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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1995
The Harford County Council of PTAs has thrown its weight behind the creation of a nursing coordinator to oversee the health needs of the county's public schools."
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October 7, 2007
The board of trustees of Harford Community College will meet in open session at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Chesapeake Center boardroom. Anyone wishing to speak must complete a request form and return it to marketing and public relations before the meeting. Information: 410-836-4408. Magnet programs to be showcased The county school system will hold presentations on the magnet program for eighth-graders. The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High, the Global Studies/International Baccalaureate Programme at Edgewood High, and the 19 career programs at Harford Technical High in Bel Air will be showcased in a video by Harford Cable Network.
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March 8, 1993
The Anne Arundel County Council of PTAs is sponsoring a presentation at 7:30 p.m., March 24 by Dennis Younger, executive director of curriculum of county schools, regarding the 1993-94 graduation requirements.Dr. Younger will answer the questions relating to the "service learning model" as proposed to begin this fall.Implementation begins at the fourth and fifth grades, continuing until graduation.The meeting will be held in the Glen Burnie High School auditorium, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
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March 6, 2005
Council of PTAs offers series of workshops The Carroll County Council of PTAs will sponsor a series of workshops from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster High School, 1225 Washington Road. Workshops will last 25 minutes and are open to parents and students. Topics will include dealing with difficult people, self-concept, self-esteem, stress management, and drug and alcohol information. A make-it-take-it workshop and story time for elementary-age children will be offered while parents attend the workshops.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | April 11, 1993
Still smarting from its decision to open school before Labor Day for the first time ever, the Harford school board has created a 15-member committee to plan school calendars two years in advance.The committee replaces a nine-member panel -- three members each from the county teachers union, the Harford County Council of PTAs and the superintendent's office -- that had formerly recommended calendars in January for the coming school year.The new committee will include: one representative from each school attendance area, a day care provider, the religious community, the county Farm Bureau, which sponsors 4-H, the Chamber of Commerce, the Council of PTAs, the teachers union and the school system.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | January 24, 1993
Harford's school board has refused to consider banning the controversial sex-education play "Secrets" in county high schools."I very seriously doubt the board will ever back down on 'Secrets'; we feel very comfortable with it," board President Anne D. Sterling said last week.The play, condemned by opponents as racist, inaccurate and immoral, was performed for the last time this school year at Aberdeen High School Thursday.Decisions about the play could now be left to the school system's Family Life Committee, being expanded from seven to 15 members, possibly next month, school system officials said.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
As the new school year opens, the Harford County Council of PTAs is gearing up to build on the gains it made last year in getting more county funding for the school system.Andre A. Fournier, president of the Council of PTAs, said the group played a key role in the school system's $169 million operating budget for this school year, which includes a record $11 million increase in county funding."It took five years for us to get enough art teachers so that every elementary school could have art classes," said Mr. Fournier, 40.He said getting the remaining 16 art teachers in this year's budget meant convincing the school system that the teachers were important and then convincing County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann and the County Council -- who jointly hold the purse strings -- that art teachers were essential.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
This week's news that a 14-year-old Brooklyn Park Middle School student had been charged with stabbing a classmate at school during an argument over a girl was hardly a shock to members of a committee studying discipline and violence in county school.After all, Anne Arundel County Board of Education statistics show that, on average, at least one student brought a weapon to a school every other day last year.But for the first time tonight, students and their parents will get to speak on the issue at a forum sponsored by the County Council of PTAs.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2002
The Baltimore County Council of PTAs is urging state educators not to administer the 2002 MSPAP test this spring, saying there are too many questions about its reliability as an assessment tool. Instead, members said in a motion passed at a meeting Thursday night, the state would be better served by moving quickly with its plans to overhaul the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program. State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced this week she plans to change the method of testing to allow reporting of individual scores for third-, fifth- and eighth-graders, rather than reporting only schoolwide performance.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | February 1, 1994
The nomination of Anne Arundel Community College President Thomas Florestano to fill in for five months on the county public school board is being questioned by the County Council of PTAs and the former board member whose resignation created the vacancy.Criticism grew last weekend, as news spread that Dr. Florestano had been nominated to the post by County Executive Robert R. Neall. The appointment, however, is up to the governor."Of course, I'm in no position to tell the governor what to do, but just because I resigned doesn't mean I don't care what happens," said Jo Ann Tollenger, who quit Jan. 7, citing personal reasons.
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
City parents who say their voice has not been heard in plans to repair the troubled Baltimore schools quizzed the district's top administrator at a town hall-style forum yesterday and vowed to remain vigilant about improving their children's education. "I think as we look at the problems in our schools, at some point we have to turn around and look at ourselves as parents and community leaders," said Kevin A. Slayton, president of the school system's Parent Community Advisory Board. About 75 parents looked to schools chief Bonnie S. Copeland for answers to a range of complaints at the forum sponsored by the Baltimore Council of PTAs.
NEWS
August 9, 2002
W. Raymond Ketrow Jr., an engineering designer with Allegheny Power and owner of an organic gardening supply company, died of cancer Sunday at his Hagerstown home. He was 55. Mr. Ketrow was born in Altoona, Pa., and earned an associate's degree in electrical engineering from Penn State Altoona, and another in accounting from Hagerstown Community College. He had worked 35 years for the power company in Hagerstown. An accomplished rose and organic gardener, he started a business in 1979 that sold organic fertilizers and plants.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2002
Religious leaders, professors and ordinary Baltimoreans offered their solutions to the city's violence at a forum that drew more than 600 people to the War Memorial Building last night. Organized by City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr. amid a recent surge in fatal shootings, the "solutions summit" asked participants to chart a way out for the city. The discussion featured a diverse group that included the president of the Baltimore Council of PTAs and a representative of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
Authorities are investigating the disappearance of as much as $60,000 from the Hampstead Elementary School PTA's bank account, police and the Carroll school board's lawyer said yesterday. Although no one has been charged, the investigation has focused on one person with ties to the school's PTA, said Edmund J. O'Meally, an attorney for the Carroll County Board of Education. "It's not clear exactly how much is missing and it's not clear exactly how it was done. But the books have been reviewed and we believe it is maybe as much as $60,000," O'Meally said.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | February 2, 2002
The Baltimore County Council of PTAs is urging state educators not to administer the 2002 MSPAP test this spring, saying there are too many questions about its reliability as an assessment tool. Instead, members said in a motion passed at a meeting Thursday night, the state would be better served by moving quickly with its plans to overhaul the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program. State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick announced this week she plans to change the method of testing to allow reporting of individual scores for third-, fifth- and eighth-graders, rather than reporting only schoolwide performance.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2000
The Carroll County school board must turn its attention from the lawsuits, grand jury investigations and inquiries into bungled construction projects that have captivated members for the last year and focus on students, PTA representatives said last night. "We have injured [students'] innocence," Sykesville parent Linda Murphy told the Carroll County Council of PTAs. "They're questioning the system's guidelines. They're questioning the system's rules," Murphy said. "They're questioning what they see as the system's hypocrisy.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
A Northeast High School teacher accused of sexually abusing students has been granted a court order to leave home detention long enough to obtain an a human immunodeficiency virus blood test and examination.Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Raymond G. Thieme Jr. signed an order May 13 allowing Ronald Walter Price to have the tests he requested, but the order was not made public until this week.Mr. Price's lawyers filed a motion in District Court to allow their client to take the test hours after he appeared on "Geraldo!"
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By Gail Gibson and Gail Gibson,SUN STAFF | April 4, 2004
City parents who say their voice has not been heard in plans to repair the troubled Baltimore schools quizzed the district's top administrator at a town hall-style forum yesterday and vowed to remain vigilant about improving their children's education. "I think as we look at the problems in our schools, at some point we have to turn around and look at ourselves as parents and community leaders," said Kevin A. Slayton, president of the school system's Parent Community Advisory Board. About 75 parents looked to schools chief Bonnie S. Copeland for answers to a range of complaints at the forum sponsored by the Baltimore Council of PTAs.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | January 31, 1999
Despite the pleas of two of Anne Arundel County's largest community associations and the County Council of PTAs, the county's delegation to the General Assembly is not likely to press for an elected school board during this legislative session.Neither the new county executive nor the new County Council is pushing for a change, and most legislators say the drive for an elected school board has stalled.Representatives from the Greater Crofton Council, the Greater Severna Park Council and the County Council of PTAs met Friday with the delegation and asked members to at least endorse the idea of an elected board.
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