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April 28, 2008
The Women in Defense Greater Frederick Chapter will honor local community leaders who have inspired young people in math and/or science. Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commanding general, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, will present the awards at the second annual WID-GFC "Reach for the Stars" dinner on Thursday, May 8, at Dutch's Daughter Restaurant in Frederick, Md. You are asked to nominate potential awardees. The award candidates may come from industry, academia, government or the military.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 25, 2012
Molly Murray's first-grade class at Greencastle-Antrim Primary School is learning about magnets and magnification thanks to a website, the kindness of a New Jersey resident and United Parcel Service. When Murray wanted to provide hands-on science materials for her class, she turned to an online charity - DonorsChoose.org. “We had a weekly science center going on, but I didn't feel I had enough materials to maintain it,” Murray said. Jeff Koons with Horace Mann, an insurance agency serving the educational community, told Murray about the online website that links classrooms in need with donors.
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 14, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - He was ready for reading questions, but 8-year-old Levi Taylor said he was sure he would need a little help with the math. Luckily, the Williamsport Elementary School third-grader said he drew a reading question during the school's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire MSA'er game Tuesday. Judy Kerns, a student achievement specialist at the school, said she helped create the game to prepare students for Maryland State Assessment tests in reading and math, which are being taken this week and next by Washington County Public Schools students.
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by DAVE McMILLION | February 14, 2006
charlestown@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - What will public school students need to learn in the 21st century to be successful: New ways of learning math and science? More emphasis on critical thinking? Those types of issues are being debated as the West Virginia Department of Education goes on the road to get input on how public education should be offered in coming years. The state Department of Education is hosting eight forums, called, "Voices from the Field: A Forum for WV Educators," across the state to get input from educators, according to department spokeswoman Liza Cordeiro.
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by KAREN HANNA | April 24, 2006
Since Washington County Public Schools readvertised teachers' positions at Eastern Elementary School three years ago, state test scores have increased dramatically. Salaries also have risen - with the restructuring, every teacher and administrator earns $5,000 more a year - but staff members at the school said Thursday the changes are not only reflected in the numbers. "I just think that everybody here, something that's very important, they all have the highest expectations of kids," said Julie Stouffer, a student achievement specialist.
NEWS
November 18, 1998
As Washington County school board members wonder aloud how they'll pay for the projects outlined in a new strategic plan, we suggest that they look at what a Maryland business group is doing around the state to make education reform a reality. The group is the the Maryland Business Rountable for Education, a group of more than 100 businesses that's been working for six years to improve instruction and the quality of students entering the work force. In an interview with The Associated Press, the group's chairman, Raymond A. "Chip" Mason of Legg Mason, Inc., said that 30 years ago it was possible for students to drop out of school and make a decent living in the manufacturing area, even if they didn't have good reading or math skills.
NEWS
May 27, 1997
After a testy session this past Tuesday which featured a series of outbursts and accusations, the Washington County Commissioners backed down from a proposal to hike the piggyback income tax from 50 to 54 percent. That's good news for taxpayers who will still face a 10-cent property-tax hike, but the commissioners' decision not to hike income taxes or enact a real-estate transfer tax will mean cuts in school programs that are vital to improving education locally. The Outdoor School may be a sentimental favorite, but the real damage will come from cutting an elementary school improvement grant program that would have provided extra help to students who need work on reading and math skills.
EDUCATION
August 15, 2011
On May 23, at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Alexandria Volkening of Boonsboro experienced her first graduation ceremony. Volkening, who was homeschooled from first through 12th grades, was honored as the Class of 2011 valedictorian of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Standing in front of more than 5,000 students, faculty members and family, she delivered a commencement address that highlighted the great diversity at UMBC. She challenged her peers to continue to reach out of their comfort zones and combine their voices together to tackle today's increasingly multidisciplinary problems.
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by MARLO BARNHART | February 14, 2006
marlob@herald-mail.com When Shawnee McMahon needed a little help in math, her teacher suggested she join a club. It turned out to be just what the 13-year-old needed. "I'm doing much better in math now and have been on the honor roll every marking period," Shawnee said. That "club" is the Blazer Club at Clear Spring Middle School which draws about 40 youngsters every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. The reason for its existence is to help students there with their homework and any subject that might be giving them some trouble.
NEWS
March 21, 2007
Jeremy Johnson Smithsburg Basketball Senior What do you like best about your sport? "The competitiveness....like only five people on the court per team, at a time. " Toughest individual opponent you have faced? Dee Mency Pregame rituals? "Listen to music. " Besides your parents, the most influential person in your life? "My coach. " Person you'd most like to meet (alive or dead)? Vince Carter Favorite professional team? Jacksonville Jaguars Favorite athlete?
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