Education briefs

Dyslexia discussion

Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy, head of the Summit School in Edgewater, will present a discussion on the history, diagnosis and defining differences, and plan of educational action for those with dyslexia from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, at the school, 664 E. Central Ave. Topics include:

•What are the symptoms of dyslexia?

•When is it appropriate to assess for learning differences?

•What causes dyslexia?

•What should an academic program include?

The presentation is open to parents and educators. Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP to Information:

Engineering scholarships

Anne Arundel Community College has been awarded a $598,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help support the college's Engineering Scholars Program. The grant will provide scholarships of up to $4,000 annually to financially needy, academically talented students to help them graduate from the school's engineering programs, transfer to a four-year institution and enter the workforce. Information: 410-777-2222.

Internship program

Anne Arundel Community College is seeking employers to participate in its internship program. Students get real-world experience and mentoring from leaders in business, industry, government and nonprofit agencies and organizations. For information, go to or

Nursing scholarships

Through 2014, three Anne Arundel Community College nursing students will receive $3,000 scholarships through a program set up by Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The scholarships will benefit county residents enrolled in the college's registered nursing associate's degree program who demonstrate financial need as established by the AACC financial aid office. Information: 410-777-2203 or

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