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October 13, 2011
ELDERSBURG - Carroll County Board of Education President Jennifer Seidel and Superintendent Stephen Guthrie will host a town meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, in Sykesville. Members of the community are invited to attend and address their concerns or ask questions regarding education topics and issues.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Robert L. Karwacki, a retired Maryland Court of Appeals judge who was president of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners during the troubled early 1970s, died of kidney failure Monday at his Chester home. The former Mount Vernon resident was 80. He was named head of the city's school board in 1970 and assisted in the appointment of Baltimore's first African-American schools superintendent. "Brown v. the Board was years earlier; Bob was a master in maintaining educational stability," said former Baltimore Mayor Thomas J. D'Alesandro III, who named him to the school post.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | July 10, 1995
Donald E. Pearce, a former Baltimore County school board president and Hereford community leader, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. He was 61.When his oldest son, Mark, started first grade in 1969, Mr. Pearce joined the PTA at 5th District Elementary School. It started a relationship with public education that lasted until his death. Just before he died, Mr. Pearce, who had retired, was working with his son's business, Pearce Educational Technologies, a computer hardware and software company.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
Interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins said this week she is not one of the more than 50 applicants seeking to become the next permanent superintendent of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, saying instead she'll honor her a one-year agreement that expires in June. Last week was the deadline to apply for the superintendent's position, and Perkins told the Sun she did not enter her name for the job. Perkins became interim superintendent in August when former superintendent Kevin Maxwell left to assume a similar role in Prince George's County.
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November 15, 2001
Raymond V. "Buzz" Bartlett, president of the state school board, will become president and chief executive officer of the Council for Basic Education next year. The nonprofit education reform group, based in Washington, announced the election yesterday. He will take office Jan. 16. Bartlett, who is retiring as director of corporate affairs at Lockheed Martin, will follow Christopher T. Cross, Maryland school board president from 1994 to 1997. Cross announced in June that he was retiring after leading the council for more than seven years.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writer | August 23, 1995
Baltimore's school board president yesterday expressed renewed confidence in school Superintendent Walter G. Amprey, whose resignation was demanded last week by Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Pat Clarke.Phillip H. Farfel issued a one-page statement supportive of Dr. Amprey's nearly four years as head of the city's public schools."His grace, intelligence and continued leadership are exactly what we need to carry our educational programs into the next century," Mr. Farfel's statement said.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2002
State school board President Raymond V. "Buzz" Bartlett is resigning from the board, noting potential conflicts of interest with his new position as head of a national education reform group. Bartlett's resignation is expected to be announced at today's state board meeting, and the remaining 11 members will need to elect new board leadership. Bartlett - a board member since 1997 - retired recently as director of corporate affairs at Lockheed Martin and was elected president and chief executive officer of the Council for Basic Education, taking the paid position this month.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2002
Carroll school board President Susan W. Krebs filed yesterday to run for the newly created South Carroll seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. Krebs, 42, of Eldersburg, whose school board term ends in December, said she was intrigued by the chance to combine her educational policy experience with a longtime interest in her community. She decided to try her hand at state politics rather than seek re-election to the Board of Education. "It's a unique opportunity for South Carroll to finally have representation in our government," she said.
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By Marego Athans and Marego Athans,SUN STAFF | June 22, 1996
Baltimore County's school board president, whose one-year term encompassed some of the school district's biggest controversies, announced yesterday that he is quitting after nearly a decade on the board.Calvin D. Disney, known as a champion of school reform and a tight-lipped leader who shied away from public remarks, said in a statement just before leaving town for vacation that he would resign July 1, a year before his term on the board ends.Disney's statement, which made no mention of the recent turmoil over mismanagement within the district, said that time spent on school board matters had taken a toll on his family life.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | June 19, 1993
After months of silence about the controversy surrounding school Superintendent Stuart Berger, Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden stepped into the fight yesterday as peacemaker.Mr. Hayden, a former school board president, called for a public meeting next week at which teachers, parents, school board members and administrators can discuss their differences. Another former school board president, Donald Pearce, who appeared with Mr. Hayden, will chair the meeting, the executive said.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | February 21, 2014
Baltimore County's PTA Council voiced opposition this week to the superintendent's decision to change the high school schedules this coming fall, asking that the plan be delayed. Dallas Dance has instituted a uniform schedule saying he wants every student to take eight classes a semester. Most schools will have a rotating schedule of four classes each day. Parents at Hereford High School, where students take just four subjects a semester, have been particularly vocal in their opposition, saying the current schedule is good for students with special needs as well as those who want to move ahead quickly in a subject like math or a foreign language.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2013
Anne Arundel County Public Schools chief of staff George Margolies is leaving the school system to take a similar position in Prince George's County, joining former Anne Arundel Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, who left in August to lead Prince George's schools. Margolies said in an email Wednesday addressed to "friends, colleagues and family" that his last day in the Anne Arundel school system will be Nov. 15. Margolies said that it had been assumed by many that he would join Maxwell soon after the superintendent left for Prince George's County.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2012
Leonard D. Wheeler, a retired Baltimore public school educator who since 2008 had been president of the Harford County Board of Education, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his Bel Air home. He was 73. Dr. Wheeler had presided over the board's Monday evening meeting. "I am deeply saddened by the news of the unfortunate passing of Dr. Leonard D. Wheeler," said Harford County Executive David R. Craig in a statement released Thursday. "Dr. Wheeler had a distinguished career as an educator and served with distinction and integrity as a member of the Board of Education," said Mr. Craig.
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Aegis staff report | September 13, 2012
Harford County Board of Education President Leonard Wheeler, who had presided over the board's most recent meeting Monday night, died at his Bel Air home Tuesday night. Dr. Wheeler's death was unanticipated. He was 73. "He gave it his all. He was very sincere and very dedicated," Harford County government spokesman Robert Thomas said. Thomas, a former school board president, and Mr. Wheeler spent many hours working together on education-related issues. Though Thomas is a Republican and Wheeler was a Democrat, Thomas said they both worked to get beyond politics to get to the heart of what was best for the school system.
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April 24, 2012
Baltimore County school board president Lawrence Schmidt's assertion that "the board makes no apology for the selection or the process utilized" to name S. Dallas Dance as our new superintendent ("Selection of Dance involved extensive public input," April 21) is just one more in the lengthening list of displays of arrogance by the leaders of our school system. True, the search agency provided a link to a survey on the school system's website. However, the primary input citizens were invited to give was to consider the agency's laundry list of descriptors and then select, from that list, a limited number of what we felt were the most important qualities the next superintendent should possess.
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By Allan Vought, Record staff | January 4, 2012
This column is in honor of my mother, Margaret Copeland Vought Smith, who died at age 90 on Dec. 11. We didn't spend much time together after I moved to Maryland following college in 1971. In fact, the last time we did anything together away from her own home was around 1994, when my mother and my wife and I had lunch together in Havre de Grace one afternoon. At the time, my mother was recently widowed from her second husband and was preparing to move to a continuing care community in Pennsylvania where she would live the rest of her life.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | February 24, 1998
Nine Anne Arundel County elementary schools received thousands of dollars yesterday to buy school computers.The benefactor: Not the county school board, but County Executive John G. Gary -- who took money out of his human services budget to match funds raised by PTAs in the nine schools.Although principals say they're happy to get extra money to upgrade the computer labs that have become standard at the elementary school level, the school board president wonders if the matching-grants policy benefits schools with the most active parent groups while leaving out schools that may be equally needy but have less active groups.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | June 30, 1999
ROCKVILLE -- The Montgomery County Board of Education has chosen a North Carolina administrator to lead its school system for the next four years.Jerry D. Weast, 51, received a conditional appointment last night, subject to completion of contract terms and approval of state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick.Weast has been superintendent of Guilford County schools since 1993. With 94 schools and 61,000 students, it is North Carolina's third-largest district.Montgomery, the state's second-largest school system, with 128,000 students, spends more per student ($8,287)
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October 13, 2011
ELDERSBURG - Carroll County Board of Education President Jennifer Seidel and Superintendent Stephen Guthrie will host a town meeting Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, in Sykesville. Members of the community are invited to attend and address their concerns or ask questions regarding education topics and issues.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | July 14, 2011
H. Emslie "Lee" Parks, former Baltimore County attorney and school board president who was also a highly regarded litigator, died Monday of cancer at Rutledge on Wye, his Queenstown home. The longtime Granite resident was 81. The son of a lawyer and a schoolteacher, Mr. Parks was born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville. He was a 1949 graduate of St. Paul's School and earned a bachelor's degree in business from the Johns Hopkins University in 1953. After earning a degree in 1956 from the University of Maryland School of Law and entering the Maryland Bar, he began practicing law with his father, Zadoc Townsend Parks Jr., and two years later, became a partner in the firm of Parks and Parks in their One Charles Center office in downtown Baltimore.
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