Educating Maryland Kids » school http://educatingmarylandkids.org Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:38:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Back to School http://educatingmarylandkids.org/2012/08/28/back-to-school/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=back-to-school http://educatingmarylandkids.org/2012/08/28/back-to-school/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:07:43 +0000 DREAMer http://educatingmarylandkids.org/?p=278 This is an exciting week for many Maryland students. Some kids are entering kindergarten; some are starting their freshman year of high school; and others are entering their first year of college.

As a high school teacher, I’ve seen many of my students graduate and realize their dreams of going to a Maryland college or university. Unfortunately, I’ve also seen students’ dreams crushed after being denied in-state tuition despite graduating from a Maryland high school and being accepted to a Maryland college or university.

A year from now, many of today’s high school seniors will be starting their first semester at a Maryland public college. However, unless we defend the Maryland DREAM Act, some students who graduate from Maryland high schools and receive acceptance letters to Maryland colleges will be denied in-state tuition.

Don’t let another year go by where Maryland students who graduate from Maryland high schools are not allowed to pay in-state tuition.

Make a small contribution today so that no Maryland student’s dreams are crushed next year. 

Kathleen Callaghan
English Teacher
Digital Harbor High School

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Freshman Year http://educatingmarylandkids.org/2012/06/28/freshman-year/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=freshman-year http://educatingmarylandkids.org/2012/06/28/freshman-year/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:23:55 +0000 DREAMer http://educatingmarylandkids.org/?p=155 When I was a freshman in high school I remember coming home with my first midterm report: all A’s except 2 B’s.

For my mother, who was then a college professor working on her PhD, those grades were not good enough.

When she saw them, she said, “Why are you failing, did you join a gang or something?” My mother really emphasized the importance of education.

What are your memories from freshman year of high school? Like this post and share your memories with us on Facebook.

- Yves
Yves Gomes
Paint Branch High School
Class of 2010

 

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