WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The Christina School District has begun cutting costs to address a budget deficit after voters nixed a plan to raise property taxes to cover growing school costs.
The district is freezing hiring, reducing purchases of materials and textbooks, cancelling travel for personnel and cutting school budgets. Principals are being asked to cut overtime, contracted services and eliminate unfilled positions in which teachers get extra pay to serve as coaches or advisers.
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — School districts on Maryland's Eastern Shore are facing some tough decisions about how to make up snow days after two weeks of winter weather have thrown off the academic calendar.
The Daily Times reports Wicomico schools may have the hardest decision because its schedule does not include extra days for school being canceled due to the weather.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –– UMES math professor Rob Johnson is among 11 African-Americans who will be recognized Tuesday as national Champions of Change for their contributions teaching at historically black institutions.
Johnson has been excused from jury duty to attend the White House ceremony, one of a series of events organized to focus attention on President Barack Obama’s goal of challenging the nation “to lead the world in college completion by 2020.”