Education briefs

June 30, 2008

Two Washington County students receive recognition from Kohl's program

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - Kohl's Department Stores honored nearly 2,000 young people nationwide for the thousands of good deeds they performed in their communities through volunteerism.

Through the eighth annual Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program, 30 youth from Maryland will receive $50 gift cards and recognition certificates from Kohl's. The winners could go on to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship that Kohl's will award in July.

The winners from Washington County are Carly Hartman, 16, of Cascade, and Michaela Miller, 11, of Keedysville.

Frederick schools get high marks for supporting tests

FREDERICK, Md. - All nine Frederick County public high schools once again ranked in the nation's top 5 percent in encouraging students to take challenging Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate tests, according to Newsweek Magazine's 2008 Challenge Index rating, released last month.

According to Newsweek, studies show that taking the challenging courses prepares students for college success, regardless of whether they pass the exams. Therefore the ranking does not take scores into account but focuses on participation. The index is designed to identify schools that challenge average students.


Tests taken by all students, not just seniors, are counted.

Hood College to host session on master's degrees

FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College's Graduate School will host an information session for people interested in any of its 14 master's degrees or five certificate programs. The session will be held Wednesday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Commons Room in Hood's Whitaker Campus Center.

The session is an opportunity for people to learn more about Hood's post-graduate offerings, to meet with faculty advisers who will be available to answer questions and discuss enrollment opportunities, to speak with admissions representatives and to tour the science and ceramic arts facilities.

Hood offers 14 master's degrees - business administration, ceramic arts, biomedical science, computer and information sciences, computer science, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, environmental biology, mathematics education, management of information technology, reading specialization, human sciences, humanities and thanatology.

Hood also offers certificate programs in ceramic arts, regulatory compliance, secondary mathematics education and thanatology, as well as an educational leadership preparation program.

Those wishing more information may contact Hood's graduate school by calling 301-696-3600, by e-mailing, or by visiting Hood's graduate school Web site at

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