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Rolling Terrace supports students in math Rolling Terrace supports students in math
07/21/2008

Rolling Terrace Elementary School gives extra math support during the school year to students with limited English proficiency (LEP). Through the S.T.A.R. Catchers Program, LEP students get help with test-taking strategies and math vocabulary, and use data notebooks to monitor their progress.

Students make gains on MSAs Students make gains on MSAs Video story icon
07/18/2008

Students in elementary and middle school posted significant gains on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) while achievement gaps between African American and Hispanic students and their white and Asian American peers narrowed. Among elementary students, 89.9 percent scored at the proficient or advanced level for reading and 87.2 percent for mathematics. Among middle school students, 86.3 percent scored at the proficient or advanced level for reading and 76.9 percent for mathematics.

Schools get word out about conservation Schools get word out about conservation
07/17/2008

Green Schools Focus presented awards at its end-of-year celebration to middle and high school winners in a competition held to get the word out about conserving energy. Takoma Park Middle School and Springbrook High School were the first place winners. Green Schools Focus encourages helping the environment and conserving resources.

Nominate a contributor to public education Nominate a contributor to public education
07/17/2008

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its Twelfth Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards recognize individuals (including students), groups, and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2008.

Watch Board of Ed meeting July 15 Watch Board of Ed meeting July 15
07/15/2008

The Board of Education's all-day business meeting will be webcast live starting at

10 a.m., Tuesday, June 15. You need the free Windows MediaPlayer on your computer to view the meeting.

 

Student writing brings accolades Student writing brings accolades
07/15/2008

WETA TV honored East Silver Spring Elementary School second graders for submitting the most entries into the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest in the metropolitan Washington area. With the help of classroom teachers Mary Dillon and Sarah Hais, reading specialist Robin Kokolis and art teacher Danielle Shuey, students developed creative stories and illustrations. As a reward, Clifford the Big Red Dog paid the students a visit and served them ice cream.

Conference aims to keep students in school Conference aims to keep students in school
07/15/2008

Students who are connected or close to their school are less likely to use alcohol and drugs, engage in violent behavior or emotional distress, or drop out of school—and are more likely to earn high grades and test scores. Staff and community members came together at a conference, sponsored by Safe and Drug-Free Schools and the Montgomery County Collaboration Council, to help strengthen that connection.

Partnership programs, graduates honored Partnership programs, graduates honored
07/09/2008

Higher education partners and partnership graduates were honored at a Board of Education reception. A total of 195 staff and teachers graduated during 2007–2008 from programs at 11 colleges and universities that train support staff to become teachers and allow professional staff to earn master’s degrees and certifications.