school system

Jun 25, 2012

Prince George’s superintendent may move to Philly

UPPER MARLBORO — Prince George’s County schools Superintendent William Hite Jr. says he wasn’t looking for other jobs but couldn’t pass up the chance to consider a move to Philadelphia. School officials announced Friday that Hite is a finalist to be superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. If hired, he would replace former superintendent […]

Nov 17, 2011

Donald C. Fry: Alonso, schools deserve resources

In Dr. Andres Alonso, Baltimore City’s public schools have a CEO who still has the passion he brought to his office more than four years ago. He has managed to sidestep potential distractions of politics, conflicting constituencies and unwieldy bureaucracies to deftly apply limited resources to advancing a clear, strategic vision for the school system. […]

Nov 15, 2011

Rawlings-Blake pushes increase in Baltimore bottle tax

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is calling on the city council to pass her plan to raise the city’s bottle tax to help pay for school renovations. Rawlings-Blake made the pitch Monday at an elementary school in the eastern part of the city. The proposed increase from 2 cents to 5 cents is part of three-part […]

Apr 4, 2011

Labor Dept. fines Md. school system millions

WASHINGTON — The public school system in Maryland’s Prince George’s County has been ordered to pay a total of $4 million to more than 1,000 foreign teachers working there after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor. The teachers, the vast majority of them from the Philippines, were hired under a visa program for […]

Feb 27, 2011

Board of Education approves model gang activity policy

BALTIMORE — The Maryland State Board of Education approved a statewide model policy Tuesday afternoon in Baltimore to help prevent and deal with gang activity in schools. The policy states that local school systems must set standard consequences and remedial actions for gang involvement, put in place procedures for reporting and investigating gang activity, provide […]

Nov 2, 2010

Rockville apartments given red light

Opponents of a 109-unit apartment complex planned near Rockville Town Center scored a win this week when an appellate court said the city improperly approved a use permit for the building. The Court of Special Appeals said the Rockville planning commission did not follow its own ordinance in analyzing the project’s impact on the local […]

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