December 13, 2009
The Food & Nutrition Services of Howard County's public schools has added a new link to its Web page where families can view the daily lunch menu for their respective schools, along with the menus for the next week as soon as they are posted. In addition, the nutritional value of each menu item is available in a drop down box. Go to schoolmenu.com or hcpss.org and click on lunch menus in the quick links area.
January 10, 2013
Baltimore school officials recommended Thursday severing ties with independent operators of six schools after a months-long review of more than two dozen diverse programs. In a presentation to city school board members, district officials recommended granting three-and five-year contract extensions to all but three of the 18 charter schools seeking renewal: Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy Middle School, Baltimore Freedom Academy and Collington Square Elementary/Middle School. Bluford and Baltimore Freedom Academy would stay open for current students until the end of 2013-2014, admitting no new middle and high school students as officials weigh whether the schools would close altogether at the end of that year.
January 18, 2013
According to The Kansas City Star, which is using numbers published by Forbes magazine (in an article that does not appear to be online yet), the Big Ten will earn $310 million during the 2012-13 financial year from outside deals. That's the most of any conference. But because the Big Ten is paying 12 schools and the Big 12 is only paying 10 schools (what an absurd clause to have to write), Big 12 schools get the most money returned from the conference at $26.2 million. Big Ten schools make $25.8.
June 20, 2012
Confidence in public schools has dropped five percentage points in the past year and is at its lowest point since 1973, according to a recent Gallop poll. Only 29 percent of people surveyed said they had a great deal of confidence in public schools, less than other institutions such as the military, small businesses, theU.S. Supreme Court, the presidency, and police. The highest confidence was reported in a poll in 1973 when it was 58 percent. Gallup reported that a drop in public confidence in American institutions as a whole, with Congress coming in last.
July 14, 2011
Vacation Bible school - Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Laurel, July 18-22, 6-8:30 p.m., 15000 First Baptist Lane. Open to children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. No charge. Kerrie Pariso, 410-309-3381. Vacation Bible school - Big Apple Adventure, Where Faith and Life Connect, July 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road. For kids age 4 to completion of sixth grade. Music, crafts, Bible study, missions focus, snacks and games.
May 3, 2012
Editor: In Wednesday's edition of The Aegis , County Executive [David R.] Craig attempted to defend his seemingly indefensible decision to waste $40 million on an EOC [911 center] replacement. He stated the EOC, "Is outdated, in dire need of replacement, not repairs. " He also quoted his facilities chief stating, "The current EOC facility as a whole is in a state of failure and overall conditions range from inadequate to unsafe. " Rather than providing meaningful insight, Mr. Craig's double-speak leads me to further questions. What are the specific failures and inadequacies?