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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Where’s the support?

I am absolutely baffled at the lack of support our school system, as a whole, has for our children. My children have had several occurrences when they have been bullied this year and yet it continues every day for students throughout the entire county. We hear over and over how Dorchester County has a 0 […]

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 […]