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Baltimore County schools to remain closed on Jewish Holidays

November 8, 2017 // 3 Comments

Photo by STN By Alexander Best Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Board of Education voted 9-3 Tuesday in favor of an academic calendar that will keep schools closed on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for the 2018 school year. The controversial decision follows a month of debate from [...]

Parents, educators worry that Baltimore students are unprepared for PARCC

October 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Taariq Adams Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Kim Trueheart advocates for better PARCC preparations. Photo by Taariq Adams A local activist is challenging Baltimore City Council officials about the readiness of elementary and high school students for an upcoming computer-driven standardized test. [...]

Board of Education to consider keeping schools open during Jewish holidays

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Morgan Schmidt Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Board of Education is set to consider the pros and cons of keeping schools open during the key Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, beginning in the new school year. John Mayo, BCPS chief human resources officer, told [...]

Eight-Year Army veteran helps in transition of military-affiliated students

September 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

New director of Military and Veterans Center Photo by Jerice Boston By Jerice Boston Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Imagine serving in the U.S. military, with all its difficulties, dangers and demands. Now imagine, after training your mind, body and soul to respond in one way, having to dismantle [...]

Legacy Chase celebrates 17 years raising money to fight cancer

September 25, 2017 // 1 Comment

Second Amendment leads in the Fourth Horse Race by Sodexo. Photo by Taariq Adams By Taariq Adams Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer COCKEYSVILLE, Md. – The Greater Baltimore Medical Center hosted the 17th Legacy Chase Saturday at Shawan Downs to raise cancer awareness, highlight valiant efforts [...]