BCPS launches Parent University initiative
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:29

Program offers web resources, workshops

by Nicole Rodman

    Parents have a lot on their plates.
    In an effort to provide resources for today’s increasingly busy families, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has launched a new initiative called Parent University.
    The program was introduced during superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance’s State of the Schools address on April 2.
    Parent University, accessible online at www.bcps.org/ParentU, offers a variety of information, from online resources to in-person workshops.
    For BCPS, Parent University is a recognition that parents are the primary teachers of their children.
    As a brochure for the initiative noted, “BCPS Parent University was created to support parents as teachers who guide the learning of their children and as learners who want to acquire skills to better assist their children.”

Baltimore County police now accepting applications
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:27

Department encouraging women to apply

by Nicole Rodman

    The Baltimore County Police Department is looking for a few good men — and women — to join the force.
    The department is accepting online applications for prospective police officers and cadets through May 2.
    While any and all qualified candidates are invited to apply, the department is especially interested in recruiting more women to become officers and cadets.
    “Obviously, police work has long been a male-dominated field,” Cpl. John Wachter, public information officer for the Baltimore County Police Department, told The Eagle.
    “While the percentage of women in the Baltimore County Police Department has grown, we are looking to grow that percentage even further,” he continued.
    To that end, the department held an information session last Wednesday targeted specifically to women.

Magee outspoken in crowded House race
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 13:14

Republican  candidate points to “leadership”

by Ben Boehl

    When two Republicans came within 2,000 votes of taking a local House of Delegates seat in 2010 — and with the opening of two Democratic seats in 2014 — a larger-than-ever Republican field came out for this year’s race.
    Among them is Charlesmont businessman Carl Magee, who says he considers the crowded field a good sign, but worries about a lack of “leadership.”
    “When I look at all the [Republican candidates] in this race, it is a positive sign, and I think everyone has a good head and heart, but I have not seen any leadership qualities,” Magee said of his GOP opponents.

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