Education Notes


October 08, 2006|By Anica Butler

Goucher president to present speech

Sanford J. Ungar, president of Goucher College in Baltimore, will be the keynote speaker as part of a weeklong series of "Let's Talk Annapolis" events designed to encourage a dialogue on city issues.

He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Conversation Room at St. John's College in Annapolis.

Ungar has been the president of Goucher College since July 2001. Before that, he was director of Voice of America and the dean of the School of Communication at American University in Washington. He also has written six books, hosted several programs on National Public Radio and served as a correspondent and an editor for a number of national publications.

Academy to host admissions fair

Chesapeake Academy will host a Middle School Admissions Fair on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1185 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Arnold.

Fourth- and fifth-grade students and their parents are welcome to attend the free event. Admission directors from many of the Annapolis- and Baltimore-area independent schools will be available to answer questions and share information about their school programs.

Participating schools include: Boys Latin School, the Bryn Mawr School, the Calverton School, Garrison Forest School, Gilman School, Indian Creek School, Kent School, the Key School, Linden Hall, McDonogh School, Park School, Severn School, St. Andrew's School, St. Anne's Day School and Queen Anne School.

Information: 410-647-9612.

ARC taking entries for student contest

The ARC of Maryland is calling for essay and poster entries for the 6th annual National Inclusive School Week "Together We're Better" contest.

National Inclusive Schools Week will be Dec. 4-8, during which the posters and essays will be featured in many schools. The contest deadline is Nov. 22.

The "Together We're Better" contest is open to students from any elementary, middle and high school throughout Maryland as well as students who are home- schooled.

Students in grades one to six are invited to create class posters that explore why inclusive schools are important and how students with disabilities contribute to their schools and communities in a positive way.

Students in middle and high school are invited to write essays.

Students will be honored for their winning essays and posters at a legislative reception at the Maryland Senate in January.

Last year, 32 classes submitted posters and 30 middle and high schools had essay submissions.

Information: 888-272-3449, or

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