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Would You Hold Your Child Back In School To Give Them An Athletic Advantage

Network member Lisa Corum Wood: Listening to the Frank Ski show today and my eyebrows are raised: Question:Would You Hold Your Child Back I…

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Where is the T in PTA?

In a recent interview with Sam Macer, president of the Maryland PTA was asked how can school PTAs increase the number of teachers participa…

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What are barriers that prevent parents from becoming engaged

  What are some of the major barriers to parental engagement today versus years ago as it relates to education?

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A Review of Sample Questions Released by PARCC: Implications for English Language Arts/Literacy

The upcoming PARCC assessment for ELA will continue to ask students to read passages, answer follow-up questions, and complete writing task…

Started by Jessicapeckham

0 Jul 15, 2015

How Teachers and Parents Can Promote Active Reading

The Common Core Standards require that “by the end of the year, [the student will] read and comprehend literature [and informational text]…

Started by Jessicapeckham

0 Jul 15, 2015

Bowie parents concerned county is “celling out” children’s health

Dear PGCPS Parents, The following article came out last week in The Gazette newspaper regarding the planned cellphone tower at Benjamin Tas…

Started by Nakia T. Ngwala

1 Aug 15, 2014
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Would You Hold Your Child Back In School To Give Them An Athletic Advantage

Network member Lisa Corum Wood: Listening to the Frank Ski show today and my eyebrows are raised: Question:Would You Hold Your Child Back I…

Started by Michael A. Robinson

1 Jul 24, 2014
Reply by Felicia Meadows

Scholarships for Students Living in Single Parent Homes

IT TAKES TWO, INC Tools for Success Scholarship is now open! If you have a child in grades four through college and are a single parent, th…

Started by Jaemellah Kemp

0 Apr 12, 2014

Help Change the Policy Regarding When Parents are Notified of a Child's Absence

Hi, I wanted to draw your attention to this important petition that I recently signed: "Change the Policy Regarding When Parents are Notifi…

Started by Kimberly Brown

0 Feb 27, 2014

College Prep Assistance Available Today!

It's college admissions time! Have you completed your applications? Are personal statements frustrating you right now? Did you know you sho…

Started by A. Nicki Washington, Ph.D.

0 Dec 13, 2013

How do we increase parental engagement in PGCPS?

Please share your thoughts on how PGCPS can increase parental engagement?

Started by Michael A. Robinson

0 May 18, 2013

The Winter Edition: Living Education eMagazine is Available

Hello Engaged Parents and Dedicated Educators,  Why has  Maryland been named the #1 state for education five years running? In Maryland, st…

Started by Michael A. Robinson

0 Feb 5, 2013

Tell Your Story Essay Contest Entries Due Today!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to submit a short essay to The MarylandCAN Spring 2012 Tell Your Story Essay Contest. We’re asking studen…

Started by Daphne Charles

0 Jun 1, 2012


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Parental Engagement

Parental engagement makes a significant difference to the educational outcomes of children and young people; parents have a key role in raising educational standards.  The more involved and engaged parents are in the education of their children the more likely their children are to…


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Living Education eFocus News interviewed Spencer Levine Vice President, Programs, of Hospice Foundation of America. In this three part series, Mr. Levine outlines the mission of the Hospice Foundation of America, what is Hospice Care and the professional credentials and regulations associated with providing end of life care.  

Spencer Levine is Vice President, Programs, of Hospice Foundation of America.  He joined HFA in July 2010 as Senior Program Officer.  His responsibilities include writing and producing the annual Living with Grief®professional education programs, developing public and professional education programming from concept through fulfillment, and serving as a media spokesman for HFA. In 2013, he co-produced “Hospice – Something More,” a one hour, grant-funded program shown nationally on cable television and made available on request for no charge online and on DVD. Before coming to HFA, he was the communications director at a large, regional nonprofit hospice program in the Washington DC area for nearly10 years. Prior to his involvement in the end-of-life segment of healthcare, he worked in media as a network television producer and news writer, radio news director and newspaper reporter/photographer.  He has received several writing awards from his colleagues in end-of-life care and the media.


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