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Monday, April 21, 2014 - 11:40

Following a nationwide search for the next Superintendent of AACPS, the Board of Education has narrowed the field to three candidates, two of whom are long-time employees of the school system.  The Board appears to believe that our schools are on the right track and that consistency is more important than bringing in someone with fresh ideas to improve our schools.   This would be a mistake. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 13:06

If Bill 85-13 passes, Anne Arundel County will see a mass exodus of the county’s public safety personnel and other employees.  This will not only severely affect the county’s ability to provide high-quality services to our residents, but will cost the county dearly.

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 08:17

Leo and Diane Zerhusen had seen so many children coming to school without adequate clothes or food to eat that they felt they had to do something.  Lisa Hurka Covington was shattered when her lovely, talented sister shot herself at the age of 28.  Fred Kelly got fed up watching toxic runoff kill marine life in the Severn River.

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 08:25

The 2013 Maryland State Assessment (MSA) scores raise serious questions about the way we’re teaching math in middle school and show Anne Arundel County has made no progress in closing the achievement gap between white and African-American students for the fourth year in a row.

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 15:58

Our police officers and firefighters regularly put their own lives at risk to protect us.  Unfortunately, Anne Arundel County has allowed our public safety salaries to fall so far behind surrounding jurisdictions that we are at risk of losing a large number of these professionals. 


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