Author Archives: Anne Spigelmire-Groth

About Anne Spigelmire-Groth

Thank you for reading my blog. I was a teacher for 35 years, 30 in the Baltimore County Public Schools and five years in International Schools in the Netherlands. Experience: Elementary classroom, elementary reading specialist, middle school reading specialist, middle school English teacher, elementary school library media specialist, adjunct college instructor, and National Board Certification in Library Media

Who Let the Dogs Out?

  Our board of education in Baltimore County has a mandate and that is to provide goverance to the administration of the school district.  This is to ensure high quality education outcomes for all students. Earlier this week, at the … Continue reading

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Testing Overload

Our children and teachers are on testing overload.  There is a better way.   Jonathan Roland, a teacher in Baltimore County has been tirelessly advocating for serious testing reform.  Please read his message below and share it far and wide. … Continue reading

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TABCO and Fake News

  Several weeks back I posted a screenshot of a BCPS budget document on the Facebook ABC Schools group page which caused a stir about how health care benefits are funded.  There was a sentence in the document that we … Continue reading

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Looking For Quarters in the Sofa to Fund 1:1 in BCPS

  THIS POST WAS UPDATED MAY 19, 2018 BCPS is raiding all possible funding sources to pay for giving every student a laptop.  Read a thorough explanation of how money is being misappropriated “for the children.”   “The County Office … Continue reading

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Who’s Really Teaching?

In a letter to the editor, Leslie Weber (of the Baltimore County Parents and Teachers Association) and Cynthia Boyd (parent and physician) succintly lay out the problem between the educational technology industry and public education.  The letter was witten in … Continue reading

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Throwback Friday?

  Pete Fitzpatrick wants to be on the Baltimore County School Board and is running in District  1.  Fitzpatrick wrote a letter to the editor in The Baltimore Sun, critical of Dr. Karen Salmon, the Maryland State Board of Education Superintendent, … Continue reading

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Betrayal of Trust

Flew in from Tucson last night to attend Dallas Dance’s sentencing. After about 2 hours including statements for the prosecution by former superintendent Bob Dubel and BOE member Roger Hayden and 6 speakers for the defense, sentence was announced. Baltimore … Continue reading

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Bedbugs in BCPS Laptops?

The latest article in The Baltimore Post shares emails from top personnel in the IT department of the Baltimore County Public Schools.  The emails discuss bedbugs destroying the laptops.  You just can’t make this stuff up. More proof that the leadership … Continue reading

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No Apology

In her most recent article, Ann Costantino describes the racous meeting of the Baltimore County Board of Education held April 3, 2018.  Costantino quotes a letter I wrote to one of the Board members.  I was appalled by the behavior … Continue reading

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It’s Only Money…someone else’s.

Didn’t we used to call stuff like fuzzy math? More on the BCPS STAT debacle

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