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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Former Anne Arundel County School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell - who is now directing Prince George's County Public Schools - is among four finalists for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year, an award co-sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators. Before leaving in August to become CEO for the Prince George's County school system, Maxwell served for seven years in Anne Arundel, where he is credited with increasing the number of magnet programs across the district from two to eight.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The son of Earl Linwood Kelly, a Koppers Co. foundry man, and Helen Marie Wilhem Kelly, a homemaker, Merreen Earl Kelly was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus. A 1953 graduate of Towson High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 in education from what is now Towson University.
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NEWS
September 8, 1991
All Howard County public schools and offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 9, in observance of Rosh Hashana. They will reopen Tuesday.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
Former Anne Arundel County School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell - who is now directing Prince George's County Public Schools - is among four finalists for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year, an award co-sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators. Before leaving in August to become CEO for the Prince George's County school system, Maxwell served for seven years in Anne Arundel, where he is credited with increasing the number of magnet programs across the district from two to eight.
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May 14, 2002
The Department of Special Education for Carroll County public schools has canceled its Individual Education Program workshop scheduled for 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Carroll Springs School. The workshop will be rescheduled for the 2002-2003 school year. Information: 410-751-3020.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 10, 2002
Howard County public schools will continue operating under a modified lockdown through tomorrow, which means all exterior doors will be locked and all outdoor activities canceled or kept indoors. Field trips, work study programs and mentorships are called off. "[The Howard County police] are on high-alert," said school spokeswoman Patti Caplan. "It's a real eye-opener. They're concerned, and we're following their lead." Schools Superintendent John R. O'Rourke will decide day-to-day whether after-school activities and evening meetings will go on as scheduled.
NEWS
February 14, 2008
The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. today, weather permitting, to vote on next year's operating budget. The meeting had been scheduled for last night but was postponed after county public schools were closed yesterday because of icy conditions. The board is scheduled to vote on county schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston's proposed $1.18 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
NEWS
November 21, 1990
Several county offices and businesses will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22, in observance of Thanksgiving.All county government offices and courts will be closed on Thursday and Friday.The libraries, post office branches and landfill will be closed on Thursday but will reopen on Friday.There will be no refuse collection routes on Thursday, but regular routes will resume on Friday.Howard County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
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By From Staff Reports | March 20, 1994
Carroll County Public Schools will begin implementing an extended school day tomorrow.All schools will begin classes 20 minutes before and end 30 minutes after the regular school starting and ending times.Morning kindergarten will be extended by 35 minutes, and afternoon kindergarten by 15 minutes.The extended school days will continue through May 19. This will allow the school system to make up six days lost to inclement weather.
SPORTS
February 17, 1993
Due to inclement weather that forced the closing of Baltimore County public schools, all sports events scheduled for yesterday -- with the exception of the 3:30 p.m. Dulaney at Dundalk boys basketball game -- were postponed until today at their same times and locations.Ron Belinko, coordinator of physical education and athletics, said the Dulaney/Dundalk game likely will be rescheduled for Monday, because Dundalk is the site of the county wrestling tournament beginning today.The Harford County swimming and diving championships have been moved to Thursday at 6 p.m. at Magnolia Middle School.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Joel R. Bailey, a longtime Baltimore County public school English teacher who also coached basketball, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 77. "The first thing, Joel really liked his students. ... He enjoyed interacting with them. He was a gentleman," said William L. McIntyre, who grew up with and attended elementary, middle and high schools with Mr. Bailey. "He was the same way in basketball. He was a good teaching coach. He communicated well with his students and he respected them, and they respected him," said Mr. McIntyre, a retired Eastern Technical High School social studies teacher.
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By Ovetta Wiggins, The Washington Post | June 27, 2013
Anne Arundel County School Superintendent Kevin Maxwell will leave his post to become the chief of the Prince George's County Public Schools, according to three sources familiar with the move. The sources said Maxwell would be announced Friday as the eighth schools chief in Prince George's County in the past 14 years. On Wednesday, Anne Arundel County Board of Education President Andrew Pruski wrote in an email that board members "are aware of Dr. Maxwell's potential resignation.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76. "Pat worked with children who were learning to read and those who had been diagnosed with learning difficulties," said Flora Smith of Mount Washington, who worked with Mrs. Sadowski at Oakleigh and Hillendale elementary schools. "She was the ultimate professional. " The daughter of a business executive and a homemaker, the former Patricia Ellen Morrison was born in Baltimore and raised in Ridgewood, N.J., and Roland Park.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce honored 60 county public schools teachers and presented 11 educators with awards during its May 13 Awards for Excellence in Education ceremony at Martin's West. Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce honored 60 county public schools teachers and presented 11 educators with awards during its May 13 Awards for Excellence in Education ceremony at Martin's West. Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance congratulated the nominees, who were welcomed by Chamber of Commerce President Keith Scott.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
The Howard County Council adopted a $923.5 million general fund spending plan Thursday that increases allocations for schools and police while not raising income or property taxes. The council voted 4-1 to approve the budget, roughly $2.7 million higher than the proposal made a month ago by County Executive Ken Ulman. The dissenting vote was cast by Councilman Greg Fox, the council's lone Republican, who criticized spending practices several times during the two-hour session. Fox wrapped up his remarks after the vote with a display of black, pointy wizard hats, each representing a new fund that he said appears suddenly, as if by magic, every year in the budget while some basic needs go unfunded.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
Of the 11 Baltimore County public high schools rated among the nation's 2,000 top schools, according to the third annual Newsweek/Daily Beast survey of "America's Best High Schools," Hereford High School ranks No. 1 in the county. The list, published online May 6 by Newsweek and its corporate owner, The Daily Beast, ranks schools based on six weighted criteria. "For the third time this spring, BCPS high schools have shown they are among the nation's top tier," said schools superintendent Dallas Dance.
NEWS
April 3, 2001
Howard County public schools will hold a seminar for Hispanic parents from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today in the media center at Running Brook Elementary School, 5215 W. Running Brook Road, Columba. Superintendent John R. O'Rourke and Robert Glascock, director of curriculum, will speak. The agenda will include the importance of education and the partnership between school and family. Baby-sitting and refreshments will be provided. Information: Min Kim, 410-313-6667, Ext. 280.
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By Trey Kovacs | April 18, 2013
It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual. The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not — to pay union dues. The union claims educators owe their "fair share" because it must represent non-union members in collective bargaining and grievances. At the moment, 10 of Maryland's 24 school districts already require non-union teachers to pay union dues.
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