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Schools

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Let's Go HoCo: Signup Under Way

Let's Go HoCo: Signup Under Way

The Howard County Public School System is accepting registrations for the October 5K and 1K runs to celebrate health in the community.
HoCo Elementary School Principals Take Ice Bucket Challenge

HoCo Elementary School Principals Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Howard County Public School System superintendent put the challenge out to all principals this week.
How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

How do Maryland Schools Rank Against Other States?

A new study by WalletHub ranks Maryland lower than studies in the past.
HoCo Teachers, School Board Agree on Contracts

HoCo Teachers, School Board Agree on Contracts

The two groups agreed after extensive negotiations for the 2014–2015 school year.
After-School Activities Canceled at Elkridge Elementary

After-School Activities Canceled at Elkridge Elementary

School officials said there was a utility issue in the area.
Stock Ticker to Mark First for Howard County Public Schools

Stock Ticker to Mark First for Howard County Public Schools

The stock ticker will be part of the Academy of Finance.
HCPSS Athletic Trainer Program Raises Bar for Maryland High Schools

HCPSS Athletic Trainer Program Raises Bar for Maryland High Schools

'I think it's important for [Howard County] to get recognized.' —Greg Penczek, president of the Maryland Athletic Trainers' Association
Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Parents Take Stand Against Common Core in Annapolis

Several spoke about 'untested standards' and teachers being 'deathly afraid' to oppose the program, while Maryland Board of Education defended it.
Weather Decision for Howard County Public Schools

Weather Decision for Howard County Public Schools

The school system made the announcement Wednesday morning.
Howard County Cancels After-School Activities

Howard County Cancels After-School Activities

Any activities held on school property were canceled Tuesday.
Howard County Cancels After-School Activities

Howard County Cancels After-School Activities

Aftercare was still available, the school system reported.
State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

State to Schools: Reduce Number of Students Kicked Out of Class, Expelled

The Maryland Board of Education wants local school systems to move away from zero-tolerance policies and instead evaluate student discipline on a case-by-case basis.
County Schools Prepare to Talk to Students about Mall Shooting

County Schools Prepare to Talk to Students about Mall Shooting

Staff is prepared to help students discuss the shooting, according to Superintendent Renee Foose.
Young Scientists Create Their Own Comets, Build a Coliseum and Make Science Rock

Young Scientists Create Their Own Comets, Build a Coliseum and Make Science Rock

Love of science may STEM from early exposure, say happy kids and proud parents.
Howard County Public Schools Announce 2014-15 Schedule

Howard County Public Schools Announce 2014-15 Schedule

Next school year's first day of school as well as spring and winter breaks are scheduled.
Improving Economy Translates to Declining Community College Enrollment

Improving Economy Translates to Declining Community College Enrollment

Howard Community College gained the most students since 2010 of any Maryland public two-year school. The biggest decline came in Baltimore County.
Elkridge Schools To Hold Redistricting Meetings

Elkridge Schools To Hold Redistricting Meetings

Affected schools include Thomas Viaduct and Elkridge Landing middle schools.
Howard County Public Schools to close Wednesday

Howard County Public Schools to close Wednesday

Liberal leave policy in effect
UPDATE: School Closing, Delay Info in Howard County

UPDATE: School Closing, Delay Info in Howard County

Snow isn't forecasted until after school starts Tuesday.
O’Malley’s Proposed Budget Calls For Hike in College Tuition

O’Malley’s Proposed Budget Calls For Hike in College Tuition

The planned increase is less than initially proposed, state leaders said.