Education Digest


Education Beat

November 20, 2005

Triple A outreach event is Tuesday

Representatives from civic organizations that provide mentors to Howard County school programs will meet Tuesday at the Sheraton Columbia to discuss how they can help students meet the new Maryland graduation requirements.

More than 250 people are expected to attend the third Triple A Community Outreach Conference, whose theme is "Preparing Students for High School and Beyond."

Speakers will include Superintendent Sydney L. Cousin; Terri Alban, the schools' director of assessment and program evaluation; and Pat Martin, assistant vice president for school counselor advocacy at the college board.

The Triple A (accelerating academic achievement) Community Partnerships Program was established in 2002.

Asthma workshop for caregivers

The Office of Children's Services' Child Care Resource Center, 3300 N. Ridge Road, Ellicott City, will offer an Asthma and Allergy Essentials Workshop for parents and child care providers from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The workshop will cover basic anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system, recognizing symptoms, environmental control measures, food allergies and other topics.

The cost is $20.

Information: 410-313-1940.

School board to hold sessions Tuesday

The Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The afternoon session, and an evening session that starts at 7:30 p.m., will begin with a public forum during which members of the public can address the board on any topic for which there is no formal hearing process. Signup in advance is preferred.

During the evening session, attendance-area adjustments for next school year will be approved.

Information: 410-313-7194.

Teen center offers after-school events

The Columbia Teen Center is accepting registration for its After School Enrichment Program for those ages 9 to 18.

Participants can register for special-interest clubs in topics including hip-hop and break dancing, cooking, gardening, arts and crafts, computers and technology.

The center is at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in Oakland Mills Village Center.

Information: 410-992-3726.

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