In recent months, newspaper and website stories, letters, and blogs have contained opinions from all ends of the spectrum regarding the access of students to rigorous coursework. From the so-called “heterogeneous grouping” at Annapolis High School and Central Middle School to the Advanced Learner Programs at our elementary schools, there has been considerable debate over the reasons for and wisdom of these initiatives.
- Monday, 26 September 2011 16:12
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A Productive Week in France
At least twice a year we try to visit our chapter in France, The French African Diaspora Chamber of Commerce. We were overdue for this trip because we were waiting to coincide with the announcement by our Board Member,
- Friday, 23 September 2011 16:35
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Thirteen-year-old Brittanie Potter and her 12-year-old sister Sydney held a bake sale and garage sale at their Marion, Ohio home this summer with a simple goal in mind: raising money for their school clothes and supplies. Their father’s unemployment insurance ended earlier this year, their mother is still recovering from an accident last fall that broke her leg so badly she needed several surgeries and now gets around in a wheelchair, and their family has virtually no income. Brittanie worries: “I hear them talking about bills and it makes me upset. I just think we’re going to be okay…but sometimes, I don’t think we’re going to be okay.”
- Friday, 23 September 2011 16:32
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Since 1999, millions of Americans have received annual, detailed earnings statements from the Social Security Administration about their Social Security benefits. These annual earnings-statements are an invaluable tool that helps millions of Americans plan for their retirement.
- Friday, 16 September 2011 18:48
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The five U.S. service academies— the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy— are recruiting top-notch young American men and women who will appreciate an excellent education and a chance to serve their country.
Every year, it is my privilege to nominate some of the brightest, most dedicated students in Maryland to four of the academies. No nominations are necessary for admission to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The Coast Guard Academy offers appointments solely on the basis of an annual nationwide competition.