Tag: Board of Education

MainStreets Annapolis expands, changes name to reflect larger membership

MainStreets Annapolis expands, changes name to reflect larger membership

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

On August 25, the MainStreets Annapolis Partnership (MAP) Board of Directors approved major changes to the program to provide broader services to the Annapolis business community. The expanded program is adopting a new name – Annapolis Partnership, to reflect its outreach to all local businesses within the city’s boundaries. Steve Samaras, President of the MAP […]

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Nearly $1M raised in 24 hours by the Great Give

Nearly $1M raised in 24 hours by the Great Give

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two years ago, Bess Langbein, the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County was riding high after raising $606,000 in 24 hours in an inaugural event–the Great Give. Last year, the total raised was $675,467.  This year, the goal was $750,000 and they shattered it with nearly $1 million raised. Combined with the prior […]

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St. Anne’s School Seminar: 5 skills for raising sexually healthy kids

St. Anne’s School Seminar: 5 skills for raising sexually healthy kids

| March 21, 2015 | 1 Comment

As challenging as parenting may be, raising healthy children and teens is about mastering five basic parenting skills applicable to all ages and stages of development. Learn about these skills, the developmental needs they match, and how it all applies to sexuality and gender. Deborah Roffman has been a human sexuality educator (grades 4-12) at […]

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Annapolis Maritime Museum and AACPS sign agreement to provide environmental education

Annapolis Maritime Museum and AACPS sign agreement to provide environmental education

| February 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

In an effort to graduate environmentally literate students and meet state environmental literacy standards the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) will provide high quality environmental literacy education for students pk-12 with engaging, hands-on field experiences  that are an integral part of the AACPS’s environmental literacy plan. Goals of the partnership between AMM and AACPS include: Every […]

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BGE launches gas safety hero challenge to elementary schools

BGE launches gas safety hero challenge to elementary schools

| February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) announces the launch of the 2015 ‘Adventures of Captain Mercaptan, BGE Natural Gas Safety Hero Challenge,’ as a creative and engaging way to educate school-aged children on the importance of natural gas safety. Now through March 15, public and private elementary schools across BGE’s service area are invited to […]

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Bello Macre awarded $30K grant from Maryland Affordable Housing Trust

Bello Macre awarded $30K grant from Maryland Affordable Housing Trust

| January 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Bello Machre received a $30,000 grant from the Maryland Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT) to be used for a Shelter in Place Project and an Expansion/Renovation Project.  The grant funding will impact eight people served by Bello Machre funding two projects that will include a permanent emergency generator so vulnerable adults with developmental disabilities can shelter […]

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Arlotto issues statement about botched school cancellations

Arlotto issues statement about botched school cancellations

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Superintendent of Schools George Arlotto released the following statement today regarding the decision to open schools on time: “The decision to open, close, or delay the opening of schools is complex and one which I do not take lightly. This morning, after receiving data and recommendations from staff, I made the decision based on the information that I […]

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Schuh announces Director of Social Services recommendation

Schuh announces Director of Social Services recommendation

| December 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive Steve Schuh today announced his intention to recommend to the Maryland Secretary of Human Resources the appointment of Carnitra White as Anne Arundel County Director of Social Services. “Carnitra is a skilled professional who will work hard to ensure the best services for our citizens,” said Schuh. “Her unrivaled passion and skill make […]

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Commission on Disabilities Issues wins legacy award from Volunteer Center

Commission on Disabilities Issues wins legacy award from Volunteer Center

| November 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

On November 13, 2014, the Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center and the Coordinators of Volunteers of Anne Arundel County (COVAAC) held a Volunteer Project Hall of Fame Celebration Luncheon at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar and Grill in Gambrills, MD.  Pamela Jordan, Director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, served as the […]

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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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