Education Digest


Education Beat

News from Howard County schools and colleges

July 17, 2005

Proposed textbooks on public display at system headquarters

Social studies textbooks and textbook-related materials recommended for use in the Howard County schools for the first time are on display through Aug. 4 in the lobby at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Viewing times are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Forms will be available to comment on any of the proposed materials.

Information: 410-313-6622.

Additional sessions of Teens on Tour set

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is offering two more two-week sessions of "Teens on Tour Summer Camp," starting July 25 and Aug. 8.

Participants will travel with friends to amusement parks and out-of-state attractions (including a supervised overnight stay in a hotel). The cost is $425.

Information or registration: 410-313-4719, or

Study-skills class slated for middle school pupils

Stressless Tests, a program of the nonprofit HD Foundation of Howard County, will present a new summer study- and test-taking skills course for middle-school pupils entering seventh or eighth grade in the fall.

The four-day course will be held Tuesday through Friday at Burleigh Manor Middle School.

A second session will be held Aug. 16-19. The cost is $155.

Information or registration: Betty Caldwell, 410-740-4659.

HCC schedules new-student orientation

Howard Community College will offer new-student orientation sessions from 6 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. Aug. 23 and 9 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Aug. 26 in the college's Smith Theatre, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

First-time students at the college are encouraged and expected to attend. Parents are welcome.

Information: 410-772-4896.

Registration: 410-772-4430.

College taking applications for new honors program

Applications are being accepted for the fall semester of Howard Community College's new Frederick K. Schoenbrodt Honors Program, in which students learn in small, supportive classes and through field trips, speakers and cultural events.

The program is open to any student, full or part time, who meets academic eligibility standards.

Information: Professor Vladimir Marinich, 410-772-4946 or 410-772-4856; or vmarinich@

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