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Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda is the best high school in Maryland, according to U.S. News and World Report. (Patch File Photo)
Maryellen Brady April 24, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Clearly indicates, that Anne Arundel High Schools need improvement and the School Board has to beRead More very astute in choosing the next Superintendent which is supposed to occur in May.
Steve O April 24, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Politics aside, something is screwy with this methodology. Churchill and Clarksburg don't even rankRead More despite numbers above most of the list some of which are laughably worse by comparison yet still received national rankings… Somehow I don't see a rush on folks moving from Potomac for what US News is naming as better schools down county. Unless I'm missing some byzantine aspect of the algorithm, by the list's own numbers those two schools should rank on the first page and I'd guess it's full of similar omissions and errors in areas I'm less familiar with…
woodbine5 April 24, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Roger, if funding was an issue then the DC schools, Chicago Schools, and Detroit schools which haveRead More a higher per pupil funding then any of the schools listed on this report would be numbers one, two, and three.
Elementary School Winner: Cole L. from Shipley’s Choice Elementary portrays that “Only dumb bunnies smoke.”
Nick April 18, 2014 at 09:49 am
Are the kids going to be encouraged to speak out against Pot smoking, which is even moreRead More carcinogenic? Let me answer that ... NO !!
David Helkowski identified himself as a whistleblower regarding data security. (Screenshot from WJZ interview)
Kolo Jezdec April 12, 2014 at 06:49 pm
@Jason Keyes "He's lucky they didn't kill his dog." If the result of his foolishness isRead More jail time, a deceased dog would be the least of his worries...
Kolo Jezdec April 12, 2014 at 06:56 pm
Not sure the article makes this clear, but this raid was back on March 16th, almost 4 weeks ago.Read More Not exactly current news...
Kolo Jezdec April 12, 2014 at 07:00 pm
If you are interested, here is a copy of the search warrant:Read More http://freepdfhosting.com/44aec640f8.pdf **** There is also a link to it in the article.
GOP gubernatorial candidate David Craig used Twitter to pledge he will build a high school in Crofton. Credit: Screenshot from Build Crofton High School Facebook page
Mark April 4, 2014 at 03:09 pm
Thank God he's not making the standard run of the mill GOP promises: "I will require a woman toRead More go through transvaginal exploration..." or "I will make the NRA a household name in Maryland". He might have a chance with this promise.
The first of four sessions to give parents information about Maryland Common Core will be held April 8. File|Patch
Deb Emerich Stahl April 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm
Parents who are going to these forums need to read up on their own, because they will be fed everyRead More flavor of KoolAid when they get there. This is a good place to start learning about what Common Core is doing to our schools, our teacher, and our children: http://annapolis.patch.com/groups/trending-in-america/p/kindergarten-teacher-quits-i-was-part-of-a-broken-system_a7adf944
Fort Meade Middle School teacher Colleen Benda, who feels teachers are not adequately compensated, instructs spanish class. Capital News Service photo by Ethan Barton.
Ananke April 4, 2014 at 06:54 am
Kolo - You are lucky to not have to work in the summer! Most teachers I know, myself included notRead More only have to work in the summer, but have an extra job during the school year because we are't paid enough to live...and I have a Masters degree!
Kolo Jezdec April 4, 2014 at 07:27 am
Ananke - I am very fortunate, I agree. We are a very frugal family. Many years ago my wife and IRead More bought a nice, but small and inexpensive home which we paid off in 15 years. We buy a new car every 7-8 years, paid for in cash. Our only indulgence is an annual Disney trip. Being off all summer when my children were young was truly a blessing, time that I would not exchange for anything. All things considered, a wonderful life...
Ananke April 6, 2014 at 10:25 am
I understand. My problem is that I am a single mother...so all five of us live on my salary. MyRead More children do work during the school year and in the summer, so that helps. I agree, that being off when the children are off is something that is precious!
Ayesha Chaudhry, a junior at South River High School. Credit: Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Maryellen Brady April 2, 2014 at 08:58 am
It is wonderful news, that this beautiful young woman wants to use her skills to perform publicRead More service and seems to be headed in the right direction to enhancing and strengthening our public school system.
Mike April 2, 2014 at 10:06 am
Well, I won't condemn the lady for what is REPORTED about her positions, because I won't assume theRead More reporting is accurate. Further, one should not expect someone with so little experience to understand the dynamics of a bloated school bureaucracy. But anyone in his right mind would contest the goals of expanding the school system's budget. Reckless spending is a huge problem, and spending is NOT correlated with real success. An ideal advocate of students on the board would be demanding that the massive bureaucracy stop siphoning off the VAST amounts of money in the system, taking it away from the teachers and students on the front lines. The problem is NOT that there is too little money in the system. The problem is that the system wastes too much of the money. We could do FAR more with MUCH less. If the people intervened, that is.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley with University of Maryland mascot Testudo. Credit: UM Twitter feed
Steve March 25, 2014 at 12:41 pm
And each graduate will be taxed $1000 to hear him speak about how great he is.
ahmed March 26, 2014 at 06:26 am
He should never have been our Governor. Both party leaders select candidates for their status notRead More their positions and qualifications. Sarah Palin and O'Malley are among them.
runymede March 26, 2014 at 08:20 am
@ Steve - LOL...a very funny comment and beautifully stated.
Maryland's terrapin turtle is threatened by climate change, as warmer temperatures cause more eggs to hatch as females and rising sea levels encroach on habitat. Credit: College News Service
Bud Herb March 13, 2014 at 10:37 am
We spent $128 billion on green technology last year and most if not all was aRead More boondoggle...solyndra,electric cars etc.
Nick March 13, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Not to mention the billions $$ in energy cost increases the US consumers pay because of failed andRead More idiotic energy policy in Washington DC
Pam Hamburg March 13, 2014 at 01:52 pm
Justin, Bud, Nick, etc. THUMBS UP!