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August 25, 2006
Date of birth: May 20, 1962. Party affiliation: Democratic Professional background: Chairman of health care practice at Venable LLP; former special assistant at the State Department of Education; 16-year board member of the nonprofit Public Justice Center. Education background: Princeton University, 1984; Fulbright Scholarship for study in Greece; Harvard Law School, 1988. Personal: Born and raised in Baltimore. Live in Towson area with wife, Dina, and three children.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | April 17, 1994
Public schools cannot pay lip service to multicultural education these days, an authority on the subject told a group of Maryland educators yesterday.Dr. Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington, who has extensive experience teaching and writing about cultural diversity in schools, said that improving the teaching of varied cultures is a necessity in America these days, not a choice. No one can escape ethnic diversity, she said during the first in what is expected to become an annual meeting of state educators on multiculturalism.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 12, 2006
A few weeks ago, I dialed a phone number for a certain State Department of Education program in a state prison. I identified myself to the state employee who answered the phone and made a simple request. I asked for the full, official name of the program, along with a brief description of the program, and I'm pretty sure I said "please." You'd have thought I was asking how to make a dirty bomb. Officer Whistle-blower's termination hearing is postponed. pg 4b
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 6, 1998
Maryland is one of seven states that will receive federal funds designed to improve student achievement, particularly in schools designated as Title 1 because a majority of their students qualify for free and reduced-price lunches.Maryland will receive $2.1 million through the Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration Program, according to a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Education.The state will award grants of between $50,000 and $100,000 a year for three years to local schools, which must use the money to start and test reform programs based on reliable research and proven practices.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 13, 2003
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Maryland about $2 million to launch a teacher certification program that will allow prospective teachers to take their initial courses online through the University of Maryland, University College. About 40 candidates will take online courses this year with an eye toward starting practice teaching in Prince George's County schools in the fall. The state hopes to place 300 teachers in the county over five years through the program. "We've never done anything like this to offer flexibility - students don't even have to be in Maryland for their initial coursework," said State Department of Education spokeswoman Linda Bazerjian.
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January 16, 1997
The chef apprentice program at Anne Arundel Community College has received a certificate of recognition from the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute -- the first of several phases toward gaining accreditation.The program recently received an award for excellence from the state Department of Education as the top post-secondary career program in Maryland. It was also recognized as a regional semifinalist for a U.S. Department of Education award for exemplary programs in vocational and technical education.
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March 3, 1991
The county public school system has established an activity program designed to encourage senior citizens' involvement in school activities.The program provides seniors with free admission to most athletic events, music concerts and dramatic performances.The Senior Citizen Activity Program Pass is available for any county resident over the age of 62.The application form can be obtained at any local public school or in the Public Information Office atthe Department of Education.Information: 992-0500.
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January 29, 1998
An article earlier this month in the Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly reported two items in the Howard County Department of Education's proposed operating budget for fiscal year 1998-1999.The department has set aside $120,000 to improve health services in schools. The proposed budget does not represent the largest dollar increase ever requested in school operating budgets.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 1/29/98
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November 14, 1990
Maryland's future teaching needs are to be discussed Dec. 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Loyola College's Knott Hall.The program is designed for adults with bachelor's degrees with significcant course work in math, science, social studies, or English and for people interested in becoming certified in those areas.The college and the Maryland State Department of Education ae the sponsors. Call 532-5094 or (800) 221-9107, ext. 5094.
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By Photos by Algerina Perna and Photos by Algerina Perna,Sun photographer | February 5, 2007
William S. Baer School preschoolers donned skeleton outfits for a "Dancing in my Bones" performance while other children led cheers to celebrate a donation of laptops to the school by the Maryland State Department of Education. The computers, outfitted with large monitors, will be hooked up to the school's specially adapted Intellikeys keyboards. The special education school, on North Warwick Avenue in Baltimore, provides services such as education, speech therapy and tailored physical therapy classes.
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