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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
Parents and teachers can learn about new regulations for the recertification of teachers from state officials at 7 p.m. today at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Uniontown.The speakers will be A. Skipp Sanders, deputy state superintendent for administration, and Rochelle Clemson, assistant state superintendent for certification and accreditation.The meeting came about when Rachelle Feldman-Hurwitz of Uniontown, a candidate for state Senate in the Democratic primary, asked the state officials to come to Carroll to explain the new regulations.
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November 16, 2008
Military families get break on shopping Sam's Club in Annapolis will launch its Military Family Salute tomorrow, offering military families three days of shopping for meals and gifts without the 10 percent service fee normally charged to nonmembers. Military Family Salute days will be tomorrow and Dec. 1 and 15. A free holiday photo session will also be offered tomorrow with a professional photographer. The Annapolis Sam's Club is at 2100 Generals Highway. Information: 410-573-1112. County Council to meet The Anne Arundel County Council will hold a dinner meeting starting at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Harry Brown's.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2001
The state school board has approved a new exam and qualifying score for elementary teachers to qualify for an exemption from Maryland's tougher reading course requirements. But passing the test will be far from easy, even for experienced teachers. The qualifying score set by the school board last week means that only 29 percent of the first 250 teachers to take the exam earned passing marks. The decision by the state board allows elementary school teachers who are renewing their teaching certification to take an exam developed by the Educational Testing Service, rather than enroll in additional courses in reading instruction.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,SUN REPORTER | June 12, 2008
As part of its formal case for reaccreditation, Coppin State University officials watered down a faculty and staff-written report critical of the college's treatment of its core academic staff, records show. Among the criticisms omitted or played down in a final "self-study" report to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education was that Coppin's shared-governance committee has not convened in several years, that professors are underrepresented in university decision-making bodies and that there is a general "absence of active, systematic, meaningful faculty involvement in budget planning and development."
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November 6, 2005
The Carroll County Extension Office will hold private pesticide applicator certification training and the examination for certification. Exam training will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23. Recertification training will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that day. The training is optional, but material from the exam will be covered. It is recommended that the training be taken. Participants should register at the extension office and pick up a study book before the training. The examination will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. The extension office is on Smith Avenue Extended, Westminster.
NEWS
June 17, 2007
Under a new federal law, people must prove their citizenship or long-term legal residency to qualify for Medicaid, the health insurer of last resort for the poor. In Maryland, this requirement has led to thousands of people losing their Medicaid benefits for lack of documents. 131,000 people were denied recertification for Medicaid from August of last year to this April - an increase of roughly 16,700 over the same period the year before. 507,980: Overall Medicaid enrollment in Maryland in August as the new requirements were going into effect 501,456: State's enrollment at the end of May.
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September 22, 1994
MVA's Rickert elected to association postW. Marshall Rickert, Motor Vehicle Administration administrator and Annapolis resident, has been elected to serve a 1-year term as international chairman of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators at a recent convention in Denver.Appointed MVA administrator by Gov. Harry Huges in 1985, Mr. Rickert implemented the state's first MVA express offices for driver services, oversaw the inauguration of a new digitized driver licensing system, and has played a vital role in enhancing Maryland's vehicle emissions testing program.
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By Gelareh Asayesh | March 28, 1991
A state task force said yesterday that math, science and technology education is in crisis in Maryland and proposed assessing teachers' knowledge -- probably through testing -- to identify their weaknesses.The Task Force on Mathematics, Science and Technology, appointed by the state Board of Education in September, also suggested strengthening the teachers' background in those subjects and increasing the time that students spend learning science in elementary school."We need to know what the teachers know right now," said task force chairman Freeman A. Hrabowski, executive vice president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
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By Kathy Lally | December 20, 1990
The State Board of Education is considering a novel proposal for a bureaucracy: voluntarily slashing its size, and risking a decline in influence, so that it can do its job better.Joseph L. Shilling, the state superintendent of schools, yesterday suggested transferring more than two-thirds of his employees -- working in areas like vocational rehabilitation -- to other agencies to concentrate all his attention on helping elementary and secondary schools.And in a second burst of education-reform fervor, state officials have proposed dramatically toughening teacher recertification requirements so that instead of taking courses in such duties as putting up bulletin boards, teachers would have to submit a comprehensive plan of study for approval and undergo a periodic performance evaluation.
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March 5, 1995
Maryland is making a name for itself in national education circles because it has, so far, shown the political gumption to move on a variety of fronts, not just on the least painful initiatives. Now comes the temptation of a dangerous detour.Maryland's school reform has been noticed because it has followed a comprehensive strategy, not a scattershot approach. Proposals to change teacher training dovetail with plans to toughen certification and recertification requirements. In turn, plans to hold teachers accountable for their performance go hand-in-hand with school-performance testing that aims for dramatic improvement in achievement levels of all students.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun Reporter | April 30, 2008
Zelda DuBose and her family are about to lose their home. The single mother is being kicked out of a rent assistance program run by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, and she says it is all because of a series of bureaucratic glitches. Without the subsidy, she says, she can't afford the $1,187 rent for her West Baltimore rowhouse, and she and her children could be forced out on the street. City housing officials say they did everything they could to help DuBose. But she contends that the agency failed to work with her to requalify for the federally funded Section 8 housing program, and that when she requested a hearing, the agency made it difficult for her to get information about the hearing date, even denying her information over the telephone.
NEWS
June 17, 2007
Under a new federal law, people must prove their citizenship or long-term legal residency to qualify for Medicaid, the health insurer of last resort for the poor. In Maryland, this requirement has led to thousands of people losing their Medicaid benefits for lack of documents. 131,000 people were denied recertification for Medicaid from August of last year to this April - an increase of roughly 16,700 over the same period the year before. 507,980: Overall Medicaid enrollment in Maryland in August as the new requirements were going into effect 501,456: State's enrollment at the end of May.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | May 25, 2007
The flailing swimmers and prone bodies at the Steven's Forest Pool this week were just pretending, but roughly 70 lifeguards seeking recertification treated them seriously by jumping into the water, hauling the "victims" out on boards and going through the motions of administering CPR. The Columbia Association is preparing to open 23 outdoor pools for the summer tomorrow, and is stressing "practice, practice, practice" for its approximately 350 lifeguards,...
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November 6, 2005
The Carroll County Extension Office will hold private pesticide applicator certification training and the examination for certification. Exam training will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23. Recertification training will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that day. The training is optional, but material from the exam will be covered. It is recommended that the training be taken. Participants should register at the extension office and pick up a study book before the training. The examination will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. The extension office is on Smith Avenue Extended, Westminster.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2001
The state school board has approved a new exam and qualifying score for elementary teachers to qualify for an exemption from Maryland's tougher reading course requirements. But passing the test will be far from easy, even for experienced teachers. The qualifying score set by the school board last week means that only 29 percent of the first 250 teachers to take the exam earned passing marks. The decision by the state board allows elementary school teachers who are renewing their teaching certification to take an exam developed by the Educational Testing Service, rather than enroll in additional courses in reading instruction.
NEWS
June 19, 1998
GOOD reading instruction can often make the difference between a child's success and failure in school. Yet, as is RTC apparent in test scores, the preparation and professional development required of Maryland teachers has not given them adequate grounding in the basics of reading instruction.Next week, the State Board of Education will vote on a proposal to ratchet up the level of reading instruction knowledge that teachers must have to be certified in Maryland. In our view, adopting these requirements is a no-brainer, especially for a state that so far has shown admirable determination to give teeth to all the talk about accountability in education.
NEWS
June 19, 1998
GOOD reading instruction can often make the difference between a child's success and failure in school. Yet, as is RTC apparent in test scores, the preparation and professional development required of Maryland teachers has not given them adequate grounding in the basics of reading instruction.Next week, the State Board of Education will vote on a proposal to ratchet up the level of reading instruction knowledge that teachers must have to be certified in Maryland. In our view, adopting these requirements is a no-brainer, especially for a state that so far has shown admirable determination to give teeth to all the talk about accountability in education.
NEWS
July 31, 1991
A series of seven special topics in social science courses will be held at Anne Arundel Community College this fall.These special topics courses and other credit courses will begin Sept. 3.The African-American Experience emphasizes historical and literary expressions from the Colonial period to the present.Women in America: 1607-Present examines the changing role of women and the importance of work and family in women's lives.Parent/Child Relations presents an overview of styles of parenting, family systems research, parent-effectiveness training, behavior management and parent-child communication.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 14, 1998
Lauren Gregg, one of the most successful soccer coaches and clinicians in the country, will be a featured instructor tomorrow at the fifth workshop co-hosted by the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association and the Spirit at the Baltimore Arena.Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with seminars, games, skill competitions, a soccer trade show and products exposition running from 8: 30 a.m. until 4 p.m., an hour before the Spirit takes on the Cleveland Crunch.For many years, Gregg has served as the assistant coach of the U.S. national women's team.
NEWS
By TIM BAKER | March 6, 1995
When Parris N. Glendening was running for governor, he promised to make education one of his top three priorities. But his first budget cut the funds for the state's universities and colleges. Now he's beginning to make decisions about elementary and secondary education. Is he committed to educational reform and excellence?Maybe it's too soon to tell. But the early signals aren't encouraging. Why, for example, didn't he reappoint Robert C. Embry Jr. to the State Board of Education?For the last six years, Mr. Embry has led a state board that has dramatically changed the direction of Maryland's schools.
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