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  • Andree W. Williams, educator

    Andree W. Williams, educator
    Andree W. Williams, a former Roland Park Country School educator and a gardener, died Jan. 30 of heart failure at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. She was 89. Andree Louise Wood was born and raised in Fort Thomas, Ky., where she graduated...
  • Lynchburg woman earns global recognition for digital business

    Lynchburg woman earns global recognition for digital business
    In today's modern world, books aren't the only tool for teaching kids how to read. "American kids have access to amazing technology, when it comes to education and learning how to read," said Isabelle Duston, a Lynchburg resident and entrepreneur....
  • Edward V.C. Nicol, SSA employee

    Edward V.C. Nicol, SSA employee
    Edward V.C. Nicol, a retired Social Security Administration public affairs representative who earned the name of "Mr. Meals on Wheels" for his more than three decades of volunteer work, died Jan. 13 of pneumonia at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland in...
  • The benefits and challenges of raising bilingual children

    The benefits and challenges of raising bilingual children
    The benefits and challenges of raising bilingual children Growing up in Argentina, Monica Fetzer remembers times when she wanted to speak only Spanish. But her parents, the children of German immigrants, spoke German in their home. They sent Monica...
  • Harry D. Grunwell, retired Army warrant officer and linguist, dies at 66

    Harry D. Grunwell, retired Army warrant officer and linguist, dies at 66
    Harry Dutton Grunwell, a retired Army warrant officer with a talent for linguistics and computers, died Dec. 5 at Howard County General Hospital from complications of multiple sclerosis. The Marriottsville resident was 66. Mr. Grunwell was born in Ogden,...
  • 'Amazing Race' finale recap, Goat farmers for the win!

    'Amazing Race' finale recap, Goat farmers for the win!
    Previously on "The Amazing Race," there were 11 teams. Some of them were really awesome, and some were not. Phil Keoghan eliminated a lot of them, and now the lucky remaining few are in Spain. It all ends tonight, you know, so I hope you have some comfort...
  • Howard elementary schools offer lessons in Chinese, Spanish

    When you enter Julie Chang's world languages class at Waverly Elementary School in Ellicott City, you leave English at the door. Then, if you know the answer to a question and are told to "qing ju shou," you raise your hand. If you're told, "bu shou hua,"...
  • Burbank Unified moves toward dual-language learning

    Burbank Unified moves toward dual-language learning
    Burbank Unified is moving to join the growing trend of dual-language education — a system that in neighboring Glendale has spread like wildfire as parents eagerly sign their students up to be fluent in one of six languages by the time they...
  • Chocolate: The PA Connection -- 12/16/2012

    Chocolate: The PA Connection -- 12/16/2012
    Chocolate: The PA Connection Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:30PM The Historical Societs of Montgomery County Norristown, PA What better way to start the holiday and winter season than with a cup of hot chocolate. The aroma of chocolate wafts in the...
  • Learning foreign language has advantages outside Martinsville High School classrooms

    Learning foreign language has advantages outside Martinsville High School classrooms
    Thursday, Ana Santiago, a native Spanish speaker, showed her English speaking friends how to bargain. "We're mostly making a traditional Mexican or Hispanic culture Market," Santiago said. Martinsville High School called Thursday, Dia de Mercado, or...
  • We need to move education forward, not back

    It's not just about the reading, writing and arithmetic. We send our children to school each day so they learn a variety of skills beyond those that just meet graduation requirements. Students need skills that will allow them to be successful no matter...