Howard teacher chosen
Edward Nawrocki, the department chairman and earth science teacher at Howard High School, has been selected to participate in Project ESTEEM, Earth Science Teachers Exploring Exemplary Materials.
Nawrocki will attend Harvard University July 6-24 and will develop hands-on earth science education activities for students grades seven to 12.
The project, sponsored by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Harvard's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, is financed by the National Science Foundation.
Schools on TV
Dasher Green Elementary School and Elkridge Elementary School will be among the first schools in the country to be featured on "Teacher TV," a nationwide show exploring changes in schools while featuring strategies, resources and interviews.
The two schools were selected because each exemplified positive change in teaching and student learning.
The program will air on the Learning Channel next spring.
The Columbia Association has received approval from the Public Service Commission to discount fares on Columbia buses (ColumBus) for teens enrolled as full-time students in the county school system.
A one-year identification card will entitle students to 25 cents off the fare.
The total family income must meet the Housing Urban Development Section 8 guidelines.
Applications are available from school guidance counselors, middle school principals and the Columbia Membership Service Center in The Mall in Columbia.