October 30, 2020
It’s Election Time, 2020
Counties and Marylanders Are Ready
Maryland’s counties are ready for the trickiest election in memory – with record numbers of mail-in and early votes already cast, and “election day” right around the corner. Election directors and judges are staffing polling places and overseeing a safe and fair process for voters to exercise their rights. This central undertaking caps off an unprecedented season of policy debates over the conduct of the election during a public health pandemic. Conduit Street has your coverage on all the gears turning to deliver accurate results, protect voters and workers, and protect our democratic process.

Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Brad Phillips joins Kevin Kinnally and Drew Jabin to discuss the history and mission of Maryland's community colleges, their commitment to access and equity, and why - as the state works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic - they may be more important now than ever.
Listen to any Conduit Street Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
Baltimore County Executive Olszewski Joins CCBC for Ribbon Cutting at the new
Carol Diane Eustis Center for Health Professions
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman Thanks First Responders on National First Responders' Day
Wicomico Civic Center Hosts Glow Maze As COVID-19 Safe Halloween Activity
October 30 and 31

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo's Gold Corporate Partner Comcast is partnering with Saga Education to bring personalized tutoring online and expand their offering of low cost classroom solutions.

Saga Education, a nonprofit that provides consistent, personalized, in-school-day math tutoring and mentoring, today announced the acquisition of Woot Math, a suite of tools for math instruction both in-person and online.

Woot Math provides research-backed software for K-12 math instruction and more recently developed a novel platform for online tutoring.

According to recent research by the American Enterprise Institute, high-poverty school districts lost, on average, four full weeks of instruction during the Spring 2020 semester due to COVID-19 school closures. Even before pandemic school closures, research found that many students arrive at high school three or more years behind grade level, especially in math – a key barrier to graduation.

"Advancing digital equity has been core to our company’s DNA for more than a decade and is an issue we recommitted to this year with our $100 million pledge to advance social justice and equality," says Dalila Wilson Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast.

For more information, visit Comcast's website.

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