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Department of Defense scholarships awarded

Department of Defense scholarships awarded

They say in weather that when it rains, it pours, and success is raining down on Capitol College in the form of U.S. Department of Defense Scholarships awarded to four exceptional students studying engineering and information assurance.  Capitol, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, has been issued a grant for three new scholarships under the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship program.

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Workforce Shortage Grants available through MHEC

Workforce Shortage Grants available through MHEC

Students entering college who want to make a difference in various areas of public service are eligible for financial aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The agency is currently accepting applications for the Workforce Shortage Student Assistance Grant (WSSAG).

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College credit crunch eases

College credit crunch eases

Finding the money for college during this widening credit crunch just got easier, thanks to emergency legislation signed by the president last week.  The new law raises the amounts that undergraduates can borrow under the federal student loan program. It also loosens the rules so parents who are behind on mortgage payments can still qualify for federal parent loans. And it gives them more time to repay parent loans.

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Honored educator credits farm upbringing: Billingslea named Teacher of the Year in Baltimore Co.

Honored educator credits farm upbringing: Billingslea named Teacher of the Year in Baltimore Co.

John Billingslea, the Franklin High School psychology teacher named yesterday as Baltimore County's Teacher of the Year, said that growing up on the family farm in northern Harford County taught him much about the value of hard work and the endurance he would need to sustain a career in education.

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McFayden named as Teacher of the Year

McFayden named as Teacher of the Year

Melissa "Missy" McFayden, a pre-kindergarten teacher at Ridgely Elementary School, was named Caroline County Public Schools Teacher of the Year on May 2, much to her surprise.  "I can't believe it!" McFayden said, minutes after the announcement was made in front of staff, students and parents gathered for Field Day. "I don't think I've wiped the smile off my face." McFayden is finishing her seventh year at the school. She was nominated for the first time last year.

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Stephen Decatur teacher awarded county's top title

Stephen Decatur teacher awarded county's top title

At its annual banquet Friday, the Board of Education recognized Stephen Decatur Middle School teacher Amy Gallagher as the 2008 Worcester County Teacher of the Year.  Gallagher, an eighth-grade social studies teacher, was honored by Board of Education President Garry Mumford in front of 350 people at a banquet in the Clarion Hotel's Crystal Ballroom.

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Beavan Selected as St. Mary’s Teacher of the Year

Beavan Selected as St. Mary’s Teacher of the Year

Bonnie Beavan, a mathematics teacher at Spring Ridge Middle School, has been named the St. Mary's County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2008.  "While her efforts are exceptional, Ms. Beavan's results with students are phenomenal," wrote Ms. Kathy Norton, assistant principal of Spring Ridge Middle School, in her letter of recommendation. 

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Tobery Named Teacher of the Year

Tobery Named Teacher of the Year

Oakdale Middle School art teacher Kathy Tobery is the Frederick County Public Schools 2008 Teacher of the Year.  The 11-year teaching veteran received the good news last week when the FCPS “Prize Patrol,” led by Dr. Linda Burgee, FCPS superintendent, visited Ms. Tobery during her planning time.

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Lessons from the heart: Stephens of Winfield is Teacher of the Year

Lessons from the heart: Stephens of Winfield is Teacher of the Year

As a fifth-grader in western Pennsylvania, Cathy Stephens was once cast as Betsy Ross in the school play.  She recalled being an "unlikely choice," but her teacher, Nancy Morrison, saw something special in her and gave her the confidence to take the part and change her outlook on life.

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Recognition offers opportunity, county’s teacher of the year says

Recognition offers opportunity, county’s teacher of the year says

An educator at Franklin High School in Reisterstown, who believes veteran educators can play a key role in teacher retention and that to achieve on standardized tests students must be consistently challenged to think, has been named Baltimore County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year.

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Villa Julie Becomes First Maryland Private Institution to Offer RN to BS Program Completely Online

Villa Julie Becomes First Maryland Private Institution to Offer RN to BS Program Completely Online

In its continuing effort to combat the nursing shortage in Maryland and across the country, Villa Julie College has unveiled plans to also offer its RN to BS nursing degree option completey online.  This new option will allow working nurses to earn an accredited bachelor's degree at their own pace without disrupting their personal and professional lives. 

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MHEC to Provide Grants to Improve Teacher Quality

MHEC to Provide Grants to Improve Teach Quality

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is accepting proposals from institutions of higher education interested in providing teacher training as part of the federal government's "No Child Left Behind".  The purpose of the grants is to provide professional development to teachers and principals in core academic subject areas.

 

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Northwood teacher named city's best

Northwood teacher named city's best

Kristin Covaleskie hid her face behind her long brown hair as her principal, the Baltimore schools CEO and an entourage of administrators, fellow teachers, and media streamed into her classroom yesterday and interrupted her lesson.

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Baltimore Alums Called to Community Service

Baltimore Alums Called to Community Service

Johns Hopkins alumni are often asked to give back to the university. Now, a call has been made for them to give back to Baltimore.  On Saturday, local alumni will join current Johns Hopkins students and staff for the SOURCE Spring Tri-School Day of Service, a full slate of community service projects held across East Baltimore.

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