The state concluded an investigation into Dr. Wakhweya, but did not provide findings to Anne Arundel County Council members.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The NAACP claims that Anne Arundel County Public Schools discriminate against African-Americans when disciplining students.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights recently announced its plans to investigate the NAACP’s allegations that Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) discriminates against African-American children when disciplining students. Last year, the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) claimed that African-American students were subject to disparate treatment and disproportionately suspended or expelled by AACPS. In 2004, the NAACP also filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights, establishing a “mediated agreement” plan to close the achievement gap between African-American and white children in the county. The Office of Civil Rights' decision to …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Patch rounded up a few things you can do this weekend in the Glen Burnie area.
Looking for something fun to do this weekend in and around Glen Burnie? Patch rounded up a few things you might want to check out. 1. NAACP-Anne Arundel County Branch 37th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet When/Where: 6 p.m. Friday at La Fontaine Bleue. Why Go: The Anne Arundel County Branch of the NAACP will honor local residents for their contributions to the community. Original members of the Tuskeegee Airmen also will be honored at the event. Cost: $60 2. Craft Sale/Flea Market When/Where: 8 a.m. Saturday at the Howard L. Turner American Legion Post 276, Severn. Why Go: All of the proceeds go back into the community and projects that need attention. It's a great way to snag some trinkets for cheap and giving back to your hometown. Cost: $15 …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Those living in workforce housing are not required to have jobs in Anne Arundel County. Another bill introduced will allow new townhomes to be only 16 feet wide.
An official county policy for workforce housing has moved one step closer to adoption, but faced a litany of changes at Monday’s meeting of the Anne Arundel County Council. For the past three months, District 1 Councilman Daryl Jones has been drafting a bill that would give developers incentives to build more workforce housing units in Anne Arundel County. For example, developers could take a property zoned as R5 (dense residential), agree to provide some workforce housing units, and receive what’s called a density bonus to build that property up to R22 (multifamily residential) standards, making it a much more profitable venture. On Monday night, Jones’ measure underwent nearly a dozen changes, but came out the same bill in spirit. Most …
Monday, July 18, 2011
We look back at some of the stories from the past week on Glen Burnie Patch.
Harry Potter closed out its franchise of movies Friday with fans filling the theaters at UA Movies at Marley Station 8 to watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2. Patch was on hand to capture the excitement in a photo gallery. Earlier in the week we brought you a preview outlining what made the films so important to Glen Burnie residents Barbara, John and Joshua Schmid. Joshua, 15, said it was the film that encouraged him to become a magician, and his love of magic was captured in our Quote of the Week. The Anne Arundel County Board of Eduation approved a new curriculum that will introduce the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) at three elementary schools in the county, including Southgate Elementary. …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
In a letter to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the NAACP calls for an investigation into the hiring practices of the Anne Arundel County police department and library system.
A day after making a letter to the school system public, the Anne Arundel County branch of the NAACP released a letter Tuesday calling for a federal investigation into the hiring practices of the Anne Arundel County police department and library system. On Monday, the organization charged Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) with disparities in the way it disciplines black students versus students of other races. In a press release detailing a letter addressed to U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Jacqueline Boone Allsup, president of the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) called on the senator to investigate the hiring practices of the county’s police department. …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Complaint was filed last week with the Department of Education, but a meeting was already scheduled between members of the African-American community and school officials.
Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) thought a meeting with community leaders to be held on Tuesday was a step in the right direction toward addressing concerns about the discipline and achievement of African-American students. However, a complaint filed just five days before the scheduled meeting alleges AACPS isn’t doing enough to satisfy concerns. On July 7, the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. The complaint alleges that “African-American students and teachers were subject to disparate treatment” by AACPS and African-American students were disproportionately suspended or expelled. The county branch of…
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
On what would have been the retired teacher from Glen Burnie’s 64th birthday, family members gathered at the scene of her January murder to ask the community to help find her killer.
Orlondo Sewell barely was able to fight back tears as he addressed friends and loved ones who gathered near the parking spot where his mother, Myra Cason, was found shot to death in her Suzuki Sidekick in January. He had just left Cedar Hill Cemetery, where his mother was laid to rest Feb. 8. “I felt her presence with me when I was at the cemetery,” he said. “She said, ‘Son, you’re going to make it all right. I know it’s hard on you and it’s hard on everybody. But it’s [going to] be all right.” Sewell was one of about 75 people who gathered in the Gavigan’s parking lot Monday to celebrate Cason’s birthday and seek answers. No arrests have been made since Cason was found slumped over in her Sidekick on the morning of Jan. 28. “We have not …