Tilghman elementary students get a lesson in bullying

Tilghman Elementary School students got a lesson in bullying on Monday in a way that Talbot County Public Schools Interim Superintendent Kelly Griffith said the students could relate to. Monday, Sept. 30 was the anti-bullying kickoff day for Tilghman Elementary School. Students got a chance to see "The Anti-Bullying Plays: By the Kids For the Kids" — a play written by Maryland middle school students and performed by Adventure Theatre. (Star-Democrat)

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Wilde Lake Middle community asks for renovation now

The message from the community was resounding: the oldest middle school in Howard County is in dire need of a facelift. After a public hearing and work session, the Howard County Board of Education approved a $96.4 million capital budget request for fiscal year 2015 that includes funds for construction at Wilde Lake Middle School. Earlier, nearly two dozen students, teachers, parents and community members spoke in favor of the proposed renovation, delivering at times emotional testimony that the school is not up to the standards of other middle schools. (Patuxent)

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SAT Scores: In Montgomery, Rockville High is up and Seneca Valley falls

The latest SAT college entrance exam scores, released Thursday, show that students at 11 of Montgomery County ‘s 25 high schools earned higher scores last spring than their peers had the year before. (Wash. Post)

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Columbia's Robinson Nature Center gets 'green' designation

Columbia's James & Anne Robinson Nature Center is a certified "green" attraction, County Executive Ken Ulman and the Department of Recreation & Parks announced. The center, which opened in September 2011, received the "Maryland Green Travel Attraction Partner" designation from the Maryland Office of Tourism based on its energy-efficient operations and educational outreach focused on sustainability. (Patuxent)

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Upper Marlboro school shares its 'green' with the community

Beneath Barack Obama Elementary School runs a series of geothermal tubes that heat the school. Sixth-grader Xander Summerlot, 11, doesn’t think it’s practical for his house, but he said he enjoyed learning about it and other environmentally friendly initiatives at his school. “It’s really cool,” Summerlot said. “I did not know there was that much stuff.” (Gazette)

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Sept. 30 // Prince George’s Board of Education partners with Panasonic Foundation

The Prince George’s County Board of Education, facing a rocky start in a new era of school governance, has entered into a short-term agreement with a corporate foundation to help ease its transition from an elected board to a hybrid board with government oversight. Panasonic, which has affiliations with school systems in Elizabeth, N.J., San Diego and Connecticut, will assist the county during the next nine months to navigate the governance structure approved by state lawmakers in April. (Wash. Post)

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University of Maryland golf course could make way for an ‘academic village’ development

The University of Maryland is considering a plan that could replace its renowned golf course with an “academic village” of housing and retail as well as a parkway from Interstate 95 that would create a new entrance to the university. But the plan has riled neighbors who say the course is a community treasure that should be preserved. For more than five decades, the 150 acres of rolling green has been a favorite of college students and area golfers attracted by its twilight specials. (Wash. Post)

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Despite a rise in demand for MBAs, not all business schools are enrolling more students

The number of applications to full-time MBA programs has begun to rebound following the economic downturn, but that doesn’t mean schools around the Washington region took in more students this year. Universities play an admissions game each year that requires them to balance the number of applications they receive with the number of desks they have available and their desire to push admissions standards higher by selecting top students. (Wash. Post)

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