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  • Andrews says he's back in race for Howard BOE

    Andrews says he's back in race for Howard BOE

    Corey Andrews is back in the race for Howard County Board of Education.  In an email Tuesday night, Andrews announced that he would be "unsuspending" his campaign following a month in which he says he received "several hundred emails, phone calls, and even letters" asking him to reconsider his...

  • Vaillancourt seeks second term on Howard school board

    Vaillancourt seeks second term on Howard school board

    Cindy Vaillancourt thought she would serve only one term on the Howard County Board of Education. But after reflecting on her first term and believing that she had made progress on issues she is passionate about -- such as school start times -- Vaillancourt decided to run for a second term. "In...

  • Ellicott City resident seeks spot on school board

    Ellicott City resident seeks spot on school board

    As an Oakland Mills High School graduate and a student at Howard Community College before transferring nearly 60 credits to American University, Maureen Evans Arthurs believes she is a prime example of what can result from community investment in education. That's why the Ellicott City resident...

  • Howard BOE candidates forum a civil discourse

    Howard BOE candidates forum a civil discourse

    In a largely civil forum Wednesday, candidates for the Howard County Board of Education spent little time pointing out the differences between themselves and other colleagues. Instead, there was a general consensus on most topics, whether balancing STEM education and the arts, making the budget...

  • Former student member seeks spot on Howard BOE

    Former student member seeks spot on Howard BOE

    Nearly 12 years after he completed his last term on the Howard County Board of Education, Dan Furman is seeking to return. This time, instead of serving as Student Member of the Board, he's looking to earn one of the four open elected seats. "What I love about the Board of Education is that it's...

  • Columbia pediatrician seeks seat on school board

    Columbia pediatrician seeks seat on school board

    When asked about her platform in running for the Howard County Board of Education, Zaneb Beams' response doesn't include the issues most commonly discussed by candidates. Instead, her response is simple. "My platform is what do people need," she said. "I don't see public office or public service,...

  • Elkridge resident makes second run for Howard school board

    Elkridge resident makes second run for Howard school board

    Olga Butler considers herself a 'child-centered' BOE candidate

  • Clarksville resident seeks Howard school board seat

    Clarksville resident seeks Howard school board seat

    For Tom Baek, education is the first infrastructure responsibility of local governments. "I believe it is as important as our defense, as important as our economy, and as important as the care for our seniors," he said. "The true pathways and the true bridges are our schools." Baek, a technical...

  • Towson education professor seeks seat on Howard school board

    Towson education professor seeks seat on Howard school board

    Bess Altwerger is a teacher educator. After 25 years of teaching teachers at Towson University, the retired professor is one of 13 candidates seeking four open seats on the Howard County Board of Education. "I'm doing it because I'm passionate about public education," Altwerger said of her first...

  • After failed 2012 run, Dyer seeks second term on Howard BOE

    After failed 2012 run, Dyer seeks second term on Howard BOE

    Allen Dyer has had a colorful history with the Howard County Board of Education, both while serving as a member and while not. When discussing his run for the board this year, Dyer points to that history, which he believes demonstrates his experience as a "proven advocate for openness." "I've noticed...

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