DCPS plans January in-person instruction

CAMBRIDGE — If all goes well — and families follow health guidelines — local schools could resume in-person education in January. After the pandemic forced the schools’ closing and going to on-line classes in March, Dorchester Public Schools re-opened for in-person classes earlier this fall.Then when the numbers of positive cases throughout the county and […]

Learning labs aim to support public schools

CAMBRIDGE — A public-private cooperative effort is underway to support students in Dorchester County schools. The John & Janice Wyatt Foundation is backing Learning Labs at three locations — so far — with plans for a couple more. “The concept is to provide a place where they can do work,” foundation Community Outreach Manager Jymil […]

Education briefs, Nov. 11, 2020

Layton statementBoard of Education member from District 5 Laura Layton made the following statement after Tuesday’s election:“I won re-election to the BOE! Thank you to all my supporters who voted for me in this election. I am excited for four more years of representing students, staff, and parents who depend on the Board to make […]

Program touts men of color in education

PRINCESS ANNE — Members of the Dorchester County Public Schools Educational Equity Task Force recently attended the Man the Shore Summit, a kickoff event at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, to bring awareness to the Men of Color in Education program and specifically to the need to diversify the teaching profession with male teachers […]

DCPS to close buildings beginning Thursday

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools’ effort to launch Phase 2 of their reopening plan has been interrupted by increasing positivity rates in the county. Superintendent Dave Bromwell announced building closures around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Bromwell’s statement said:“Good evening DCPS families,“This is Dave Bromwell, superintendent of DCPS. Over the last six days, the Dorchester […]

Schools begin in-person classes this week

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools entered Phase 2 of their reopening plan on Tuesday, as the first students arrived for in-person instruction in regular academic classes since the schools closed in March when the COVID-19 virus began to hit the state. There have been some special education and technical classes meeting already, because of […]

Chesapeake College unveils new training lab

CAMBRIDGE – Chesapeake College recently unveiled a new medical training lab in the Cambridge Center on Race Street. The space, modeled after instructional labs in the Health Professions and Athletics Center at Wye Mills, will allow students to practice clinical skills in a simulated medical environment. Chesapeake’s Certified Nursing Assistant Program is offered in Cambridge, […]

Washington seeks funds for Marching Vikes

CAMBRIDGE — As the 2020-21 school year gets underway, new Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Bands Director Ray Washington has big plans for his Marching Vikings — not later, but right away. “I want these kids to have the band experience now,” he said on Thursday. Mr. Washington has moved from Maple Elementary School, where he […]

Bromwell: Schools to begin reopening in October

CAMBRIDGE — Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell released a video statement on Friday afternoon, announcing that in-person instruction will begin during October. “We are still in Phase 1.5,” Mr. Bromwell said, “with small groups returning to school over the next several weeks. But we will begin to move to Phase 2 of […]

Three sports seasons will start in February

ANNAPOLIS — For a year in which so much has been different, maybe this isn’t the biggest surprise: Public high schools will have sports after all, just not the way athletes, parents and fans are used to. Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Athletic Director Kareem Otey posted on Friday, “Looks like all three seasons will be […]