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The Search for Superintendents

Three Baltimore area school systems will start the summer searching for or with new leaders. On May 23, Baltimore County Public Schools announced that chief academic officer Verletta White will serve an interim superintendent for the next school year. White, a BCPS alumna herself, replaces Dr. S. Dallas Dance, whose …

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B’More Social: May 19-21

FRIDAY Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival As part of the weeklong celebration leading up to the Preakness, the Howard County fairgrounds will serve as the “Centerpiece Venue” for the annual Balloon Festival. In addition to the obvious (balloon-watching, and rides both tethered and non-tethered), the free festival offers plenty of arts …

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Field Notes

Looking back, my most memorable field trip was one with nearly no educational value. In sixth grade, our eccentric homeroom teacher loaded us onto the bus with our bathing suits, Super Soakers and bags upon bags of water balloons for a 45-minute drive to Catoctin Furnace. There, we engaged in …

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Notre Dame Preparatory School’s 150th: Where a Gateway Opens

September 22, 1873  Opened school with 69 pupils. We were obliged to extend the vacation to this time, instead of the first Monday in September, as usual, because the building could not be sufficiently prepared before this date…As this new institution was considered quite the attractive novelty, there were constantly a great many …

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