May 16, 2013
The deputy superintendent for the Baltimore County school system will step down next month, officials confirmed Thursday. Kevin Hobbs, who was brought on by Superintendent Dallas Dance last year, will return to his family in North Carolina, said schools spokesman Mychael Dickerson. Dance informed the county school board of Hobbs' planned departure, saying that he "vigorously recruited [Hobbs]," who was a top administrator in the Wake County, N.C., public schools, to help him during his transition.
August 20, 2010
A crowd of about 800 Baltimore County school administrators gathered at Perry Hall High School on Friday to face a question from their boss. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston asked how they can continue "making the right things happen" for nearly 104,000 students. As he delivered the 11th opening address of his tenure as superintendent of the 173-school system, which has about 17,000 employees, he did not expect an answer. "The complete answer to that question is revealed only as our former students become adults — as we see who they become and what they achieve," said Hairston, who took over leadership of Maryland's third-largest school system in 2000, when this year's senior class began first grade.
May 13, 2013
Harford County's Board of Education on Monday named the system's current executive director of middle school performance to become the interim superintendent for the 2013-2014 school year. Barbara P. Canavan, who came to the county as an assistant teacher 40 years ago, will fill a vacancy being left by Robert M. Tomback, who is leaving the system at the end of June after a four-year term. Canavan first came to Harford County Public Schools in 1973. She taught at various middle schools in the county through 2010, when she took the middle school performance position, which included oversight of curriculum and instructional programming.
April 18, 2012
The school year for Baltimore County's public school students will end on Friday, June 8 -- four days earlier than originally scheduled, county schools announced today. The 2011-2012 school year had been scheduled to end Thursday, June 14. County schools were in a position to end school early this year because of the mild winter, which meant schools were not closed due to snow, and because the school system has effectively managed built-in emergency closing time. The schedule for the final days are as follows: • Wednesday, June 6: Assessment Day: High schools will close three hours early; teachers will remain on duty.
August 23, 2011
As schools opened Tuesday in Anne Arundel County with a record 76,600 students, Bates Middle School sixth-grader Londell Owens said he's looking forward to learning much in his classes "and having fun doing it. " Among those who were in attendance at Bates on Tuesday morning were Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, several board of education members and interim state Superintendent Bernard Sadusky, who took over when long-time superintendent Nancy S....
September 6, 2012
We've survived the first week of school and I'm not sure who had more homework, the kids or I. I had to write my contact information for every one of my middle school student's six teachers. Really, can't the school give the teachers this information so I only have to write it once? And if it was OK to give my son a cough drop last year, it's still OK this year. I also signed up to get grade reports for my kids, although I'm thinking it's time to stop nagging my high school junior about doing his homework.