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New Lower School STEAM Hub Encourages Creative Collaboration

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Earlier this fall, Roland Park Country School unveiled several exciting new spaces on campus, including a recently constructed cheery and light-filled Lower School STEAM Hub. This redesigned space is adjacent to the Killebrew Library and connects the Junior Innovation Space with the new Lower School art room to fulfill Roland Park Country School’s vision of purposefully integrating each of the components of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) into the school curriculum for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

“We are focusing on every content area to pair with design challenges and projects that have a real purpose to help students extend their learning beyond the classroom in a creative and meaningful way,” said Joe LePain, the Director of Information and Innovation at Roland Park Country School.

Defining the Well-Rounded Student at St. James Academy

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Chris Greenawalt, MD, never knows what each shift at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) will bring. As director of GBMC’s hospitalist program, he helps acutely ill patients navigate inpatient and outpatient care. He and the 30-plus physicians under his leadership use their medical expertise every day, but the qualities Greenawalt says he relies upon most weren’t taught in medical school.

“My integrity and accountability were set in motion at St. James Academy,” says Greenawalt, who attended the Episcopal, coed day school in Monkton, Md. when it was Kindergarten through 6th Grade. “The things I learned from way back are what I’ve carried forward.”

Today, St. James Academy is Prekindergarten through 8th Grade but still intentionally small. “St. James was a nurturing environment where teachers put an individual focus on my strengths,” adds Greenawalt, who graduated from McDonogh School and Wake Forest University for both undergraduate and medical school. “The school helped me to develop attributes I’ve used all the way through to being a leader at GBMC.”

The Primer – A Test Prep Crash Course with Streamline Tutors

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Streamline Tutors Primer Course

The PSAT scores are out. So what’s next? Should your student prep for the ACT instead? Or maybe stick with the SAT? Should your sophomore start this summer or wait until fall? Most of the time, you’ll get “safe” advice: “Take both the SAT and ACT just to be sure” … “Maybe sign up for a class–at least it’s not that expensive.” … “Take the SAT in May. That’s when everyone else does”…

Whittle School & Studios – An Option for Baltimore Families

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Whittle School & StudiosWhile almost every aspect of modern life has radically changed in the last century, schools have remained largely the same. In this innovation age, our future leaders need to have a modern approach to education. 

That’s what Chris Whittle set off to change. Whittle has a vision to reimagine education so that it prepares children for a fundamentally different world.

On first day of school, Hogan issues executive order to create Office of Education Accountability

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Gov. Larry Hogan, flanked by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon, left, and Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, announces an executive order creating the Office of Education Accountability. Image via Facebook Live.

As students across the state returned to the classroom–and some in Baltimore City and Baltimore County had early closings or full days off due to a lack of air conditioning–Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Tuesday creating an Office of Education Accountability to serve as “an independent watchdog unit” of the state’s school systems.

Report: Baltimore has the highest rate of ‘guard labor’ among metropolitan areas

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Photo by John Loo, via Flickr.

For years, Baltimore’s police force has been robust for a city of its size. The most recent numbers compiled by Governing magazine found that in 2016, the Baltimore Police Department ranked eighth in the country in officers per capita among jurisdictions with at least 25,000 people. There were 40.6 officers employed for every 10,000 residents.

What happens when you extend that out to detectives, prison guards, security screeners and private security?

Anne Arundel County Schools boost police presence in light of threats, anxieties at high schools

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Northeast High School in Pasadena. Image via Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

Anne Arundel County students may notice an extra police cruiser or more officers on campus this week as the school system confronts an online threat made at Pasadena’s Northeast High School, as well as heightened anxieties following recent horrific school shootings elsewhere in the country.

After Years of Pressure From Parents, County Agrees to Replace Dulaney High School

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Photo by James G. Howes, via Wikimedia Commons

Following multiple calls to replace Dulaney High School in Timonium, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz agreed to set aside funding for a new school in 2019, according to several reports.

Document: The 140 City School Buildings that Suffered Heating Failures or Maintenance Issues Since Jan. 2

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Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

At last night’s town hall meeting at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Baltimore City Public Schools distributed a list of every building where heating systems failed, pipes broke or other maintenance issues occurred due to a prolonged frigid cold spell that began around Christmas.

Carroll County Ends Ban on Field Trips to Baltimore After Two Weeks

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Photo by Mario Sánchez Prada, via Wikimedia Commons

Baltimore’s northwesterly neighbors have deemed the city safe enough once again for their students to visit for field trips.

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