Moving to a school turnaround model, in which school leaders and districts are rewarded for achieving data-backed improvements at the pre-kindergarten level, would incentivize them to implement programs with proven effectiveness. It also would encourage school leaders and districts to address the achievement gap as early as possible.
Eldersburg resident and Sykesville-Freedom District Fire Department volunteer Christine Flanagan was recently named the Life Safety Educator of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic for her work teaching fire safety to citizens and particularly children.
Howard County Executive and lieutenant governor candidate Ken Ulman joined local officials Friday to tour the Dasher Green Head Start Center in Columbia touting the importance of prekindergarten classes and the need to make them full day programs.
Twice over the past year, an aging Head Start school bus has broken down with students en route to class forcing Alejandro Martinez to skip a day at work so he can stay home and care for his two children enrolled in the program.
The Maryland Education Credit, which was not brought to a vote last year, would attract critical financial assistance for lower- and middle-income Pre-K to 12th grade students at both public and nonpublic schools by awarding up to $15 million in education tax credits for business donations that help students pay for tutoring, tuition, supplies, transportation and special needs services.
Though 4-year-olds Mia and Sophia danced and laughed as they were read books about apples and pumpkins, their mother, Jennifer Ferraro, of Sykesville, seemed more excited to be visiting Piney Run Nature Center on Wednesday.
Howard County executive candidate Courtney Watson on Tuesday unveiled her education platform, a 17-point plan that seeks to expand funding for some current programs and bring new ones, including the International Baccalaureate program and tech business partnerships, to the county.
Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown highlighted his support for expanded pre-kindergarten Tuesday in a television advertisement designed to draw contrast between himself and Republican nominee Larry Hogan.
Maryland pre-kindergarten teachers will be eligible to compete for $25,000 in scholarship funding from Celebree Learning Center this fall, as the educational institution is pushing advancements in pre-K education.
Forest Hill Nursery School, a hidden gem in Harford County since 1972, is adding a "Discovery Program," designed to help ease the transition for 2-year-olds (and their parents) before embarking on a 3-year-old preschool program. Children and parents will have the opportunity to discover learning through moderately structured activities, participate in "free discovery," interact with new friends and make lasting memories of early learning through play.
When McDaniel College professor of education and professional studies Francis "Skip" Fennell's office phone rings, it could mean an opportunity to work on a project that could land him next to an Emmy award.
Every year, the Towson Fourth of July Parade picks a local community to spotlight. This year's honoree is more than a single community. It's more like a village. The Orokawa Family Center Y in Towson, 600 West Chesapeake Avenue, serves 10,000 people annually, the better to do so after an extensive renovation.