So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) seeks volunteers to join the school system’s Family Life Advisory Committee for the 2022-2023 school year. The committee will review and make recommendations on instructional materials to be included in the CCPS kindergarten through Grade 12 health education program related to family life and human sexuality education. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source...
The Board of Education’s next regular meeting is 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9. The Board will meet in person at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building. The Starkey Building is located at 5980 Radio Station Road in La Plata. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Associate Professor Antonio Ugues Jr. Featured in The Deseret News Gretchen Phillips August 02, 2022 - 10:47 am August 02, 2022 Antonio Ugues Jr., associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was featured in an article in “The Deseret News” called “The rising tide of authoritarianism.” “Democracy is in retreat,” said Ugues in the article. “Authoritarianism is not just on the rise, but really flexing...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has released its open house schedule for the 2022-23 school year. Listed below are open house dates and times, and other activities for schools. Please call the specific school with questions about open house events. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Professor of History Christine Adams Interviewed for "In House Warrior" Lee Capristo August 01, 2022 - 12:59 pm August 01, 2022 Professor of History Christine Adams was interviewed by Richard Levick for the podcast, "In House Warrior" to answer the question, "Is the U.S. Supreme Court the New Bastille?" In the interview, Adams compares the nearly 100 years of unsettled French governments more than a century ago to the current divisiveness in America and the transformation of American...
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) has released orientation and meet and greet schedules for the 2022-2023 school year. Listed below are orientation dates and times, and other activities for schools. Specific questions about orientation events should be directed to individual schools. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Faculty Promotions to Take Effect August 1 Gretchen Phillips July 29, 2022 - 3:56 pm July 29, 2022 Congratulations to our newly promoted faculty members, whose positions take effect Monday, Aug. 1. Promoted to associate professor: Tristan Cai (art) joined the faculty in 2016. His multi-disciplinary art practice reflects on the ways in which we socially construct knowledge in our image-saturated epoch. Cai has received the San Francisco Art Institute MFA Fellowship Award, an...
St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda Jordan Named COPLAC President-Elect Gretchen Phillips July 28, 2022 - 11:44 am July 28, 2022 St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda C. Jordan has carried the College’s core values with her as a member of the executive committee for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), to which she was recently named president-elect earlier this summer. “I am honored for the opportunity to serve as president-elect of COPLAC,”...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The St. Mary's County Public Schools' Ethics Panel will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. For more information, call 301-475-5511, ext. 32178.
Superintendent of Schools Maria Navarro, Ed.D., today announced additional Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) administrative appointments and recent administrative moves. Diedra Barnett, assistant principal at J.P. Ryon Elementary School, has been named acting principal at Ryon. Barnett replaces Ryon Principal Melinda Tyler, Ed.D., who is leaving her position with CCPS. Barnett has been an administrator at Ryon since 2018 and taught at various CCPS schools prior to pursuing an...
Assistant Professor Freedman Interviewed by NYT Magazine Lee Capristo July 22, 2022 - 4:53 pm July 22, 2022 Gili Freedman, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed recently about the research she and her collaborators have done on ghosting in The New York Times Magazine. Visit the NYT online to read the article, "How to Recover from Being Ghosted."
Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
The Workgroup to Study the Fiscal and Operational Viability of Public-Private Partnerships for Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) will meet on Wednesday, July 27, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building in La Plata. Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
Christine Baker, rising senior at North Point High School, is the overall winner of the 2022 Charles County Fair art contest. Her artwork is displayed as the cover of the Charles County Fair Guide. She was chosen as this year’s winner by the Charles County Fair Board and Charles County Public Schools (CCPS). Charles County Public Schools only posts a snippet of the story in their RSS feeds. To read the rest of the article, refer to the Source Document
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135 LEONARDTOWN, MD – Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, announces the administrative appointments made by the Board of Education at its meeting of July 20, 2022. The Board appointed Ms. Candice Berthiaume as Assistant Principal, 11 month, at Greenview Knolls Elementary School. Ms...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 20, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135 LEONARDTOWN, MD – St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) is accepting applications for full-day Pre-Kindergarten 4/Head Start 4 for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. Pre-Kindergarten Roundup events will be held the week of July 25, 2022, at each of the St. Mary’s County Libraries to...
Asst. Professor Daniel Tobiansky Lends His Expertise on Woodpecker Head Banging to Scientific American Daniel Tobiansky July 14, 2022 - 2:23 pm July 14, 2022 Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Daniel Tobiansky was quoted in Scientific American about a paper recently published in Current Biology called "Woodpeckers minimize cranial absorption of shocks" by Van Wassenbergh et al. as a scientist not involved in the publication. The author of the popular science magazine article quotes...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 18, 2022 Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178 LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will be meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, with an executive session beginning at 8:00 a.m., followed by an open meeting at 9:00 a.m. The public may also watch the meeting live via www.smcps.org/streaming. For more details, please call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32177.
The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland Earns National Awards Gretchen Phillips July 18, 2022 - 10:29 am July 18, 2022 The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland has earned two national awards in 2022. The immersive art experience, constructed on St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s campus, honors the story of resilience, persistence, and creative problem-solving that defined the lives of the enslaved individuals that lived in St. Mary’s City between 1750...
Assistant Professor Lorena Torres-Martínez and colleagues published in Molecular Ecology Lorena Torres-… July 13, 2022 - 12:49 pm July 13, 2022 Assistant Professor of Biology Lorena Torres-Martínez and colleagues recently had their research work titled "Microbial mediation of salinity stress response varies by plant genotype and provenance over time" accepted for publication in the journal Molecular Ecology (https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16603). Torres-Martínez and collaborators used...
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