Health and Fitness, Schools

Towson President Takes Leave of Absence

1 Written by: | Friday, Aug 22, 2014 9:30am


In an email to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, Towson University President Maravene Loeschke announced that she would be taking a leave of absence from her position through December.

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Health and Fitness, Schools

Binge Drinking Is a Big Problem for Maryland College Students

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 10:34am


Binge drinking is associated with a host of public health problems, including increased rates of drunk driving, car accidents, alcohol poisoning, and domestic violence. So it’s troubling that the first Maryland College Alcohol Survey showed that nearly half of Maryland college students reported binge drinking in the previous month.

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Home Schooling Open House Tomorrow

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 3:30pm


If you’ve ever wondered about home schooling your kids, tomorrow is your chance to learn more. The Baltimore Home School Community Center, the Baltimore School of Independent Learners and
Maryland Homeschool Reviews will host an Open House on Wednesday, August 20 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center is located at 1777 Reisterstown Rd., Suite 50, in Pikesville.  To learn more, visit


Roland Park, Schools, Sponsored Post

Tutoring Value Found at Mathnasium of Roland Park

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 18, 2014 10:30am


Now that the school year is nearly upon us and students begin to think about SAT, ACT, and ISEE exams they also start to think about getting tutoring assistance. There are many options out there, so how do you pick the right one? Like any shopping experience, the consumer is looking for value. How do you define value? Most people say value equals quality divided by price (V=Q/P). We all want value in all of our transactions. Who doesn’t? So, in the world of math test prep services and general math tutoring, how would you go about measuring value? The denominator, price, is easy. It’s how much you are paying for the service. The quality part is harder. How do you define quality with respect to math tutoring? In the end, the quality part is a subjective interpretation of the information the tutor has provided and what you have learned through your research.

At Mathnasium of Roland Park, we offer a few key facts for our customers to factor into their quality evaluation. Consider them when making you quality calculation. Proven Results – Mathnasium publishes annual audited results for students following a standard Mathnasium program. The most recent audit revealed a test increase ranging between 11-34 points over only a three month period.

Frequency of Tutoring – We recommend 10-12 sessions per month, but allow our students to attend every day we are open for the same price. We operate like a gym – you pay a flat fee and use it as much as you want. Like a good workout program, most students attend 2-3 times per week. Curriculum and Materials – Our curriculum covers basic math concepts and ends at the calculus level. It has been developed by our founder, Larry Martinek, over 30 years and is constantly evolving. Our student work library contains over 20,000 problem sets to use to tailor the student’s learning plan to meet their specific needs. Instructor Qualifications – All Mathnasium instructors must pass a rigorous math literacy exam to qualify to work at Mathnasium. Once they pass the exam, they take eight hours of training and provide regular coaching from the Center Director, Jim Trexler.

We believe these quality factors and our philosophy of “work hard, have fun, get better” make us the best value for math tutoring in the greater Baltimore area. When considering our math tutors ask them how they match-up to our quality, then plug in the price and see where the best value is. We are confident it will be Mathnasium of Roland Park.

Call us today at (443) 863-0531 
to schedule your appointment.


Jim Trexler
Center Director
Mathnasium of Roland Park
(443) 863-0531

Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins Astronomer Helps Solve Stardust Mystery

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 15, 2014 9:30am


Images of the Milky Way show lots of stars, of course–but they also reveal lots of other stuff, including mysterious dark bands emanating from starlight. These are called diffuse interstellar bands (DIBs), and they’ve baffled astronomers since they were first discovered in 1922 by Mary Lea Hager, a graduate student at the time.

Astronomers study objects in space by looking at the light they emit. DIBs are interruptions in the light spectrum–which indicates that something between Earth and the star had absorbed that light. But what, and how? The going theory is that unusually large, complex molecules are the culprits, but there’s been no way for astronomers to prove that one way or another. Read More →

Featured, Schools

Baltimore Schools Still Need to Fill 190 Teaching Positions

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 15, 2014 9:23am

Baltimore schools

As a new school year draws near, public schools are looking to fill their last vacant teaching positions. Baltimore County has to fill 32 spots, Howard County just 18. Baltimore City has to fill a whopping 190.

Of course, that’s an improvement over where we started. The head of the city school district’s human resources division told WJZ the district “started out with over 400 vacancies.” Apparently, amid a surplus of teachers last year, the district failed to start hiring new teachers early enough. Read More →

Lifeline, Schools

Feds Investigate Hopkins over Response to Sexual Assault

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 7:52am

Sexual assault at Johns Hopkins

A federal complaint that alleges Johns Hopkins University violated Title IX — a law against gender discrimination — in its response to sexual assault on campus has led to a federal investigation. The university has pledged its “full cooperation” with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in the investigation.

University spokesman Dennis O’Shea told the Associated Press that the school is not aware of the content of the federal complaint. But they’re certainly aware of the complaint two students filed in May that accused Hopkins of violating Title IX in failing to notify students of an alleged gang rape committed by members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity in 2013. That complaint also alleged that Hopkins allowed the fraternity to continue to host social events during the rape investigation. Read More →

Schools, Sponsored Post

Students Express Themselves With Music, Drama, and Visual Arts at Calvert School

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 12:00pm

Calvert School


The Arts at Calvert School

Our students are bright, inquisitive, and creative. Throughout their years at Calvert, they are given significant opportunities in music, theater, dance, visual arts, digital arts, art history, and much more. These components of our curriculum are equally as important to the learning process as our strong academic program.

Students express themselves in imaginative ways and are encouraged to broaden their educational experience while expanding their talents. Our facilities include an auditorium that’s used for Lower School drama productions and special events, a Black Box Theater, which is home to our Middle School performers, a dance studio, and two beautifully-lit art studios.

Health and Fitness, Schools

No More Smoking at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 9:56am

Smoking is a major public health issue, so it makes sense that our city’s biggest school of public health–the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins–has now banned all tobacco use from its property, including buildings, facilities, and vehicles. And yes, e-cigarettes are included.
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Culture, Featured, Schools

Johns Hopkins and MICA Finally Take Filmmaking Seriously

12 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 9:45am


You can’t walk five blocks in Baltimore anymore without running into a film crew, from Veep to House of Cards to whatever movie is trying to approximate DC this week. The Maryland Film Fest gets more awesome every year. Matt Porterfield is famous. It’s undeniable that Baltimore’s film culture is on the rise.

For years, though, one major stumbling block has been the city’s universities’ lack of serious filmmaking programs. Although it’s had a film and media studies department since 1995, Johns Hopkins didn’t offer a strong emphasis on film production in its film and media studies major until recently; MICA never put filmmaking on the same level as sculpture, painting, or digital art. But that’s all about to change in a major way.
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