Bromwell, Hopkins are finalists for superintendent

CAMBRIDGE – The Board of Education of Dorchester County released a statement at midday Friday, announcing two finalists for the post of interim superintendent of schools. The finalists are current Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal W. David Bromwell Jr., and Lisa Hopkins of Wicomico County. Mr. Bromwell is a native of Dorchester County and a […]

County and city to eye schools

CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Dorchester County Council voted unanimously May 8 to join the Cambridge City Council in a joint effort to address issues in public education. Concerns have mounted in recent weeks over incidents of violence and indiscipline in local schools. County Manager Keith Adkins read the motion to form the committee, saying, […]

What will make American education work?

Executive Summary The weakness of American schools is unlikely to be overcome by technical solutions. Certainly not through existing streams of existing research, research which all too often is driven by ideology than by legitimate inquiry. Rather what American education needs is a behavioral change in its students. If students were socialized to understand the […]

C-SD’s Principal Bromwell tells of behavior issues

CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge-South Dorchester High School Principal Dave Bromwell shared his views Friday on challenges being faced related to students’ acts of violence. C-SD, and other public schools in the county, have been struggling to remedy the situation as arrests and injuries have occurred in recent weeks. On Thursday, there was an incident at the […]

Girl, 7, is assaulted at Warwick

SECRETARY — On April 24, a young girl was assaulted by a group of boys while at Warwick Elementary School. Remmi Dennis was punched and kicked while at recess, later requiring medical attention. The 7-year-old girl was first treated by the school’s nurse, and later by her own doctor, who prescribed an MRI examination to […]

North Dorchester High School honor roll

HURLOCK — North Dorchester High School has released the names of those students making the honor roll for the third term: Exceptional 3.5-4.0 GPA With No D’s, E’s, or Incompletes Grade 9: Rachael Albert, Brando Banda-Perez, Kaitlyn Bradley, Micha Brummell, Curstin Carpenter, Kinley Elliott, Jaime Fonseca-Gonzalez, Joshua Gravenor Jr, Dalton Green, Lillian Hallbauer, Megan Hamby, […]

Bramble speaks on role of Board

CAMBRIDGE — During the Dorchester County Board of Education’s meeting on Thursday, President Glenn L. Bramble addressed recent public discussion regarding the role of the board and the superintendent. With public schools facing issues of discipline and violence, as well as the recent retirement of Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell, calls have been heard for action […]

Zinnel is Teacher of the Year 2019

EAST NEW MARKET — An air of anticipation permeated the room at the East New Market firehouse on April 2. Seats were filled and the crowd waited eagerly to hear who was named Teacher of the Year and who was voted 2019 First-Class Teacher of the Year. The Teacher of the Year Program, initiated nationally […]

Officials discuss safer schools

CAMBRIDGE — Public school officials, law enforcement officers and consultants held a panel discussion March 25, part of a project to create a comprehensive security plan. Mace’s Lane Middle School administrators and Central Office personnel are in talks with representatives from the Kenjya-Trusant Group, LLC (KTG), which is devising the plan they hope will be […]

Teachers tell of classroom attacks

Dorchester Banner/Dave Ryan The meeting room at Dorchester Technology and Career Center was standing room only on Thursday, when the Board of Education heard teachers speak about violence in county schools.

CAMBRIDGE — “On Sept. 20, I was assaulted by one of my kindergarten students,” Kendra Mero said. The Choptank Elementary School teacher was speaking to members of the Dorchester Board of Education during their meeting on Thursday. Word had spread that violence in the county’s classrooms would be discussed, and the public responded – the […]