We are two weeks into the school year and already each of my children has dealt with a situation of gun violence. For my oldest, it happened just before she returned to college at Temple University in Philadelphia. Police serving a warrant for drug crimes near Temple’s hospital ran up …Read More »
Tag Archives: Baltimore County Public Schools
We know the modern classroom no longer thrives on information-packed lectures to students (sometimes struggling to pay attention). Instead, schools use technology to supplement curriculums and make learning a more interactive experience. But just how much technology does your child encounter in the school day? We took a look inside …Read More »
In 2014, Baltimore County Public Schools launched the Passport Program, an initiative to begin Spanish language learning in the fourth grade with the hope that students would graduate high school with a higher level of proficiency. The program started small, with only 10 participating institutions, but has quickly grown to …Read More »
Field Notes For local schools, field trips have become far more than an excuse to get out of the classroom.
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 …Read More »
With about a million students across the state of Maryland, it’s safe to say there are a lot of families out there making decisions about school. Do you want your kids in the local public school? Maybe a private would be better fit, but doesn’t that get expensive? Or perhaps …Read More »
The new Baltimore County Public Schools’ policy regarding school closings for hot weather was put to the test this week, and the system closed 37 non-air conditioned schools for today—just two days after the first day of school. The new policy, adopted just this month, according to the Baltimore Sun, …Read More »