Howard County is in the midst of redrawing its public school boundaries.

Howard County is in the midst of redrawing its public school boundaries.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Howard County’s population is growing faster than any other Maryland county. That growth, though, is unevenly distributed, leading to overcrowding in some of the county’s public schools. Officials have begun the arduous task of redistricting students, but some families and students say their concerns and input have been ignored throughout the process. Kojo explores how redistricting reshapes communities, with a spotlight on Howard County, where the process is literally– and figuratively– dividing neighborhoods.

WAMU Education coverage is supported in part by American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Guests

  • Andrew Michaels Education reporter, The Howard County Times; @Andrew4HoCoNews
  • Cynthia Fikes Community organizer; Howard County Public Schools Parent
  • Abigail Smith Independent education reform consultant; @abqsmith

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