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Sports Star? Art Star? Math Stars Shine at Mathnasium

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 11:00am

inner_mainImage_aboutParents are willing to do just about anything to help their children succeed. Whether it’s athletics, art, or music, we spend thousands of dollars every year helping our kids become the star quarterback, the lead in the play, or the featured soloist in the concert.

But what about math?

Just like organizations that serve to enhance a child’s sports skills, artistic ability or musical talent, Mathnasium attracts gifted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students and helps them master math. All of the instructors at Mathnasium are highly competent up to or beyond calculus.

“We have the brain power to help any student looking to take their math competency to the next level,” says Jim Trexler, Center Director of Mathnasium of Roland Park. “About 30 percent of our kids are working beyond their grade level, we expect that trend to continue.” Read More →

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Be Smart About Homeschooling-Investigate The Mathnasium Method

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 09, 2014 12:00pm

 

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The number of children getting their education in a homeschooled setting is increasing and will continue to do so. Most parents providing homeschooling can sufficiently provide a sound, base level math education using their homeschooling tools and connections. “However, it is not uncommon for the parent to “hit a wall” when their child begins to enter the world of algebra”, says Jim Trexler, Mathnasium of Roland Park, Center Director. At this point, the parent begins exploring options with fellow homeschooling parents. Those options range from teaming with other parents, on-line tools, individual tutors, and supplemental learning companies like Mathnasium. Read More →

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Carrying on the Calvert School Legacy of Tradition and Innovation

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 4:00pm

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Calvert School– Cultivating A Passion For Education in Your Child

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 16, 2014 4:00pm

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Striving For Academic Excellence at Calvert School

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 09, 2014 3:00pm

Calvert SchoolAcademic Excellence

At Calvert School, the youngest students begin their education with a focus on the fundamentals. Children are taught the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic to develop a mastery of these subjects through their course of study in the Lower School.

As early as Fifth Age, children are learning reading and math skills, as well as being introduced to a foreign language. Beginning in the Seventh Age, students learn the formal Calvert Script and how to develop and write compositions. Also at this time, students begin to keep folder papers, a collection of work that is corrected and perfected over the school year so that students learn from their mistakes and master those skills that will prepare them for future academic excellence.

By Tenth Age, students have mastered these fundamentals and are ready to enter the Calvert Middle School with a sense of purpose and pride in their work.

Featured, Schools

This Guy Seriously Is the Teacher of the Year

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 9:56am

 

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Sean McComb – Teacher of the Year

Teachers don’t get paid a whole lot of money, which is one reason it’s awesome that the person Maryland chooses to recognize as “teacher of the year” gets a check for $10,000. Many of us would take that money to buy a car, or pay off student loans, or just go out to many really, really nice dinners. But this year’s top teacher did something much more inspiring with his prize money.
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Schools

National Expert to Discuss the Benefits of an All-Girls Education

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 14, 2014 2:17pm

The National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) is hosting on Sunday, April 6 a free event for Baltimore area prospective families to learn about the effectiveness and unique environment of all-girls schools. Participating NCGS member schools include:

Baltimore Leadership School for Young WomenBryn Mawr SchoolGarrison Forest SchoolLillie May Carroll Jackson Charter School, Notre Dame of Maryland UniversityOldfields SchoolRoland Park Country SchoolSt. Paul’s School for Girls and St. Timothy’s School. Read More →

Culture

The Aquarium’s Blacktip Reef Exhibit Is a Big Success in Its First Six Months

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 2:00pm

photo via aqua.org

photo via aqua.org

Since opening six months ago, the National Aquarium’s $12.5 million Blacktip Reef exhibit is not only boosting attendance at the popular Baltimore attraction, but also its reputation as a leading conservation-focused organization. Data from an ongoing national survey conducted by IMPACTS Research & Development shows the opening of Blacktip Reef has further enhanced the National Aquarium’s reputation as a leading aquarium in the United States. Achieving the highest reputational ranking since this research has been collected, the Aquarium has risen from being perceived nationwide as one of the “top five” aquariums to solidifying its position in the number two slot of the “top three” aquariums in the U.S. Read More →

Schools

“Girl Power” at the Hopkins Applied Physics Lab Introduces Girls to Careers in Science

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 03, 2014 2:39pm

Applied Physics Lab - Kossiakoff Center

Applied Physics Lab – Kossiakoff Center

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will host a free introductory event for middle and high school girls about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on Sunday, March 9, from2 p.m.–5 p.m. on APL’s Laurel, Md., campus. “Girl Power” is a collaborative, annual effort between APL, the Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County and the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. More than 750 girls attended last year’s program.

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Baltimore to Steal Public Schools Chief from Milwaukee

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Feb 18, 2014 8:15am

Photo by Mark Hoffman, via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Greg Thornton. Photo by Mark Hoffman, via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Baltimore City Public Schools’ search for a new CEO ends today with their decision to hire Greg Thornton, the current superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, according to WBAL’s sources.

On the face of it, Thornton is well equipped to take over the position. Milwaukee’s school district is about the same size as Baltimore’s, with 78,000 students (to our 84,000 students) and a budget of a little over $1 billion (same here). Not only that, but Thornton oversaw enactment of a “major school facility plan” in Milwaukee, something we’re staring down the $1-billion barrel of, ourselves!

A Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article — written after he took over managment of Milwaukee Public Schools in 2010 — describes Thornton as “an optimistic sort who exudes energy and enthusiasm.” A WTMJ article from eight months later details his “losing battle” with “a micromanaging, fickle school board” that was preventing him from making changes necessary to raise up Milwaukee’s underperforming district. Read More →

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