Md. school plans picked as models for innovation

July 10, 1992

WASHINGTON -- School programs in St. Mary's and Prince George's counties were among the winners yesterday as the New American Schools Development Corp., announced selection of 11 designs for innovative elementary schools.

The New American Schools Corp., was formed a year ago at President Bush's request to finance new school systems that communities across the country can copy.

Among the winners is a joint project of the Johns Hopkins University, St. Mary's County public schools and the Maryland ,, State Department of Education.

It calls for restructuring four elementary schools in the Lexington Park area in St. Mary's. The "Roots and Wings" program will focus on instilling in children from birth to age 11 a strong foundation in basic reading, writing, math, science and social studies skills.

Another winner was ATLAS Communities, Providence, R.I., with initial school sites in Prince George's County and other cities.

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