DoCo officials live stream COVID-19 update

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County officials presented a live stream joint press conference on Thursday morning, to share details of the local response to the coronavirus pandemic. County Health Officer Roger Harrell, Deputy Health Officer Dr. Casey Scott, State’s Attorney for Dorchester County Bill Jones and Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools Dave Bromwell spoke in […]

Bromwell is appointed superintendent of DCPS

CAMBRIDGE — The Board of Education of Dorchester County announced the appointment of W. David Bromwell to a four-year term, beginning July 1, as Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. Mr. Bromwell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote at the Feb. 20, Board of Education Meeting. Mr. Bromwell has served as Interim Superintendent […]

Teachers demand end to student violence

SHILOH — “Forty-three attacks were reported” by October against teachers in Dorchester’s public schools, Vice President of Dorchester Educators Linda Barnes said Thursday. She was one of many speakers at Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Education, at which local teachers, wearing the red shirts of their union, demanded an end to violence in schools. […]

Letters to the Editor, June 5, 2019

Cambridge CityGovernment Works. What about Dorchester County? I am concerned and dismayed by the recent string of seemingly arbitrary personnel decisions made by the Dorchester County Council, clearly driven by the newest members of the Council, given the voting records. One wonders if they think they will be saving us money by not having any […]

Board names Bromwell interim superintendent

The Board of Education of Dorchester County is pleased to announce the appointment of W. David Bromwell as Interim Superintendent of Dorchester County Public Schools. Mr. Bromwell was appointed by a unanimous roll call vote on May 31, 2019. In commenting on the appointment, President Glenn Bramble said: “David Bromwell is an educator of long […]

Town Square, May 22, 2019

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. At the Dorchester County Board of Education’s meeting May […]

Bromwell, Hopkins are superintendent finalists

CAMBRIDGE – The Board of Education of Dorchester County released a statement 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 1983 graduate […]

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 […]

Town Square, May 15, 2019

Town Square is an opinion column to which readers can submit their views. As a true community newspaper, we’re always looking for ways to include local thought and pertinent viewpoints. This forum is a way to share those thoughts. Civility and fair comment will always prevail. Readers congratulated Rip Cornish after the Banner published an […]

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 […]