Tag: Board of Education

Lecture at St. John’s on Classical Liberalism

Lecture at St. John’s on Classical Liberalism

| November 16, 2014 | 1 Comment

Roberto Salinas-León, Cato Institute scholar and president of the Mexico Business Forum, will give a lecture titled “On Classical Liberalism and the ‘Liberal’ Point of View” at St. John’s College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Friday, November 21 at 8 […]

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Ayesha Chaudhry elected to serve on AACPS Board of Education

Ayesha Chaudhry elected to serve on AACPS Board of Education

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ayesha Chaudhry, a junior at South River High School, was elected by members of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils  to be the 2014-2015 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education (SMOB). Christopher Umanzor of Old Mill High School and Camilla Shanley of North County High School were the other finalists […]

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Expected $2.4 Million ‘Signing Bonus’ For Chosen AACPS Superintendent

Expected $2.4 Million ‘Signing Bonus’ For Chosen AACPS Superintendent

The Anne Arundel County Board of Education is currently conducting a search for the next superintendent to replace interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins.  As has been widely reported, the three finalists are George Arlotto, Maureen McMahon, and Francisco Duran.  The Board plans to appoint the next superintendent at its April 23, 2014 meeting. Two of the […]

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AACPS narrows Superintendent choice to 3 candidates

AACPS narrows Superintendent choice to 3 candidates

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County today announced it has narrowed the field of candidates for the next Superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools to three following interviews with six semifinalists last weekend. The finalists are: Dr. George Arlotto, Chief of Staff and former Associate Superintendent for School Performance, Anne Arundel County […]

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Schools To Study Later Start Times

Schools To Study Later Start Times

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interim Superintendent Mamie J. Perkins today announced the formation of a 15-person task force that will thoroughly examine school start times at all levels of the school system over the next six months and provide a report to the Board of Education in September. At its December 18, 2013, meeting, the Board of Education – […]

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Schuh, McConkey Want Elected School Board, Introduce Legislation

Schuh, McConkey Want Elected School Board, Introduce Legislation

| January 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegates Steve Schuh and Tony McConkey today co-sponsored legislation requiring members of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education to be elected by the voters. “Our system of appointing school board members is antiquated and ineffective,” Schuh said. “The norm nationwide and in Maryland is to have elected school boards. It is undemocratic for the […]

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Superintendent Search Update: AACPS Answers Capital’s Criticism

Superintendent Search Update: AACPS Answers Capital’s Criticism

| November 24, 2013 | 1 Comment

Last summer the Capital criticized AACPS for a lack of public involvement in the interim superintendent search (see Capital-Gazette Takes On AACPS).  AACPS promised to address that issue in its search for the next fulltime superintendent.  It has now taken its first major step to fulfill that promise. On November 22, 2013, the AACPS PR […]

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Getting What We Pay For: Are our school board members underpaid?

Getting What We Pay For: Are our school board members underpaid?

| October 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Should we apply to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education the maxim that “you get what you pay for”?  Regular school board members earn $6,000/year (the president earns $8,000/year) to oversee an operating and capital budget of over $1 billion, one of the fifty largest public school districts in the United States out of […]

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Back To School Night Schedules

Back To School Night Schedules

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s never too early for parents to plan to attend Back-To-School Night at their child’s school. More than 78,000 students are expected to enter Anne Arundel County classrooms when the school year kicks off on Aug. 26, and Back-To-School Nights provide parents with a chance to learn more about the instruction their children are receiving […]

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Maxwell’s Political Legacy: Not Pretty

Maxwell’s Political Legacy: Not Pretty

After more than seven years at the helm of the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), Superintendent Kevin Maxwell will resign and become head of the Prince George’s County public schools, effective August 1, 2013.  What is his AACPS legacy? Many encomiums have been written about Maxwell’s AACPS legacy as a champion of children.  Those […]

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School Board Selects Next Superintendent

School Board Selects Next Superintendent

| July 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Mamie Perkins is a passionate advocate for children who has diverse experiences over a long career that will serve our school system very well in the coming year,” Board President Teresa Milio Birge said. “Our Board is confident that she will work with the dedicated team we have in place to continue the upward trajectory […]

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Maxwell Makes It Official–He’s Leaving

Maxwell Makes It Official–He’s Leaving

| June 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

After several leaks and a statement from the Board of Education that rang of surprise, Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell tendered his resignation (PDF) to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education this morning.  In the letter, he said: No single person is greater than a team, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools is no different. I […]

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Start School Later Group Testifies Before AACPS Board

Start School Later Group Testifies Before AACPS Board

| June 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Countywide Citizens Advisory Council (CAC), charged by AACPS with outreach to all school clusters on this issue, came back with a report reiterating its long held support for a later school start time.  The response from the latest survey of school clusters throughout the county was overwhelmingly in favor of this change. The CAC […]

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Board Of Education Seeking Committee Members

Board Of Education Seeking Committee Members

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Board of Education is now accepting applications for openings on the Executive Committee of its countywide Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), a 29-member panel that provides input and advice on specific issues surrounding education throughout the county. The panel consists of two representatives from each of the 12 high school clusters, one representing elementary schools […]

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Olivia Constants Foundation To Hold Fundraiser

Olivia Constants Foundation To Hold Fundraiser

| May 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Olivia Constants Foundation (OCF) announces its first annual fundraiser to benefit the work of OCF to “do all the good we can for whomever we can, in the spirit of Olivia.” A Night of Celebration in Annapolis will be held on Saturday,         May 11th, 2013   from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Mears Marina, 519 […]

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County Executive Neuman Announces Student Art Exhibit and Contest Challenge

County Executive Neuman Announces Student Art Exhibit and Contest Challenge

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced that a special reception will be held this week to honor elementary school students by exhibiting their art work in the Arundel Center. “This art work will delight and also inspire us to look to the future,” County Executive Neuman said. “As part of our fresh start for Anne Arundel County, we need […]

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Petition For Later School Start To Be Delivered

Petition For Later School Start To Be Delivered

| January 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 3000 concerned citizens have signed onto a petition requesting the Anne Arundel County Schools to make 8:00am the earliest start time for any school in the county. On January 10th, (7 p.m. at Parham Building on Riva Road) residents from the local area will deliver a petition to Dr. Kevin Maxwell, Superintendent of Schools, AACPS, […]

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School Safety, More Words Than Substance

School Safety, More Words Than Substance

| December 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The tragedy unfolding in Connecticut has rocked this country to the core. Like 911, this horrific tragedy is, in the truest sense of the word, “unbelievable.”   All of the usual questions came to mind. How could this happen? Why would anyone do such a thing? Is this a dream? After it began to sink in […]

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Queen Anne’s Schools Locked Down After False Threat

Queen Anne’s Schools Locked Down After False Threat

| December 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

All students are safe and police report no incidents during a lockdown of schools this afternoon in Queen Anne’s County. State troopers, Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from the Centreville Police Department responded to a call for assistance this afternoon from the Queen Anne’s County Board of Education. School officials reported that […]

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Board Of Education Votes To Keep School Lunch Prices

Board Of Education Votes To Keep School Lunch Prices

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County has voted to keep school breakfast and lunch prices the same for next year, marking the first time in four years that parents will not see an increase in meal costs. School breakfasts will cost $1.35 next year, with lunches at elementary and secondary schools costing $2.60 […]

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Board Of Education Squashes Compromise Street Garage

Board Of Education Squashes Compromise Street Garage

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Board of Education of Anne Arundel County today voted against entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Annapolis centering around a proposal to build a parking garage and mixed use development along Compromise Street in downtown Annapolis. Board members voted 8-0 to support Superintendent Kevin Maxwell’s recommendation against entering into the […]

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The Compromise Garage Should Be Built, And Why It Won’t Be

The Compromise Garage Should Be Built, And Why It Won’t Be

| April 24, 2012 | 8 Comments

Like chicken little, the residents of Wards One and Eight poured into City Hall last night for an unprecedented 8 hour session to voice their opposition to what amounts to little more than a fantasy–the dreaded garage on Compromise Street. The Council voted to continue discussions by a 6-3 vote with Mayor Cohen,  Alderman Pfeiffer […]

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