Education Notes

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Students and Parents Are Invited to College Fair

The National Association for College Admission will host the Montgomery County public school system's annual college fair next week.

Representatives from about 350 colleges, universities and technical schools will answer questions and offer information on admission, academic programs, financial aid, campus visits and other topics.

Junior classes will attend the fair at scheduled intervals between 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and 9:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Parents and high school or middle school students may attend the fair's night session from 6:30 to 8:30 Wednesday. It includes a financial aid workshop from 7 to 8.

The free fair will be at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 16 Chestnut St. in Gaithersburg. For information, call 703-836-2222.

Montgomery Teachers Win Service Awards

Annual awards from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund will be presented to four Montgomery County public school teachers at individual ceremonies this month.

The $1,000 veteran teacher awards, which are given to educators with at least five years' experience, will go to Ridgeview Middle School's Autumn Moore, Takoma Park Middle School's Bryan Goehring and Pyle Middle School's Jennifer Goodstein.

Sequoyah Elementary School's Jaclyn Klueger will receive the fund's $500 first-year teacher award.

The Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education will choose one of the three veteran teachers to be the Montgomery County teacher of the year. The winner will be announced at a dinner April 21 and compete in the statewide contest.

Greenblatt was a teacher and Montgomery County Board of Education member and president. She worked in the 1970s and '80s as an advocate for the Advanced Placement program and "to raise academic standards for students, eliminate frivolous courses, decrease class sizes, increase the budget allocated to the classroom, teachers and books, and eliminate truancy," according to the fund's Web site.

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Silver Spring Teacher Is Finalist for National Award

Silver Spring International Middle School's George Mayo has been chosen as a finalist for Comcast and Cable in the Classroom's fifth annual Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards.

The English teacher is one of 47 national finalists and the only finalist from Montgomery County. Classroom educators, administrators, college faculty and community leaders nationwide were eligible.

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