Month: September 2019

Episode 68: With Former Education Secretary Dr. John B. King, Jr.


Howard County is in the midst of historic redistricting that will not only balance capacity, but also look to incorporate socio-economic balance amongst our schools. How will we respond? In 2016, Dr. John B. King, Jr. was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 10th United States Secretary of Education.

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Elevate Blog: Are You a Howard County Changemaker?

by Buffy Beaudoin-Schwartz, Elevate Maryland

WHAT’S YOUR BIG IDEA TO SPARK SOCIAL CHANGE IN HOWARD COUNTY?

If you have one you can win up to $25k in prize money to bring it to life. The Horizon Foundation and United Way of Central Maryland want to hear YOUR innovative ideas to make Howard County better by September 16!

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Elevate Blog: On Racial Equity in 2019

By Mickey Gomez, Elevate Maryland

Growing up, what I learned about American history was – to put it kindly – sporadic. It depended on the teacher, on the grade, on the book, but inevitably we’d start the year doing a minute-by-minute reenactment of the Revolutionary War and end up sprinting through everything from 1940 onward.

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Episode 67: With Sheila Dixon

As goes Baltimore City, so goes the state of Maryland.  Sheila Dixon was the last mayor who experienced a decrease in violence during her term.  Tune into this episode of Elevate Maryland to hear her discuss how she took on city crime, what it means to “know city government”, and how to take a holistic approach to regional challenges.  You’ll even hear her identify the qualities she would like to see in the next mayor of Baltimore!

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