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January 30, 2001
Letters to the Editor 1/30 Bargaining law must be updated To the editor: Following a very short article recently announcing the Maryland State Teachers Association's (MSTA) legislative initiative to reform the collective bargaining law, the MSTA was given a "thumbs down" by the editors for its efforts. I am compelled to respond by pointing out the need for such legislative reform. Maryland's collective beginning law hasn't been updated since 1978. Everything old should not be discarded but even the Constitution has been changed a bit. When you look at how different schools are in 2001 from 1978, you can see why the Maryland law needs to be changed.
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By TIM ROWLAND | January 22, 2006
Back in the early '80s, I'd occasionally attend a regularly scheduled, Saturday night party of Capitol Hill staffers who made it a sport to sit around the TV in someone's high-rise apartment building and laugh at the McLaughlin Group. It was a lot of yuks and a lot of flip comments and it was the first time I recall hearing what has become a pretty standard joke: Watching the documentation of one federal-government failure after another, someone asked, "Why do we even need a federal government at all?"
NEWS
October 22, 1997
The Washington County Commissioners may soon see a new face in the audience at their weekly Tuesday meetings. Dr. Herman Bartlett Jr., the county's new superintendent of schools, said last week he plans to attend some sessions of the county board, even when there's no school board business on the commissioners' agenda. It's practice he followed at his last post in Montgomery County, Va., and just one of things he shared last week during a long session with Herald-Mail reporters and editors.
NEWS
October 29, 2002
scottb@herald-mail.com Editor's Note: This is the seventh in a series of profiles of the 10 candidates seeking election to the Washington County Board of Commissioners. Tomorrow: Gregory I. Snook Doris J. Nipps 50 20236 American Way, Hagerstown Republican - Says the county's inevitable growth should be managed in a way that fits the needs of the community and the need for a strong economic base while preserving the area's agricultural heritage and quality of life.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2011
More than 50 local taxpayers, teachers and education officials came out to the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday night for a showing of the 2010 documentary, “Waiting for Superman.” The 111-minute movie, written and directed by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, chronicles four families in urban and suburban areas of the United States who fear the public education system is flawed, causing them to seek out exclusive charter schools that boast higher graduation...
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By DAN DEARTH | November 5, 2009
The Washington County Board of Education on Tuesday issued a proclamation for Veterans Day. "We should always honor our veterans for their examples of character, service, and sacrifice," a portion of the proclamation said. The proclamation was presented by the school board to veterans from several local veterans organizations. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 4, 2011
Less than two months since making his pitch for partial voting rights, student school board member Steven Wang was back before the board Tuesday proposing a student advisory committee for the board. Several Washington County Board of Education members praised Wang for his work and made suggestions on how he can improve his proposal. On Nov. 16, the school board voted 4-3, defeating Wang's effort to get partial voting rights for the board's student member. Wang brought up the idea of a student advisory committee at the Dec. 14 board meeting and made a formal proposal Tuesday.
NEWS
October 11, 2004
Candidate forum planned at mall A state and local government class at Hagerstown Community College, in cooperation with the League of Women Voters of Washington County, will host a Board of Education candidate forum on Friday at 7 p.m. at the HCC Valley Mall Center. The eight candidates talk about specific education issues and will answer questions taken from the audience. For information, contact Spring Ward at 301-790-2800, ext. 409. Candidate forum slated in Boonsboro The Boonsboro High School Citizens Advisory Committee will sponsor a candidate forum for Washington County Board of Education candidates on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.
NEWS
October 5, 2012
Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship, of Cecil County, was named Maryland's Teacher of the Year Friday night during a dinner at Martin's West in Baltimore. She is an English teacher at Rising Sun High School in Rising Sun, Md. Christina Hammer-Atkins, Washington County's 2012-13 Teacher of the Year, was one of the seven finalists for Teacher of the Year. Hammer-Atkins is a second-grade magnet teacher at Boonsboro Elementary School, which is a magnet school for global awareness and world languages.
NEWS
January 28, 2008
Frederick County superintendent to chat with parents, guardians FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools' Superintendent Linda Burgee invites parents and guardians countywide to ask questions and talk informally with her on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 7630 Hayward Road in Frederick. The PTA Council of Frederick County, which sponsors the chats, and Burgee have broadened the focus of the sessions from school feeder patterns to countywide education issues.
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