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Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils hosts Student Member of the Board Debate

By Natalie Adams

Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) hosted the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) Televised Debate on Thursday, April 4th. The three SMOB finalists, Rida Alvi, Tyler Bailey, and Charmi Patel, answered questions pertaining submitted by CRASC, students, and other members of the community. The Debate was an opportunity for the SMOB candidates to discuss their platforms before the SMOB election.

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Board of Education for AACPS begins discussion on abolishing class rank

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The members of the Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS)  began deliberations on the school system’s grading policy during the meeting of the BOE on Wednesday, April 3rd. After discussion, the board voted to send forth a policy change, which would abolish the class rank system starting in the 2021-2022 school year, to public comment for a period of 30-days.

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Board of Education for AACPS votes in support of bill to create training for special education advocates

By Caitlyn Freeman 

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) voted to support Maryland Senate Bill (SB) 1016 during the meeting of the board on Wednesday, March 20th. The bill would require the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) to create a “Voluntary Ethical Special Education Advocate Certificate Program” for those who are special education advocates.  Continue reading “Board of Education for AACPS votes in support of bill to create training for special education advocates”

Accusations of bias and discrimination fly at latest Crofton Area High School redistricting meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) held a meeting open to public comment on the proposals for redistricting for the Crofton Area High School on Tuesday, March 19th at Arundel High School. At the meeting, parents and community members made claims of discrimination and bias towards the proposals, redistricting committee, and other attendees.

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CRASC discusses upcoming General Assembly, SMOB, and more at weekly meeting

By Natalie Adams

The Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) held their first regular meeting since the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) information night and campaign clinics on Wednesday, March 6th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Parham Building. While SMOB events were discussed, it was not the primary focus of the meeting and the CRASC Constitution, selection of SMOB interview panel members, upcoming General Assembly (GA) at George Fox Middle School, and new CRASC t-shirt design were important agenda topics.

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Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils holds final Student Member of the Board campaign clinic

By Natalie Adams

Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) held their final clinic for Student Member of the Board (SMOB) elections on Wednesday, February 27th at Old Mill High School. It was a split meeting, with a mock panel for the SMOB nominees the first half of the meeting and the regular agenda the second half.

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Dr. Aris T. Allen recognized by the Board of Education for AACPS

By Caitlyn Freeman 

Dr. Aris T. Allen, the first African American to serve on the Board of Education (BOE) for Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS), was honored during the meeting of the BOE on Monday, February 25th.

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Arundel’s first all-gender bathroom reopens in new location

By Natalie Adams

Arundel’s first all-gender bathroom was opened on Friday, December 14th, but closed later that day due to misuse. Almost two months later, the bathroom was reopened on Monday, February 4th, albeit in a new location.
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Process for Student Member of the Board election begins

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By Natalie Adams

Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) held an informational meeting about the upcoming Student Member of the Board (SMOB) election process. It was the first of three informative meetings, at which attendees learned about nomination, campaigning, election, appointment, and expectations. The SMOB is an equal member of the board in vote and merit, works on committees, and advocates for all AACPS students, but the position is only open to rising seniors.

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Arundel tests positive for lead in drinking water

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By Caitlyn Freeman 

Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) released the updated results from the county-wide testing for lead content in school water sources on Friday, February 1st. Eight water sources at Arundel High tested positive for elevated lead content.

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