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Baltimore Teachers Could Face Layoffs

0 Written by: | Monday, Feb 02, 2015 3:27pm

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Baltimore City schools CEO Gregory Thornton

Teachers’ jobs could be on the line in Baltimore City if Gov. Larry Hogan’s first budget passes as-is. Superintendent Gregory Thornton has already started tossing around the “L” word. Read More →

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Father and Son: An Annotated Bibliography

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015 10:12am

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University of Baltimore MFA student Michael B. Tager remembers his father’s recommended reading, and vice versa — and invites us to read between the (loving) lines.

Berenstain Bears Go Out For the Team, 1983

I am in his lap, his stubbly cheek against the top of my head, his deep voice patiently reading the childish prose. The Berenstain Bears are all I want him to read, though I have dozens of other children’s books.

Brother and Sister play pee-wee baseball. I relate, though our umpires and coaches don’t wear menacing sunglasses. Brother and Sister also play catch with Father. My father isn’t very good at catch but he plays with me, saying, “Relax,” and “Straighten your elbow.” Read More →

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Come See All that Park School Has to Offer

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 12:00pm

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The Park School welcomes prospective families to attend one of several admission events and discover the remarkable teaching and learning that is distinctive to a Park education.


 

January Lunch and Learn at Friends School of Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 15, 2014 4:25pm

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At Friends School of Baltimore you’ll find students who are passionate about learning and open to all the possibilities a Friends education affords. Visiting our campus and spending a day with students who are excited to share with you all that is special about this vibrant community is the best way to experience Friends.
Karen Dates Dunmore ’82
Director of Admission, Financial Aid and Outreach

 

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Consider Calvert School on November 18th

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 12:00pm

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You’re invited! Join us for a Considering Calvert Day!

Prospective parents are invited to visit Calvert School for an opportunity to learn more about our unique philosophy and approach to education. Middle School student ambassadors will give tours of the School and provide insight into life as Calvert students. The event will conclude with a question and answer session hosted by Administrators.

Considering Calvert Day will take place from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For more information about the admission process, please inquire on our website.

Calvert School is an independent lower and middle school for boys and girls.

105 Tuscany Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
(410) 243-6054
info@calvertschoolmd.org

 

 

 

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Visit McDonogh School and Discover a Love of Learning

0 Written by: | Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 12:00pm

McDonogh School

Why not begin at the beginning?

Come and visit McDonogh’s Lower School to learn why it is so important (and so much fun) to begin your child’s formal education right here! Read More →

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

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

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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.

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At the Waldorf School of Baltimore Students Compose and Illustrate Their Own Textbooks

0 Written by: | Monday, Aug 11, 2014 3:00pm

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IN THE LOWER SCHOOL math, reading, and writing are introduced in ways that nurture students’ natural curiosity. Subjects are brought to life through stories. Drama, painting, and drawing are used to lead students in learning beyond the memorization of facts. Students compose and illustrate their own textbooks – one of the unique aspects of a Waldorf education.

Throughout the lower school students take part in activities that promote independence and personal responsibility. They work in teams to solve problems. Students collaborate on assignments, such as building a shelter on the Waldorf campus using natural resources found in their environment. Students begin to understand that cooperation is essential for individuals and groups.

Contact the Admissions Office for more information at 410-367-6808
ext. 202 or admissions@twsb.org

 

 

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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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