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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff writer | April 12, 1992
A coming-of-age novel, "Jacob Have I Loved" is about the daughter ofa crabber growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, becoming a nurse, and atthe end, delivering a pair of twins for a poor, snowbound rural family.But that last scene offended one father, who thinks it inappropriate for the eighth-graders of Carroll County public schools, because it briefly mentions breast-feeding.So begins the season of textbook adoption."Jacob Have I Loved," written in 1980 by Katherine Paterson, has won a Newberry Medal, considered by educators and libraries to be the most prestigious awardfor children's literature.
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March 26, 2006
The Community Media Center of Carroll County hosted its 15th Vollies Award Ceremony on Friday at the Carroll County Arts Center. The event celebrates the TV productions of a broad range of volunteers from the past year at the community cable channels. Winners were: Best Performance Program: subKulture, Anastasia Blink. Best Programming for or by Youth: Facts, Fiction & Hope: Solutions & Supports, Carroll County Health Department. Best Talk Interview Program: It's Your Carroll County, Audrey Cimino.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | June 6, 1993
A council of Carroll County parents who screen books for the school board is recommending approval for all but one of 200 books proposed for classroom use."If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King," which some parents said stereotypes white people, was the only one that got a majority of "no" votes from the approximately 50 parents who voted, said Gary Dunkleberger, director of curriculum for county schools. He also chairs the Curriculum Council, the formal name of the book-screening panel.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1997
The lively debate and ideological discussions that usually mark the annual meeting of parents who screen Carroll County )) school books were missing yesterday.In less than half an hour, the Curriculum Council had completed its work with no controversy, forwarding a list of 44 books -- mostly for social studies this year -- to the county Board of Education, which will vote on them next month.Two second-grade books on the original list requested by teachers and screened first by subject-area supervisors were denied, but it was a unanimous decision by the council, and the staff concurred.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1996
A parent book-screening panel has approved all but two of the more than 200 books teachers have requested for use next year.The books will go before the Carroll County Board of Education for a vote at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. tomorrow. The board has never approved a book rejected by the screening panel, called the Curriculum Council. But the board has voted down books the council has approved.The two books the Curriculum Council will not recommend are: The novel "Something Upstairs," by Avi, for seventh grade.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1997
The lively debate and ideological discussions that usually mark the annual meeting of parents who screen Carroll County )) school books were missing yesterday.In less than half an hour, the Curriculum Council had completed its work with no controversy, forwarding a list of 44 books -- mostly for social studies this year -- to the county Board of Education, which will vote on them next month.Two second-grade books on the original list requested by teachers and screened first by subject-area supervisors were denied, but it was a unanimous decision by the council, and the staff concurred.
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By MIKE BURNS | May 26, 1996
REMEMBER the agony of writing those book reviews in school? Racing through the pages the day before it was due, hoping to absorb enough to convince the teacher that you had actually read the book, praying the hastily scribbled sentences and written-over erasures would be readable?A number of adults in Carroll County are still doing school book reviews, without any need to pass English lit class. More than 60 parents of children in the public schools have been reading some 200 books proposed for use by teachers as part of the curriculum.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
A Carroll County school board member is raising questions about the content of four books and four sex-education videos that made it past a parent screening council this spring.At Wednesday's school board meeting, Joseph D. Mish Jr. got fellow Board of Education members to delay the approval of those materials for a month, until the July 12 meeting.The books received a majority of votes from the parents' Curriculum Council and were recommended to the school board for final approval.But Mr. Mish said enough parents had concerns to warrant a closer look at the books and videos by the board members.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
WESTMINSTER -- Concerns about magic and witchcraft in child fantasy books, and about sexual and racial stereotyping, -- prompted Carroll County's Curriculum Council to withhold approval yesterday of eight among more than 200 books being considered for use in county schools.The eight books the council temporarily pulled from consideration will be the subjects of separate votes on paper by the group, a book-screening committee that recommends using books or banning them to the school board.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
WESTMINSTER -- Concerns about magic and witchcraft in child fantasy books, and about sexual and racial stereotyping, -- prompted Carroll County's Curriculum Council to withhold approval yesterday of eight among more than 200 books being considered for use in county schools.The eight books the council temporarily pulled from consideration will be the subjects of separate votes on paper by the group, a book-screening committee that recommends books banning them to the school board.Members will mail in their ballots on those books by next Friday.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | June 11, 1996
A parent book-screening panel has approved all but two of the more than 200 books teachers have requested for use next year.The books will go before the Carroll County Board of Education for a vote at its regular meeting at 9 a.m. tomorrow. The board has never approved a book rejected by the screening panel, called the Curriculum Council. But the board has voted down books the council has approved.The two books the Curriculum Council will not recommend are: The novel "Something Upstairs," by Avi, for seventh grade.
NEWS
By MIKE BURNS | May 26, 1996
REMEMBER the agony of writing those book reviews in school? Racing through the pages the day before it was due, hoping to absorb enough to convince the teacher that you had actually read the book, praying the hastily scribbled sentences and written-over erasures would be readable?A number of adults in Carroll County are still doing school book reviews, without any need to pass English lit class. More than 60 parents of children in the public schools have been reading some 200 books proposed for use by teachers as part of the curriculum.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | June 16, 1995
A Carroll County school board member is raising questions about the content of four books and four sex-education videos that made it past a parent screening council this spring.At Wednesday's school board meeting, Joseph D. Mish Jr. got fellow Board of Education members to delay the approval of those materials for a month, until the July 12 meeting.The books received a majority of votes from the parents' Curriculum Council and were recommended to the school board for final approval.But Mr. Mish said enough parents had concerns to warrant a closer look at the books and videos by the board members.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | September 14, 1993
The county is particularly ripe for the increasing influence the religious right is exerting all over the country, said members of the Carroll County Democratic Club at their monthly meeting yesterday at Frisco Family Pub in Westminster.School Superintendent R. Edward Shilling was the guest speaker. He gave a 30-minute review of top issues facing the schools, such as what students are expected to achieve, discipline, building projects and a performance audit.But afterward, most questions from listeners addressed increasing activism by conservative groups.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | June 6, 1993
A council of Carroll County parents who screen books for the school board is recommending approval for all but one of 200 books proposed for classroom use."If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King," which some parents said stereotypes white people, was the only one that got a majority of "no" votes from the approximately 50 parents who voted, said Gary Dunkleberger, director of curriculum for county schools. He also chairs the Curriculum Council, the formal name of the book-screening panel.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
WESTMINSTER -- Concerns about magic and witchcraft in child fantasy books, and about sexual and racial stereotyping, -- prompted Carroll County's Curriculum Council to withhold approval yesterday of eight among more than 200 books being considered for use in county schools.The eight books the council temporarily pulled from consideration will be the subjects of separate votes on paper by the group, a book-screening committee that recommends using books or banning them to the school board.
NEWS
March 26, 2006
The Community Media Center of Carroll County hosted its 15th Vollies Award Ceremony on Friday at the Carroll County Arts Center. The event celebrates the TV productions of a broad range of volunteers from the past year at the community cable channels. Winners were: Best Performance Program: subKulture, Anastasia Blink. Best Programming for or by Youth: Facts, Fiction & Hope: Solutions & Supports, Carroll County Health Department. Best Talk Interview Program: It's Your Carroll County, Audrey Cimino.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | September 14, 1993
The county is particularly ripe for the increasing influence the religious right is exerting all over the country, said members of the Carroll County Democratic Club at their monthly meeting yesterday at Frisco Family Pub in Westminster.School Superintendent R. Edward Shilling was the guest speaker. He gave a 30-minute review of top issues facing the schools, such as what students are expected to achieve, discipline, building projects and a performance audit.But afterward, most questions from listeners addressed increasing activism by conservative groups.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | May 21, 1993
WESTMINSTER -- Concerns about magic and witchcraft in child fantasy books, and about sexual and racial stereotyping, -- prompted Carroll County's Curriculum Council to withhold approval yesterday of eight among more than 200 books being considered for use in county schools.The eight books the council temporarily pulled from consideration will be the subjects of separate votes on paper by the group, a book-screening committee that recommends books banning them to the school board.Members will mail in their ballots on those books by next Friday.
NEWS
By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff writer | April 12, 1992
A coming-of-age novel, "Jacob Have I Loved" is about the daughter ofa crabber growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, becoming a nurse, and atthe end, delivering a pair of twins for a poor, snowbound rural family.But that last scene offended one father, who thinks it inappropriate for the eighth-graders of Carroll County public schools, because it briefly mentions breast-feeding.So begins the season of textbook adoption."Jacob Have I Loved," written in 1980 by Katherine Paterson, has won a Newberry Medal, considered by educators and libraries to be the most prestigious awardfor children's literature.
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