Education Notes


September 24, 2006|By Anica Butler

Superintendent wins national award

Superintendent of schools Kevin M. Maxwell has been honored by the National Parent and Teacher Association with a Life Achievement Award. His name will be published annually in the organization's Life Achievement Honor Roll.

The award pays tribute to those who have given outstanding service in demonstrating that they care about young people.

Maxwell, who took his current position in July, has been in public education for 25 years, beginning as teacher in Prince George's County and working recently as an a community superintendent in Montgomery County.

Internet safety discussions set

The Parenting Center at Anne Arundel Community College will hold three Internet Safety Nights for county parents and educators in October.

Representatives from the Department of Defense and the FBI will talk about situations they have encountered while conducting investigations related to Internet crimes. They will offer information on social networking sites, Web resources and chat abbreviations. Tips for parents and school staff on ways to keep students safe while using the Internet also will be presented.

The meetings will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts in Brooklyn Park; Oct. 11 at Central Middle School in Edgewater; and Oct. 25 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park.

Information: 410-777-2159 or

AACC to launch new nursing program

The Maryland Higher Education Commission and the Maryland Board of Nursing have approved a new certificate program at Anne Arundel Community College to help meet the demand for licensed practical nurses.

AACC will launch the 40-credit practical nursing program in January, offering courses during evenings and weekends. Students can complete the proposed program in one calendar year.

Licensed practical nurses offer basic care for sick, injured or convalescent patients under the guidance of physicians and registered nurses. Duties include giving injections, taking vital signs, performing basic diagnostic tests, dressing wounds and administering medicine.

The program will admit between 20 and 24 students each academic year. Program orientations are scheduled for noon and 6 p.m. Wednesday, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Florestano Building, Room 101, on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Information: 410-777-7318 or

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