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|02-06-2013, 01:40 PM||#1|
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Chas: T.C. Martin to be honored for gifted educati
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T.C. Martin to be honored for gifted education program
T.C Martin Elementary School was recently named a recipient of the Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) award by the Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education. The recognition program honors elementary, middle and high schools that offer gifted and talented programs that model excellence and focus on improving levels of student achievement. T.C. Martin is one of eight Maryland schools that received the EGATE award this year. Martin is Charles County's third elementary school to receive the award recognition. Last year, Dr. James Craik and William B. Wade elementary schools received the EGATE designation. The school will be honored at a state reception Feb. 28 at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. As an EGATE recipient, Martin will receive a Governor's citation, EGATE school banner and plaque. The program was launched in 2010 by the Maryland State Department of Education and the State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education. To be considered for the program, schools submit a comprehensive application that includes documentation that demonstrates their program is aligned with criteria outlined in the Maryland Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Education program guidelines. Criteria are focused on six program components, and include: a student identification process; challenging curriculum and instruction, including a focus on content, instructional strategies and learning environment; professional qualified teachers; professional development; program management to ensure excellence; and evaluation for program improvement. In addition to recognition, Martin will serve as a model EGATE school and must reapply every fourth year in order to maintain their EGATE status. Details on the program and supporting criteria are located on the Maryland State Department of Education's website at http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/msde. Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
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