BALTIMORE - Summer vacation was extended a few days thanks to Irene, but today most of the students in our area are headed back to the classroom.
Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School is one of those schools that are open. Student there will have an impressive visitor this morning, the city schools' CEO, Dr. Andres Alonso.
Dr. Alonso plans to walk to school with students and visit a 5th grade math class.
It's no secret Baltimore City Schools have had problems in the past—with cheating on state school assessment tests.
Administrators say that's in the past and they are moving forward.
The focus this year is "transforming teaching and learning at the classroom level." Educators want to make sure all students are achieving their full potential.
This year the goal is to strengthen the instructional core, the relationship between teachers, students, and the content because they say that is where learning begins.
Another goal is engaging families and community to transform the classroom because parent supper for learning is critical to ensuring excellence.
They also want to improve facilities to transform the classroom, making sure school buildings and classrooms are conducive to excellent teaching and learning.
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All Howard County Schools are open except: Atholton High School
All Baltimore City Schools are open except:
George Washington Elementary
North Bend Elementary/Middle
Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle
Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle
Mary Ann Winterling Elementary @ Bentalou
Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle
Mary E. Rodman Elementary
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary/Middle
Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary
Lockerman Bundy Elementary
KIPP Ujima Village Academy Elementary/Middle
MD Academy of Technology and Health Sciences
Baltimore Civitas Middle/High
Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West
Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle
All Baltimore County Schools are open except:
Lansdowne Middle School
Parkville Middle School
Ridgely Middle School
Chadwick Elementary School
Featherbed Lane Elementary School
Fifth District Elementary School
Fort Garrison Elementary School
Johnnycake Elementary School
Oakleigh Elementary School
Pinewood Elementary School
Pot Springs Elementary School
Riderwood Elementary School
Ridge Ruxton Elementary School
Rodgers Forge Elementary School
Seneca Elementary School
Timonium Elementary School
Victory Villa Elementary School
West Towson Elementary School
Winand Elementary School
The Park School in Baltimore County is also closed today along with the Jemicy Upper and Lower Schools.
All Harford County Public Schools will be open except:
George D. Lisby at Hillsdale Elementary
North Harford Elementary
Youth's Benefit Elementary
John Archer Elementary
North Harford Middle
Alternative Education Program at CEO
North Harford High
All Anne Arundel County Public Schools will be open except for:
Cape St. Claire Elementary
Carrie Weedon Science Ctr.
Chesapeake Science Point
Crofton Woods Elementary
Four Seasons Elementary
Glen Burnie Park Elementary
Marley Glen Special School
Maryland City Elementary
Shady Side Elementary
Windsor Farm Elementary