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by BOB MAGINNIS | September 17, 2006
Every month I meet with a group of local citizens who advise me on editorial page matters. For more than five years we've been coming together for these two-hour meetings. The group's members offer constructive criticism, some of which stings. But the best thing I get is different perspectives on what is happening. With that in mind - and because our last meeting fell the day after Maryland's Sept. 12 primary - I asked members to tell me which issues I and the editorial page staff should concentrate in in the general election campaign.
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by MARLO BARNHART | September 6, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com Carol Wilt knows firsthand the value of early childhood education - not only for her son, but also for herself. Now a kindergarten teacher at Eastern Elementary School in Hagerstown, Wilt had a high school diploma when she first enrolled her son in Head Start of Washington County years ago. After seeing preschool's positive impact on her child, Wilt went back to school and received her degree from Hood College in Frederick, Md., so she could help other children benefit from the experience.
NEWS
September 27, 1999
Story and photo by DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - She speaks English better than most Americans speak Spanish, but Ana Reyes had some difficulty last Wednesday trying to express why it is harder to learn a language as an adult. [cont. from news page ] "Your head is full," Reyes said as she sat with her English as a Second Language tutor, June Cross, in a room at the borough's First United Methodist Church. Unlike a child, she explained, an adult has to worry about family and work in addition to trying to learn a new language.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 17, 2007
Fall semester is around the corner for college students, and parents are bracing for the dent it's going to put in their wallets. While the cost of tuition cannot be controlled beyond choosing a college, there are ways to keep other college expenses at bay, said Laura Fisher, director of the American Bankers Association's Educational Foundation. "Eat in the cafeteria," said Fisher, who said eating out is one way students rack up unnecessary expenses. She also recommends teaching students how to set up financial goals and realistic budgets.
NEWS
January 2, 2002
Letters to the Editor 12/31 All should appreciate James Zeger, 'Mr. GED' To the editor: On Sept. 20 (page B1) The Herald-Mail highlighted the congregation of Trinity United Church of Christ in Mercersburg , Pa., for donating $25,000 to the American Heroes Fund. Accompanying the article was a picture and quotes from Congregation President James Zeger. I would like to pay tribute to Zeger, who, unbeknownst to your readers, is called "Mr. GED" by MCIH prisoners since he teaches the math portion which is so difficult for many to pass.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | September 28, 2012
A local group has recommended that Washington County help pay for every county high school graduate to go to college locally. The proposal, made Friday at a Greater Hagerstown Committee meeting, is based on a similar program started six years ago in Garrett County, Md. There, 44 percent of the 2011 graduating seniors attended Garrett College, according to the Greater Hagerstown Committee Education Forum, which has been studying college and...
NEWS
October 31, 2004
The School Board Although the position doesn't pay as much as a seat on the Board of County Commissioners, it's not hard to make the case that the Board of Education is the most important elected body in Washington County. The School Board spends more than 70 percent of all local tax revenues on a task that's vitally important to the future of this county - educating local schoolchildren. In 2004, a high school diploma is just the start of the training needed to prepare a student for employment.
NEWS
February 26, 1999
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "Thanks to Bert Iseminger, John Schnebly and Rodney Shoop for being responsive to the concerns of their constituents and working with Lee Stine and the two historical societies to draw up a proposal to save Kammerer House.
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