Education Notes


October 08, 2006

HCC trustees to meet Tuesday

The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center Board Room.

The board will hold a work session at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Chesapeake Center board room.

Anyone wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to marketing and public relations before the meeting.

Information: 410-836-4408.

Homeland security lectures planned

A lecture series on homeland security will be held at the Higher Education Center at HEAT.

The next lecture will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, when Charles D. Ferguson will discuss "Protecting the Homeland Against Weapons of Mass Destruction."

Ferguson is a fellow for science and technology at the Council on Foreign Relations and teaches in the homeland security certificate program at the Johns Hopkins University and the security studies program at Georgetown University.

His areas of expertise include nuclear and radiological terrorism prevention and response; nuclear nonproliferation; and U.S. and international nuclear policies.

Reservations are suggested at

Information: 410-836-4408.

Public session on special ed planned

The Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee will sponsor a public input session on special education from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Educational Opportunity, 253 Paradise Road, Aberdeen.

Parents, teachers and others are invited to offer their thoughts on the needs and services provided to special education students.

Information from the meeting will be presented to the Board of Education at a meeting Oct. 16.

Information: 410-588-5246.

Board to create strategic plan

The Board of Education of Harford County is creating a multiyear strategic plan to chart the course of the Harford County public school system.

The plan, which includes five goals, each with measurable objectives, is expected to be completed this school year.

The process has included a leadership conference sponsored by the Harford Business Round Table for Education at which education, government, community and civic leaders met to explore what should be expected from the school system and to make recommendations for realizing those expectations.

Town meetings were held to identify educational issues and priorities of parents and the public.

Data from both meetings were used in planning sessions with the Board of Education, Superintendent Jacqueline C. Haas and school system senior leaders.

The Board of Education met Sept. 18 with the superintendent and key members of her leadership team to begin making the plan formal.

A public work session on the plan will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Harford County Public School Administration Building.

Information: 410-588-5203.

Colleges team up to ease transfers

Harford Community College and Towson University have joined to create seamless transfer opportunities among HCC associate degree programs, Towson University's baccalaureate degree programs and graduate degree programs at the Higher Education and Conference Center at HEAT.

A transfer open house, "Preparing for Professions in Allied Health, Science, and Education," will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday in HCC's Edgewood Hall, Room 132. Representatives from both institutions will be available to answer questions.

Information: 410-836-4107.

Friends School to hold workshop

Harford Friends School will hold a free workshop on managing and negotiating conflict from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Deer Creek Friends Meeting, 1212 Main St., Darlington.

The workshop is for middle and high school social studies and history teachers; youth development workers such as after-school program coordinators; conflict-resolution teachers and practitioners; parents of middle and high school students; and other interested residents.

Participants will learn to use the Workable Peace Framework, practice exercises and role plays, discuss teaching strategies and content links, and discuss teaching strategies.

The workshop is free, but a donation is requested for food.

To register, call 410-457-5099.

Edgewood group to hold gala Oct. 18

The Greater Edgewood Education Foundation will hold a dinner gala and silent auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Richlin Ballroom.

The keynote speaker will be Jeffrey S. Reznick, senior curator of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The Edgewood High School Chamber Orchestra will perform.

The gala, open to the public, will honor teachers.

Information: 410-569-9789.

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