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  • MD: Kitchen table conversations in Caroline County
    Summary: In 2003 Caroline County became known for enthusiastic community engagement on public schools after what was billed as a “kitchen table” conversation just about burst the school cafeteria. Nearly 100 local residents came, eager to talk about what they valued and wanted in their schools.
  • MD: Learning what counts
    Summary: Tony Wong, a 10-year veteran of the Cecil County School Board in Maryland, credits recent "kitchen table" conversations with prompting more involvement from citizens in his county, a relatively rural area in the northeastern corner of Maryland, bordering Delaware and Pennsylvania and nestled along the Chesapeake Bay.

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