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Howard teachers get raise

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) and the Howard County Education Association certificated unit (HCEA) and its educational support professionals unit (HCEA-ESP) have reached 2-year agreements covering the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years. The agreements will go into effect on July 1, 2019. Both agreements include revised salary scales, reflecting the shared goals of […]

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Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Info Sessions Today

Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) high school students interested in a career as an electrician are encouraged to explore student pre-apprenticeship pathways. Information sessions for students and their families will be held today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., at Independent Electrical Contractors, 8751 Freestate Drive, Suite 250, Laurel. The Pathways program launched […]

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HCPSS Partners with Chinese Americans

The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) has partnered with the Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA) to encourage collaboration, communication and mutual understanding among HCPSS staff, students and families with Chinese background. The agreement calls for CAPA representatives to collaborate with the HCPSS International Student and Family Services Office to offer an […]

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One-to-One School Expands

Families of middle and high school students seeking an engaging learning experience for their children now have the opportunity with the opening of Fusion Academy in Columbia. The one-to-one private school – one student and one teacher per classroom – customizes every aspect of the educational experience for students in grades 6-12 and currently operates […]

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Lockheed Martin Launches STEM Scholarship

Lockheed Martin launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science. The Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program will award a $10,000 annual scholarship to 200 recipients who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. Recipients […]

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Anne Arundel Breaks Ground on Three Schools

Anne Arundel County officials recently took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking for three long-awaited elementary school projects in Edgewater, Annapolis and Glen Burnie. A 2015 facilities utilization study by MGT listed the Tyler Heights, Edgewater and Richard Henry Lee Elementary schools as among the worst in the county for building condition. In May, Schuh proposed […]

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Talbott Springs School Gets State Support

The designees for the Maryland Interagency Commission on School Construction (IAC) agreed to support the construction of a replacement school building for Talbott Springs Elementary School, in Columbia. The decision reverses an earlier IAC decision, and follows a re-evaluation and redesign of the project by Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) to address issues previously […]

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Q&A with Tonya Kennon– New library leader plans for the future

Nearly six months ago Tonya (pronounced TONE-ya) Kennon took leadership of the Howard County Library System (HCLS). Kennon joined HCLS following a long career working in her native California, most recently serving as director of the Riverside Public Library. During her tenure, she secured unanimous City Council approval to construct a new $40 million main […]