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State Superintendent partners with Code.org to challenge students to join ‘Hour of Code’

State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery in partnership with Code.org, challenged every Maryland public school student, educator and their families to participate in the “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week— December 8-14, 2014.

Art inspires troubled students: Part II

The primary mission of our criminal justice system is to protect the public’s safety. Accomplishing this goal leaves little room for implementing programs designed to mend and revitalize the lives of individuals caught in the prison system’s maze of bureaucratic ...

Innovative program helps students write research papers

At the age of 28, Saad Alam approached his friend Steve Jokl and shared his idea for a new business. Alam had a family member who was struggling with writing research papers.

Fight For Children and Under Armour bring World Boxing Council Champions to Baltimore

On Tuesday November 11, 2014, Fight For Children and the World Boxing Council (WBC) brought champion boxers to visit the students at Dr. Rayner Browne Elementary Middle School in Baltimore.

A Mother’s Love: Art inspires troubled students

I have a confession to make. Never once in the nine years I have written Education Matters has this column touched on the unique academic needs and challenges of grade school students in the juvenile justice system.

Maryland unveils STEM Strategic Plan, tools to spark innovation

The Maryland State Department of Education announced a new strategic plan for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education and has launched a new website designed to kindle innovation in classrooms throughout the state.

AACC students make a difference in community

More than 1,300 Anne Arundel Community College students participated in making a difference throughout the county in community-based experiences through programs with the Sarbanes Center for Public and Community Service.

CSM Disability Services help students overcome obstacles

Imagine facing your first algebra exam where numbers are combined with letters and symbols on top of each other and divided by lines. Solving the problem requires working from the left and the right sides of the equation.

Create Flubber and Slime: It’s Science Night at AACC

Come see ordinary objects transform before your very eyes. It may look like magic, but it’s really science. Anne Arundel Community College science faculty members are staging Science Night 2014 to show young and old how much fun science can ...

Indie Soul Student of the Week: Kinkx Kids Radio

This week’s student of the week is not a student, but an internet-based radio station designed to be a safe place to inspire young people.

Preschoolers join PNC to raise vocabulary awareness, set new Guinesss World Records® Mark

Holding tiger masks and seated on colorful reading rugs, pre-kindergarten students from John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School learned several words and listened to their teachers read as they helped set a new Guinness World Records® title for the largest vocabulary ...

United Way Family Center opens in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay to support teen parents

United Way of Central Maryland announced the grand opening of the United Way Family Center, the organization’s first school-based family support center, which will provide free services to Baltimore City parents in ninth through twelfth grades so they may continue ...

Making college completion mandatory, Part II

Undereducated, poor and middle class high school graduates are the cannon fodder of higher education.

Goucher College hosts leadership forum for area high school students

The Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) began the second year of its Saturday Leadership Program (SLP) on September 20, 2014. Most recently on October 4, the students, facilitators and volunteers were welcomed to Goucher College by admissions director Corky Surbeck ...

Maryland Hall opens three exhibitions on November 3

Maryland Hall will open three exhibitions on November 3, 2014— Clay Artists from the Shore, in the Chaney Gallery; Drawing and Painting the Life at Maryland Hall, in the Martino Gallery; and Student Work by students of MHCA Instructor Andree ...

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