A follow-up post about a recent local community forum focused on highlighting the role of parents’ voices in public education and the concerning delivery of hate speech that occurred during the event. How should this be handled and where should the community go from here?
The scope of the HCEA and the judgement & motives of its current leadership are under scrutiny after the organization announced its intention to protest a community-organized forum focused on highlighting the role of parents’ voices in public education and a discussion of select niche controversial curriculum issues.
In November 2019, HCPSS special education teachers passionately & emotionally testified in front of the Board of Education to beg for more Special Education program supports after it had been woefully underfunded for years
Transparency, Collaborative Process and Trust Abandoned by HCPSS Board of Education During Black Lives Matters at School Vote
Process matters. Transparency matters. Integrity matters. During the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action resolution part of tonight’s Board meeting, something very concerning happened…
From a recent HCEA survey, ~30% of HCPSS teachers currently would take leave, retire or quit if HCPSS transitioned to a ‘hybrid’ or ‘bridge’ learning model that involved in-person classroom time.
On July 9, Superintendent Martirano proposed a hybrid education model for HCPSS students (2 days in person learning & 3 days virtual learning) beginning on Sepember 15 for PK-3 and active for all students by October 28.
Montgomery County School System (MCPS) elementary students are able to receive approximately 30-60 minutes of live-streamed teacher/classroom instruction daily. At this time, HCPSS formally plans on only 15-20 minutes per week of live “check-in” with teachers & classmates for their elementary students.
Compare what an HCPSS Kindergarten student received on March 13 here and the materials from March 25 here with what Baltimore City Kindergarten students and parents received here on March 13 (or soon after) here….
Socio-economic based redistricting was proposed as a necessary first step towards achieving equity in education in Howard County. A next proposed step seems to be to change homework to be an optional, non-graded practice, and Ellicott Mills Middle School is serving as the test case.