2 high schools on `It's Academic'

EDUCATION NOTES

October 14, 2007

Teams of top students from Archbishop Spalding High School and South River High School competed with a team from South Carroll High School of Sykesville on It's Academic, a high school quiz program.

South Carroll won the match, which will air at 10 a.m. Saturday on WJZ-TV, Channel 13.

The Archbishop Spalding team consists of captain Erin Butler, Christina Ross and Paul Devlin. The faculty moderator is Michael Lindahl.

The show is sponsored by Giant Food and Morgan State University. The host of the program is David Zahren.

Discussions set on achievement gap

The county schools will hold community forums Tuesday to discuss efforts to close the achievement gap among student groups in special education placement and discipline.

Moderators will present updated data on the progress being made and provide tips for parents and community members on how they can help students succeed. They also will lead a panel discussion featuring county students.

The forums will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at:

Boys and Girls Club of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, 21 S. Villa Ave., Annapolis.

New Life Fellowship Baptist Church, 7605 Harmans Road, Hanover.

Ralph J. Bunche Community Center, 374 Mill Swamp Road, Edgewater.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church Magothy, 6178 Artic Drive, Pasadena.

Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church, 429 Asbury Drive, Severna Park.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, 6922 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie.

Information session on master's degree

McDaniel College will hold an information session Thursday about its new master's degree program in human resources development at McDaniel's new site in Arundel Mills mall.

Human resources coordinator Kathleen Bovard will talk about the program and answer questions at the session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in seminar room 110 at the mall in Hanover.

RSVP to lhoffman@mcdan iel.edu or call 410-857-2512 or visit www.mcdaniel.edu/graduate.

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