July 15. 2016
Rooms were decorated with maps and flags, Olympic rings hanging. No, the Olympics didn't come early this year to Carroll County.
It was the final week of the McDaniel College Reading Clinic, themed this year after the summer event set to start in August. The classes were held at Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster.
Deb Miller, program coordinator of the master's degree program for reading specialists at McDaniel, said the clinic is the second-to-last course for the graduate students and really puts into action what students have learned.
"It's practice of all the concepts and content," she said.
The program is a joint initiative between Carroll County Public Schools and the college, she said, and it is a Title I summer school program. This is a federal program "that provides financial assistance to local school systems and schools with high percentages of poor children to support the academic achievement of disadvantaged students," according to the Maryland State Department of Education.