to Montgomery school buses next year

The County Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday authorizing installation of cameras on bus exteriors

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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