Education Digest


April 20, 2005

Official extends television challenge for Md. students

Sen. Sandra B. Schrader has issued a "TV-Free 10 Day Challenge" to elementary school pupils.

The challenge is being held in conjunction with the National TV-Turnoff Week, which runs from Monday through May 1.

Those who successfully complete the challenge will be honored at a June reception with a personalized senatorial citation.

Information: 410-841-3572.

Charter school meeting open to interested parents

The Columbia Public Charter School is holding a meeting at 7 p.m. Friday for parents interested in more information about the proposed school.

Founders of the charter are seeking approval from the Howard County Board of Education. The meeting will be held at Lornwood Daycare and Gifted Center, 10453 Green Mountain Circle, Columbia.

Information: rarynn1@

Doctor is to discuss sleep apnea in children

Dr. Laura Sterni will discuss "Sleep Apnea and Your Child: Symptoms and Treatment," from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Faulkner Ridge Center, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The lecture will include a discussion of the role of sleep deprivation in children with ADHD.

Baby-sitting will be provided. Reservations are requested.

Information or reservations: Tish Brewster, 410-313-7161.

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