Joanna Conti's blog

Joanna Conti's blog

Parental Involvement in Schools

Businesses know that listening to their customers is the key to their success, and this is also true for other types of organizations.  Parents are deeply concerned about the education their children receive, and school administrators and Board of Education members need to be actively listening to and working together with them as they advocate for the strongest-possible schools.

 

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Keeping South County Rural

This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Capital on 8/20/11

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Advocacy for Schools

              This column ran in the Capital on 6/11/11

                   and the Maryland Gazette on 6/29/11

  

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Helping African Orphans

I stood at the top of the ravine, looking down in shock at the car smashed up below.  I’d had vivid dreams before I came to Uganda that I would die on this trip and my husband had even suggested that I cancel.  But because I felt called  to help some of the world’s neediest children, I had fought down my fears and gotten on the plane.

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Anne Arundel's Pollution Reduction Plans

Anne Arundel County is one of two Maryland counties taking the lead in determining what it is going to take to meet the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) pollution requirements mandated by the EPA to clean up the Chesapeake Bay.  As presented by the Department of Public Work’s (DPW) Ron Bowen to the Lower Western Shore Tributary Team in January, success is going to require a comprehensive approach with an eye-popping price tag for Anne Arundel alone of roughly $2.0 billion.

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Winning At Any Cost

This appeared as a Letter to the Editor in the Capital on 3/27/11
and in the Maryland Gazette on 3/26/11

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Public Safety's Arbitration Rights

This Letter to the Editor was carried in The Capital on 2/3/11
and in the
Maryland Gazette on 2/19/11

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Running the County on a High Wire

Note:  This column ran in the Capital on 5/11/10 with minor modifications. 

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Cancelling GPS Hurt Snow Removal

Difficulties dealing with three feet of snow in six days were to be expected as Anne Arundel County was pummeled with two back-to-back massive storms starting February 5th.   All of us owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the hundreds of plow operators who worked 12-hour shifts or longer every day for more than eight days in cold, dangerous and exhausting conditions.  Unfortunately, these plow operators

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