When it came time for cheerleading tryouts at Laurel High School, Jackie and Mike McLaughlin, were sure it would be a good opportunity for their sophomore daughter, Erin, who was born with Down syndrome, which can affect mental abilities and physical development.
The Silas Craft Collegians Program, founded in 2000, is named after Silas E. Craft, Sr, who was the principal at Harriet Tubman High School — Howard County's first secondary school for blacks — for seven years.
As Philadelphia's Superintendent of Schools, I recommended the approval of more than 30 charter schools because I thought it would improve educational opportunity for our 215,000 students. The last 20 years make it clear I was wrong. Those advocating change in Maryland's charter law through proposed legislation are equally committed to educational improvement. They are equally wrong. New
My appreciation of community service started out as a requirement to fulfill student learning hours in order to graduate high school. But after volunteering for the first time in 2011 when I was 14, I just couldn't stop. I enjoyed the experience of meeting new people and the general good feeling I got from helping others. It feels great to give back and feel like you are making a difference. It's one thing to think about changing the world or the environment you live in, but it's another to take
By Logan Beasley and Special to the Community Times
During the month of February, the students, faculty and administration of Manchester Elementary School have been immersed in "The World According to Humphrey." The book was selected for the school's inaugural One School, One Book program, during which everyone in the school reads the same book at the same time.
Ryan Steinberg was a key figure behind the scenes, a North Potomac native and University of Maryland graduate who grew from a student manager with the Terps into Maryland's assistant director of football operations and recruiting.
Four Calvert Hall seniors have signed with colleges to play football. Kenji Bahar, of Parkville, has committed to Monmouth University. Other students who made college commitments included Dionte Austin (Wake Forest University), Lawrence Cager (University of Miami), and Bryan Marine (Bucknell University).
Educators need to think critically about how we can better help students, including altering the Maryland FAFSA deadline date to ensure those most in need don't systematically fall on the outside of opportunity.
Gerstell Academy freshmen Zachary Brendler and Kimberly Lapidario are finalists in the 2015 Penguin Random House Book Fair Student Writing Contest sponsored by the Carroll Community College Foundation.
While it hasn't been hard to be critical of the leadership of the Harford County Public School system for often being out of touch with financial realities, the school system has its bright spots, as shown by a recent review of the performance of its high school students in particular.
A mobile app designed by five Lime Kiln Middle School students that connects students to local volunteer opportunities will soon be available for download after it was selected as one of the eight best across the nation in a Verizon Wireless contest.
Nineteen students at Lime Kiln Middle School competed for the title of "best speller in the school" in the annual spelling bee on Thursday, Jan. 22. The competition went into round 23 with eighth grader Christian Maric prevailing.
By Chuck Gait and email@example.com 301-854-0867
Through the Verizon Innovative App Challenge, Annie Larkins and four friends -- Jessica Zinderman, Korie Scott, Lauren Hayden and Rebecca Li -- have designed a mobile app concept called VolunteerMe that connects students with volunteer opportunities in school and throughout the community.
While City College is an exemplary high school that deserves to be a model for the city school system, its library has not been upgraded in nearly 40 years and is not able to meet the needs of today's students and today's technology. Our students at City face the same challenges many students face across Baltimore. Many, for example, lack access at home to the Internet and online databases that are important for research and learning. That's why we are partnering with the city school system, our
Lansdowne Middle School sixth grader Shyanne Williams was recently announced as a finalist in the 28th annual "Champions of Courage" Essay competition, along with four other students from Baltimore County public schools.