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Business and Community Leaders Learn About ACT’s WorkKeys Program at Hagerstown Community College

Posted on:Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 @ 2:54 pm

Hagerstown Community College wants to launch drive to boost workers, employers

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Hagerstown Community College President Jim Klauber Spoke About Closing Skills Gap at Washington County Chamber of Commerce Eggs and Issues Meeting

Posted on:Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 11:29 pm

Hagerstown Community College President Jim Klauber spoke Wednesday about the skills gap in Washington County, and how HCC is working to partner with local businesses to close the divide. He was the featured speaker at the monthly Eggs and Issues breakfast hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce. Herald Mail: Hagerstown Community College working …

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Hagerstown Community College to Host Session on How Apprenticeship Can Grow Business October 3rd 11 AM – 1 PM

Posted on:Thursday, September 13th, 2018 @ 9:56 pm

Maryland offers valuable tax incentives and training reimbursements for registered apprenticeship employers. Please push this out to your personal network. This is a great opportunity for our business community to learn how the apprenticeship program works. Hagerstown Community College Apprenticeship for Small Business Technical Innovation CenterMaryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

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Upcoming Trainings for Washington County Public Schools Education Foundation Super Reader Program

Posted on:Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 @ 9:51 pm

Gentle Reminder: Training to be a Super Readers tutor is Monday, 9/17/18 and Tuesday, 9/18/18 from 10-11 AM. Super Readers tutor training, attend 1 of the following sessions: Monday 9/17/18 10-11am @ Paramount Elementary RSVP by Wednesday 9/12/18): www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4daaa72ca1fc1-super OR Tuesday 9/18/18 10-11am @ Pangborn Elementary RSVP by Wednesday 9/12/18): www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4DAAA72CA1FC1-super1

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Maryland to Replace PARCC Test with New Standardized Test

Posted on:Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 @ 9:47 pm

Maryland officials are dropping the state’s standardized test — known by parents, teachers and students as simply PARCC — in favor of something shorter and they hope more popular. Maryland is one of just a handful of states still giving the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests, once used in dozens …

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Washington County Public Schools Career Technology Education and Washington County Technical High School Highlighted in Herald Mail Article: Increase in Enrollment Cited

Posted on:Saturday, September 8th, 2018 @ 9:32 pm

Washington County Public Schools Career Technology Education (CTE) program and Tech High provide students with incredible opportunities. These pathways develop students who are college and career ready. Washington County, which offers career technology education at all high and middle schools as well as at the technical high school, is seeing the same trend. Cody Pine, …

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Informative Guide to FAFSA–Free Application for Federal Student Loan–in Autumn Edition of At Home Places

Posted on:Thursday, September 6th, 2018 @ 9:21 pm

To qualify for student aid in the United States, you must complete the FAFSA® (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The U.S. Department of Education uses the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for federal student aid, including low-cost loans, grants, and work-study. The FAFSA may also determine your eligibility for state and school aid as …

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Washington County Public Schools pre-K students receive dozens of books through grant

Posted on:Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 @ 9:17 pm

The books are part of WCPS’ push for more early education. Made possible by a $2 million Striving Readers’ Comprehensive Literacy Grant from the Maryland State Department of Education, all 955 currently enrolled pre-K students will receive their own box, according to Lura Hanks, supervisor of English language art and social studies. The books are …

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Washington County Public School officials: Several factors behind higher test results

Posted on:Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 @ 9:13 pm

Highlights: WCPS Mathematics grades 3 – 8 scores show an increase of 7.5 percentage points in proficiency levels from 2017 to 2018. The State reported one percentage point of growth over last school year in the same area. WCPS English Language Arts grades 3 – 8 scores show an increase of 6.6 percentage points in …

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Washington County Public Schools Test Scores Improve

Posted on:Monday, September 3rd, 2018 @ 9:01 pm

On Aug. 28, the Maryland State Department of Education released the results, which showed considerable progress for WCPS from the 2016-17 school year to 2017-18, including a number of record-high district numbers.We are the only county in Maryland that increased in both English/language arts and math by 5 percentage points or more. Herald Mail: Professional …

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