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Baltimore County Celebrates 7,000 Graduates from Public Schools

Baltimore County Celebrates 7,000 Graduates from Public Schools

Check out the the video montage of the various graduations.
‘Sneaks Day’ at Woodlawn Library Kicks off Summer Reading Club

‘Sneaks Day’ at Woodlawn Library Kicks off Summer Reading Club

The Baltimore County Public Library encourages kids to read through its summer reading club.
Millbrook Elementary School Closed on Friday

Millbrook Elementary School Closed on Friday

School was canceled for some Baltimore County students.
After Bus Hijacked in South Africa, Stevenson Students Returning Home

After Bus Hijacked in South Africa, Stevenson Students Returning Home

The holdup happened during a study abroad experience hosted by the university.
Baltimore County Educators Say New Language Arts Program Boosts Student Participation

Baltimore County Educators Say New Language Arts Program Boosts Student Participation

Baltimore County Public Schools gave an update on its new language arts program.
Should Background Checks Be Required for Baltimore County Parks and Rec Volunteers?

Should Background Checks Be Required for Baltimore County Parks and Rec Volunteers?

One Baltimore County councilwoman thinks so.
Baltimore County Student Charged after School Shooting Threat

Baltimore County Student Charged after School Shooting Threat

The student reportedly made a threat using Facebook that Superintendent Dallas Dance got wind of this week.
Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Do Maryland High Schools Need Athletic Trainers? Advocates Apply Pressure

Baltimore County has athletic trainers in some schools.
Millbrook Elementary School Closes Early

Millbrook Elementary School Closes Early

An electrical problem caused the closure, Baltimore County Public Schools said.
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.
Baltimore County Public Schools Make Weather Decision

Baltimore County Public Schools Make Weather Decision

The school system announced Wednesday morning whether schools would be open.
No Evening High School in Baltimore County

No Evening High School in Baltimore County

Baltimore County canceled evening high school.
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.
Baltimore County Schools Increase Graduation Rate

Baltimore County Schools Increase Graduation Rate

The school system reported the graduation rate for seniors increased 2.47 percent.
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.
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.
Baltimore County's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Baltimore County's McComb Named Finalist for Nation's Top Teacher

Maryland's Teacher of the Year joins educators from Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania as finalists for the national title.
Baltimore and Two Other Counties Demand More School Construction Money from State

Baltimore and Two Other Counties Demand More School Construction Money from State

Maryland’s three largest jurisdictions are calling on the state legislature to approve more funding to build schools.
Community College Partners with Baltimore County Schools to Offer Free Classes to Students

Community College Partners with Baltimore County Schools to Offer Free Classes to Students

Eligible BCPS students can take up to four free classes at the Community College of Baltimore County.
Maryland Loses No. 1 Education Ranking - Sort Of

Maryland Loses No. 1 Education Ranking - Sort Of

The national education newspaper that ranks the states for the quality of their schools has changed its label for Maryland schools.