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Maryland Community Colleges Highlighting Initiatives to Increase Student Completion Rates

Maryland Community Colleges Highlighting Initiatives to Increase Student Completion Rates

 

The following information was sent to us by Montgomery College's Marcus Rosano:

 

Community colleges are the gateway to higher education for more students than ever, as half of all undergraduates in Maryland now attend one of the state’s 16 community colleges. Firmly committed to ensuring that more students achieve the goal of completing a college education, Maryland’s community colleges are teaming up to share best practices for increasing the number of students who earn associate degrees, certificates or workforce credentials, and/or transfer to a four-year institution to complete bachelor’s and advanced degrees. The Maryland Association of Community Colleges’ 2nd Annual “Summit on Completion” will bring together faculty and staff from the 16 community colleges, along with education policymakers and leaders, elected officials and others, to highlight key initiatives and strategies the colleges are undertaking to improve completion rates.

More than 200 Participate in Superintendent's Book Club

More than 200 Participate in Superintendent's Book Club

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Middle School Teacher Receives Milken Award and a $25,000 Surprise

Middle School Teacher Receives Milken Award and a $25,000 Surprise

According to Montgomery County Public Schools :

 

A seventh grade MCPS English teacher got a $25,000 surprise on Tuesday (Nov. 29). Madeline Hanington, a teacher at Gaithersburg Middle School, received a Milken Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation, which includes a $25,000 prize that she can use however she chooses. Hanington did not even know she was up for the award when she attended an assembly Tuesday morning with Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, interim State Superintendent of Schools Bernard J. Sadusky and other dignitaries. 

Hangington was not only recognized for the outstanding achievement of her students, but also for her innovative teaching methods, her leadership in the school community and her efforts to engage and involve parents. 
 

Laurel High School Teacher Selected as Healthy Schools Program Champion

Laurel High School Teacher Selected as Healthy Schools Program Champion

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

Henrique Vissotto, foreign language teacher at Laurel High School, is among 21 educators nationwide selected as Healthy Schools Program Champions by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.

Book Club for Montgomery County's Superintendent to be Held November 29

Book Club for Montgomery County's Superintendent to be Held November 29

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International Baccalaureate Leaders to Visit Two Montgomery County Public Schools

International Baccalaureate Leaders to Visit Two Montgomery County Public Schools

The following information was sent to us by Dana Tofig & Steve Simon:

On Friday, November 18, Members of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Board of Governors and MCPS Superintendent Joshua P. Starr will meet with students and educators in Rockville High School’s IB Diploma Program and College Gardens Elementary School’s Primary Years Program.

Prince George's County News Flash For November 12-19

Prince George's County News Flash For November 12-19

 

The following information was sent to us by Prince George's County Public Schools:

 

Laurel High School JROTC Unit Evaluation
Nov. 15 
• 7:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Laurel High School • 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel
INFO: 301-497-2050

G. James Gholson Middle School Celebrates School Psychology Awareness Week
Nov. 14-18 • throughout the school day
G. James Gholson Middle School • 900 Nalley Road, Landover 
INFO: 301-883-8390
Students at G. James Gholson Middle School will write “gratitude letters” to show their appreciation during School Psychology Awareness Week.