March 5, 2012
A high school English class at Baltimore City College will be featured in a virtual field trip Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., where students and teachers nationwide can go to the Folger Shakespeare Library and discover techniques for reading and understanding Shakespeare language. An English I class at City was filmed for the documentary film, which will be featured on PBS and online in the coming weeks. According to a description of the fim, we'll see "a high school classroom in Baltimore to see students grappling with the language of Shakespeare and using performance to discover meaning, take a trip backstage with professional actors rehearsing for a Shakespeare performance, see original documents relating to Shakespeare's life and times, and enjoy special behind-the-scenes access to the Folger.
December 1, 2011
In response to your report on Baltimore City's population decline, since most of the people leaving are parents with school-age children, the city must consider ways to compete with the county schools ("Grow the city's population, but don't stop there," Nov. 29). Here are some ways Baltimore City could improve public education for its students: •Raise funds to cover costs by floating bonds, while seeking donations of money, books and supplies and holding fundraisers such as bazaars, festivals, ticketed performances and auctions.
November 3, 2011
First Generation College Bound is participating in the Greater Washington Give to the Max Day event on Nov. 9 through Razoo to help raise money for nonprofits in the area, http://give2max.razoo.com/ . Prizes for nonprofits that raise the most money that day. FGCB will be using the money raised for its College Access Program . The program helps low- to middle-income seniors at Laurel, Central, Potomac, Parkdale and Fairmont Heights high...
August 19, 2011
Auditions Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts for its 35th anniversary season. Regular rehearsals begin Sept. 6 and are held from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays at Hammond High School in Columbia. To schedule an audition, call 410-730-8549 or go to procantare.org. Baseball Tryouts will be held for the Elkridge Hurricanes' 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U and 16U travel baseball teams on Sunday, Aug. 21, Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 at Rockburn Branch Park, Howard High School and Long Reach High School.
July 21, 2011
Career development trainer Brian Smith knows that finding a job requires more than excellent job skills. It also requires a job seeker to excel in applying for and interviewing for positions. Smith seeks to get them back on track with career development courses, which are among the many classes his Laurel-based nonprofit organization, EduSerc, offers to adults. "We have been experiencing an increase of individuals who have become comfortable being out of work and have lost the thought process to keep a job or maintain a job," Smith said.
June 14, 2011
Linda Flaherty has been teaching at Mayo Elementary School in Edgewater for so long that she says her first students are now approaching their mid-50s. She was hired out of college in 1967, when Lyndon B. Johnson was president and the first Super Bowl was held. As Tuesday marked the end of the school year for students in Anne Arundel County, Flaherty officially retired after 44 years in the system. She capped a career that has seen many approaches to education while teaching several members of the same family — including siblings, parents, aunts and uncles.