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Posted by education4and2parents on 8th June 2011
Member of Senate since January 10, 2007. Assistant Deputy Majority Whip, 2007-. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2007-; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2007-. Senate Chair, Joint Information Technology and Biotechnology Committee, 2009-; Joint Audit Committee, 2011-. Chair, Joint Technology Oversight Committee, 2007-09. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (communications, financial services & interstate commerce committee, 2007- ).
Board of Regents, University System of Maryland, 2001-06. Member, Task Force to Improve Child Support Compliance in Prince George's County, 2007-08; Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland, 2008-09. Chair, Task Force on Solar Hot Water Systems in Prince George's County, 2010. Member of House of Delegates, 1987-97. Vice-Chair, Ways and Means Committee, 1995-97. Resigned from House of Delegates, effective December 31, 1997, to become U.S. Ambassador to Romania. U.S. Ambassador to Romania, January 20, 1998 to February 2001.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 12th May 2011
Following the death of her husband Mike in a drunk driving crash, Laura joined MADD to help craft better laws to ensure the tragedy never affected another family. For the past 17 years later, Laura has worked steadfastly to change the laws in both Texas and Florida. Now as National President of the organization, she does similar work in all 50 states so that one day she can witness the total elimination of drunk driving.
On November 21, 1991, Laura’s husband Mike left a business meeting in Oklahoma and drove towards the Dallas-Fort Worth area to visit his family. Both born and bred Texans, he and Laura had moved to Denver six months previously to start a new chapter in their life with their 8-month old daughter. The two had only been married two and a half years. At 7:15 p.m., a drunk driver going the wrong way on a Texas highway met Mike’s car head on, killing him instantly and simultaneously making her both a grieving widow and a single mom. The offender, who died at the crash scene, had a BAC of .34 and was driving with an almost empty bottle of Jim Beam whiskey in the vehicle. After the crash, Laura moved to College Station, Texas. Once she received her settlement from the civil suit in 1993, she called the Austin branch of MADD to donate part of that money to the organization specifically to help public policy laws in Texas. This started her involvement with the organization. She immediately became active with the Brazos County, Texas Chapter. Soon after, she earned a position on the Texas State Board and was elected State Chairperson in 2000. Laura moved to Florida in 2001 and immediately began volunteering with the Central Florida Chapter. In 2001, she came on as a Chapter Advisor to the National Board of Directors and was elected to the National Board of Directors in 2002. She served as Chapter President of the Central Florida Chapter from 2003 to 2005. She served as the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee Chair from 2004 to 2008 and served as leadership chair of the MADD Florida State Operating Council just before taking office as National President. Carrying on her passion for public policy, she served as the Public Policy Committee Chair while on the National Board of Directors
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Posted by education4and2parents on 6th March 2011
Dr. Troy D. Paino began his duties as the sixteenth President of Truman State University on May 10, 2010, and serves as the chief executive officer and principal spokesperson for the University.
Prior to becoming President, Dr. Paino served since 2008 as Truman's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this leadership position he served as a senior member of the president's cabinet and as chief academic officer for the University.
Dr. Paino served as the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Winona State University (Minnesota) from 2004 to 2008. He began his career at Winona State University in 1997 as an Assistant Professor of History. He was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2007.
Dr. Paino received his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law. Prior to arriving at Winona, he worked as a lawyer in Indianapolis.
Dr. Paino also has a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts degree in American Studies from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and philosophy from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. His teaching and scholarly interests include 20th-century cultural and social history and American legal history. He has written extensively on the history of American sport, and in 2008 published his book, "The Social History of the United States: 1960s."
Dr. Paino is a member of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Committee on Professional Development and the AASCU New Presidents' Academy Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of Kirksville and the First United Methodist Church. He and his wife Kelly have two daughters, Sophia and Chloe.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 8th December 2010
Forest Of The Rain Productions has an exclusive interview with Dr. Charlene Dukes, President of Prince George's Community College can be heard on The Journey Begins Internet Radio for the engaged parent and dedicated educator.
Dr. Charlene M. Dukes is the eighth and first female president of Prince George’s Community College and has twenty-eight years of progressive leadership experience and administrative responsibility in higher education. With more than 40,000 students, Prince George’s Community College offers more than 200 credit and workforce development programs. She holds membership in a variety of professional organizations, including serving as a founder and lead faculty member for the Community College Student Development Leadership Institute under the auspices of the National Council on Student Development, an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges; the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators through which she served on the National Academy Board; the Council of Law in Higher Education; and the Maryland Network, an affiliate of the Office of Women in Higher Education/American Council on Education. Additionally she serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Council of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Lifelong Learning Commission of the American Council on Education, and the Presidents’ Round Table, an affiliate of the National Council on Black American Affairs.
From 2002 through 2006, she served on the Appointed Board of Education of Prince George’s County and chaired the Student Support, Student Appeals, and Personnel Committees. In May 2007, she accepted an appointment from Governor Martin O’Malley to serve a three-year term on the Maryland State Board of Education and was elected in July 2009 as vice-president of the Board. In October 2007, the African-American Alumni Council of the University of Pittsburgh recognized Dr. Dukes as an Outstanding Alumnus, and in 2008, she received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2009, she received the “1St Ladies Award” given by Radio One and My Sister’s Keeper Organization and the “Luminary Award” from the Prince George’s County Black Chamber of Commerce.
She has participated in the Executive Leadership Institute sponsored by the League for Innovation, Women in Leadership sponsored by the Office of Women in Higher Education/American Council on Education, and the National Leadership Academy sponsored the Association of Community College Trustees. She has also served as adjunct faculty at the Community College of Allegheny County in the English Department, at Prince George's Community College in Developmental Studies, and at Morgan State University in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program.
She is a member of the board of directors of the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce, the Business Round Table, the Harlem Renaissance Foundation, College Summit, and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Dukes has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with an English concentration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s and Doctorate in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She resides in Glenn Dale, Maryland with her son, Maurice Dukes, a student at Howard University.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 7th October 2010
For the second straight year, Maryland’s public education system received number one rankings in 2010 from Education Week; the
href="http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/pressrelease_details/2009_02_04.htm" target="_blank">College Board for Advanced Placement performance; and, once again, Newsweek for the highest percentage of rigorous high schools in America. We should all be truly proud for these consistent and remarkable accomplishments.
First Lady of Education A woman of courage who dared to make a difference. A tireless advocate for education These are just a few of the phrases Maryland’s media and civic leaders have used to describe Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick, Maryland’s first female state superintendent and the U.S.’s longest serving appointed schools chief. Dr. Grasmick is known for her strong focus on student achievement, teacher quality, parent involvement, public school funding, and early childhood education.
Under Dr. Grasmick’s leadership, Maryland is nationally recognized for its many achievements. In January 2008, Education Week—the U.S.’s leading education newspaper—ranked Maryland’s public school system 3rd–best in the nation and said that Maryland is the country’s mostconsistently high–performing state.
The ranking is based on more than 150 indicators, including scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP); high school graduation rates; Advanced Placement performance (an indicator on which Maryland ranks #2 nationwide); and the alignment of preK–12 education with early learning, college, and work place expectations. Many of the pioneering policies enacted over Dr. Grasmick’s 17–year tenure—instituting an explicit preK–12 curriculum; developing statewide assessments and holding schools and school systems accountable for their results; disaggregating performance data by race, poverty, disability, and English fluency—have become commonplace in American classrooms.
Dr. Grasmick’s career in education began as a teacher of deaf children at the William S. Baer School in Baltimore City. She subsequently served as a classroom and resource teacher, principal, supervisor, assistant superintendent, and associate superintendent in the Baltimore County Public Schools. In 1989, Governor William Donald Schaeffer appointed her Special Secretary for Children, Youth, and Families and, in 1991, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed her State Superintendent of Schools.
Dr. Grasmick received her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University, her master’s degree from Gallaudet University, and her bachelor’s degree from Towson University. Her numerous board and commission appointments include the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education, the U.S. Army War College Board of Visitors, the Towson University Board of Visitors, and the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education. In 2005, she was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences committee responsible for Rising Above the Gathering Storm, the landmark report on U.S. economic competitiveness.
Dr. Grasmick has received many awards for her visionary leadership, including the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education. In 2007, Loyola College in Maryland awarded Dr. Grasmick its President’s Medal in honor of her professional accomplishments and service to the community. She was also named a 2007 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record.
Dr. Grasmick is the 2006 recipient of the prestigious Education Commission of the States’ James Bryant Conant Award for her outstanding contributions to American education. In 2005, Maryland’s education head quarters was renamed the Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building. In 2004, Dr. Grasmick was inducted into the Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame. She also received the Johns Hopkins Woodrow Wilson Award for Government Service. In 2003, the Education Commission of the States gave Maryland its State Innovation Award for excellence in education policy development.
That same year, Dr. Grasmick was inducted into The Daily Record’s Circle of Excellence, an honor bestowed only on those named to the newspaper’s Top 100 Women list more than three times. In 2001, Dr. Grasmick was presented the Ronald McDonald Foundation’s Spirit of Children Award for her advocacy and support of young children. Dr. Grasmick is a frequent guest columnist in such journals as Education Week, Educational Leadership, and School Administrator. Her innovative ideas and proven successes have been featured in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the BBC
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Posted by education4and2parents on 28th September 2010
This special Parent Talk will examine the importance of male teachers in the academic success of African American Males. The lack of African American male teachers has been defined as a nationwide problem (Tate-Billingsley, 2010). Data indicates that only two percent of the American five million teachers are African American males. United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan suggested that if America is to reduce the number of African American young men who fail to graduate, it is imperative that men of color are teaching (Tate-Billingsley, 2010). During this amazing conversation we will discuss the reasons behind the African American male teacher shortage and its impact on minority students.
In the 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males a study conducted by the Schott Foundation it was reported that the graduation rate for African American Males in the United State has become so dismal that an African American male has a better chance of being incarcerated than they have at earning a high school diploma. According to the report, the national graduation rate for African Americans males is 47% compared to 78% for white male students. This represents an achievement gap of 31%. Maryland has a graduation rate of 55% which is 8% higher than the national average and places the state in the top ten of states with large minority populations.
Invited guest for the first show includes:
Dr. Roy Jones is lecturer and executive director for the Eugene T. Moore School of Education's Call Me MISTER Program at Clemson University. The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role-models)
Mr. Bryan G. Nelson is the Executive Director of MenTeach. He was joined by Bruce Sheppard and other men (and backed by supportive women) to offer a workshop at a state professional conference to find more men (and women) who believed that it is important to have men teachers.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 10th August 2010
An exclusive interview with former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., who has announced he is a candidate for Maryland Governor can be heard on the Parents and PGCPS website an EduSocial Network for engaged parents and dedicated educators. Mr. Ehrlich will appear on eCommunity Affairs. The show is airing now. To join the conversation visit Parents and PGCPS.
Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. was Maryland's 60th governor. Governor Ehrlich was elected to lead Maryland in November 2002 after promising to restore fiscal responsibility to state government and bring needed change to a political monopoly that had dominated Annapolis for decades. The Governor made good on his promises, turning $4 billion in deficits into a $2.4 billion surplus and appointing the most politically diverse and qualified cabinet in Maryland's history.
Growing up in ArbutusGovernor Ehrlich was born in 1957 in Arbutus, Maryland, a small, working-class suburb of Baltimore City. His mother, Nancy, was a legal secretary. Bob Sr., a former Marine and Korean War veteran, worked as a commission salesman at Archway Ford in Baltimore for 37 years. In 1967, the Ehrlich family moved out of an apartment and into a row house on Dolores Avenue, where Mr. and Mrs. Ehrlich still live today.
Education Governor Ehrlich won scholarships to the Gilman School in Baltimore and later to Princeton University. While at Gilman, Governor Ehrlich was named captain of the football team and won all-state and all-American honors. His academic and football success continued at Princeton University, where he studied political science and co-captained the football team. To make ends meet, he sold sandwiches door to door at night, and worked construction jobs on the weekends. After graduating from Princeton in 1979, Governor Ehrlich entered the Wake Forest University School of Law, where he worked as an graduate assistant football coach to earn extra money, while attending classes during the day.
Legal Career After Governor Ehrlich finished law school in 1982, he moved back to Maryland to work for the Baltimore law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes, and Shriver, where he practiced for more than a decade. While working as an attorney, Governor Ehrlich ran successfully for the House of Delegates, where he was known for a collegial style that helped him build bridges - and forge lasting friendships - across the political aisle. He was a member of the House Judiciary Committee, the Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, and fought for the rights of children on the Governor's Council on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Public OfficeIn 1994, Bob Ehrlich was elected to the United States House of Representatives. While serving in Congress, he helped craft the first balanced budget in a generation, sponsored legislation to protect innocent spouses from IRS abuse, authored legislation to help blind and disabled citizens return to the workplace, and led efforts to stiffen penalties on criminals convicted of gun violence. Congressman Ehrlich was a leading advocate for small business owners and helped provide record tax relief to the American people.
Bob Ehrlich's historic election as governor in 2002 ended the monopoly's grasp on government and began a legacy of reform. In addition to balancing the budget, Governor Ehrlich defeated $7.5 billion in tax hikes proposed by the Maryland General Assembly, while increasing public school funding by record levels. He enacted Maryland's first-ever charter schools law, establishing 15 charter schools benefiting more than 3,000 students in just three years.
Governor Ehrlich doubled investments in college need-based scholarships, helping 12,000 students go to college. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation called Governor Ehrlich's Bay Restoration Act, “the most important pollution-reducing initiative in the state in 20 years.” The Governor's plan will reduce pollution into the Bay by seven million pounds per year—cutting current levels nearly in half.
More than 100,000 net new private-sector jobs were created during his time as Governor. Maryland's unemployment rate was one of the lowest in the nation at approximately 4 percent and its welfare rate is at its lowest level since 1962.
Former Governor Ehrlich is married to Kendel Sibiski Ehrlich, a former assistant public defender and assistant state’s attorney. The Ehrlichs are the proud parents of two sons, Drew and Joshua.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 7th August 2010
An exclusive interview with Ms. Robin Breddon candidate for Maryland State Delegate District 23B for Prince George's County, Maryland can be heard on the Parents and PGCPS website an EduSocial Network for engaged parents and dedicated educators or downloaded on our 24 hour podcast site: Engaged Parents For PGCPS. Ms. Breedon will appear on eCommunity Affairs. The show will air on August 3, 2010. To join the conversation visit Parents and PGCPS.
Current occupation: Director, Department of Television Resources & Web Services, Prince George's County Public Schools; adjunct professor, broadcasting, Morgan State University.-Education: Master of Fine Arts candidate, Writing Popular Fiction, Seton Hill University, January, 2011; Master of Arts, Writing Popular Fiction, Seton Hill University, 2004; Bachelor's in communications (journalism and public relations), Howard University, 1978; and high school diploma, Arts High School, Newark, N.J., 1974.
-Community associations, involvement: First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Parent Teacher Associations, WPGC 95 Coat Drive, Stop the Violence Campaign, Books Not Bullets, Nobody Asked Me Campaign (domestic violence, anti-drugs, help for homeless, etc.), Adopt a Child Spotlight.
She started her career in newspapers in the Capp Cities Journalism Training Program reporting for the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, THE KANSAS CITY STAR & TIMES, and THE OAKLAND PRESS. Then, she moved on to become an assignment editor for WPVI TV, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia. Other television work includes reporting for NBC and CBS affiliates in Mississippi and Louisiana, and working for NBC Network Documentaries in New York.
Breedon is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Communications and has a MA degree in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University.
Thousands took the ride home with Breedon weekdays from 4-8pm on WPRS 104.1 FM Washington’s Inspiration Station. She is an adjunct Communications Professor at Morgan State University and is the Director of the Department of Television Resources and Web Services for Prince George’s County Public Schools, the nation’s 19th largest school system. But her most important job is being mom to her two sons Simon and DJ.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 7th August 2010
An exclusive interview with Ms. Gerron Levi
candidate for County Executive for Prince George's County, Maryland can be heard on the Parents and PGCPS website an EduSocial Network
for engaged parents and dedicated educators or downloaded on our 24 hour podcast site: Engaged Parents For PGCPS
. Ms. Gerron Levi will appear on eCommunity Affairs. The show will air on August 3, 2010. To join
the conversation visit Parents and PGCPS.
Delegate Gerron Levi is an attorney and served from 2002 to 2009 as Assistant Director of the Legislative Department at the AFL-CIO, a federation of over 50 national and international labor organizations. She lobbied the U.S. Congress, Senate and the Executive Branch on national policy affecting fair wages and working conditions, health care, pensions, immigration, and workplace safety and health. She worked with both Democrats and Republicans to build a majority of votes in Congress. Gerron Levi presents at legislative conferences across the country and has been a spokesperson on forums, radio programs and in print media. From 1995 to 2002, she was Legislative Representative for the Laborers’ International Union of North America.
While serving as legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on judiciary issues, she helped the Senator draft important campaign finance legislation and pass a ban on semi-automatic assault weapons. Gerron Levi also served on the staff of Congressman Gus Savage (D-IL) where she worked on environmental issues and constituent services.
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Posted by education4and2parents on 5th August 2010
Rushern Baker was born in Valdosta, Georgia. As the son of a decorated Vietnam veteran, Rushern experienced life in Okinawa, Japan; North Carolina; and Massachusetts where he graduated from high school. Rushern converted an early struggle with reading to a hearty appetite for books, thanks to the support of his parents and a few dedicated teachers. Rushern attended Howard University where he received his Bachelor's degree in History and later a Juris Doctorate Degree from Howard University Law School. Rushern's professional experiences include serving as an equal opportunity lawyer, economic development specialist, and private practice attorney. The citizens of the 22nd District elected Rushern to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994, where he served as Chair of the Prince George's Delegation for four years. Baker currently is Executive Director of Community Teachers Institute, a K-12 education reform nonprofit, which is based in Landover, MD. While at Howard University, Rushern met and married Christa Beverly, a graduate of Howard University's undergraduate program and William and Mary Law School. The couple has three children, two attending public school in Prince George's County and one in college at Cooper Union in New York. The Baker family lives in a modest home in Cheverly, Maryland. Visit me online at www.rushernbaker.com
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Posted by education4and2parents on 6th July 2010
This is a recording of a live broadcast Produced by Forest Of The Rain Productions.
Michael A. Robinson, entrepreneur, one of this country’s leading voice and expert in parental engagement and community involvement in education speaks to two advocates for education in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Baron Howard, CEO of Entreprenuers Success Builders Network, talks about his upcoming workshop Vision to Value. Howard’s Vision to Workshop tackles many subjects affecting families and education. Speakers at the workshop will discuss issues such as challenges in parenting to financial wellness in the current economic environment.
Tonya V. Wingfield, Executive Director of Nehemiah's Vision, Inc. discusses her 2nd
Annual Family Matters in Education Conference. This conference will have speakers and panels discussing challenges and solutions around education.
Michael A. Robinson is Co-CEO and Founder of Forest Of The Rain Productions. The umbrella company for many services and communication media dedicated to elevating the national discussion on education
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Posted by education4and2parents on 28th March 2010
Dr. James Earl Lyons, Sr. became Secretary of Higher Education in March 2007. Before assuming this position, he was President of California State University, Dominguez Hills. A native of New Haven, Connecticut, he received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in student personnel from the University of Connecticut, where he also earned his doctorate in Professional Higher Education Administration. In the spring of 2000, he received the Neag School of Education “Distinguished Alumnus Award” from his alma mater for his significant impact on education, his inspiration on others in their field, and for his considerable accomplishments and continuing level of achievement.
Lyons brings to the Maryland Higher Education Commission a wealth of experience and a personal touch to his presidency, having served in numerous arenas, from the Peace Corps and the classroom to executive offices and boardrooms. His inclusive style of governance means drawing on diverse elements of the community to develop and implement policy. Lyons has written and spoken extensively on myriad issues facing public education, and he has been a consultant to various agencies, boards, and commissions through the years on matters ranging from assessments of college presidents, analyses of magnet schools, busing and desegregation to the collective bargaining process and corporations reaching out to minority-owned franchises.
Before assuming the Dominguez Presidency, Lyons served education in a range of positions. He was President of Jackson State University (MS); President of Bowie State University (MD); Vice President, Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Education, Barber-Scotia College (NC), Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Summer School at Fayetteville State University (NC). He also held key administrative positions at Kentucky State University and at the University of Connecticut.
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