Rideout named to National PTA

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Judge Stephen W. Rideout (ret.) of Cambridge, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for National PTA. Based in Washington, DC, National PTA is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, comprising millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders. As one of only 25 members […]

Dorchester kindergarteners show gains

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2017 showed the largest percentage-point increase in school readiness over the previous year of any Maryland jurisdiction, according to data made public by the Maryland State Department of Education. Results from Maryland’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) released recently showed that 44 percent of the […]

Partners host healthy eating event

CAMBRIDGE — Sandy Hill Elementary School and Dorchester Career and Technology Center collaborated with several community partners to host 15 Sandy Hill families at a recent healthy eating educational event. The purpose of the evening, organized by The Judy Center, was to demonstrate how families can eat healthy and delicious meals on a budget. Parents […]

Dorchester students improving at faster rate than state average

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County students’ results in the latest Maryland state assessments show an improvement generally exceeding that of the state.Progress was particularly marked in Dorchester County’s middle schools, with the aggregate increase in the number of students at level 4 or 5 in grades 6 through 8 reaching 7 percentage points. South Dorchester K-8’s […]

Superintendent Mitchell out, returns to job

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools announced Tuesday that Superintendent Dr. Diana Mitchell had taken a leave of absence. It lasted less than a week. On Monday morning, the Board of Education published a statement saying, “Dr. Diana Mitchell has returned and resumed her duties at Dorchester County Public Schools. Welcome back!” In the interim, […]

Maryland Meals adds new schools for 2019

BALTIMORE – The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded $7.55 million in State funds to 485 schools selected to participate in Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an alternative breakfast delivery program that provides students with free, in-classroom breakfast. The funds supplement the federal reimbursement that schools receive through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

McGinnis named Interim Cambridge Center Director

WYE MILLS — Chesapeake College President Dr. Clifford P. Coppersmith Monday announced that Cambridge resident Amber Tolley McGinnis will serve as Interim Director of the Cambridge Center effective Aug. 16. A college faculty member since 2008, Ms. McGinnis is an Assistant Professor of Communications and has been the Honors Program Director since 2015. “As a […]

DCTC SkillsUSA Chapter gets national recognition

CAMBRIDGE — The SkillsUSA chapter at Dorchester Career and Technical Center has been named one of 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally recognized as a “Model of Excellence” for 2018, the only Maryland school to win this coveted designation. The school is also one of eight finalists for one of SkillsUSA’s top national awards. One of the […]

German students tour Dorchester businesses

CAMBRIDGE — A group of German college students spent last week touring businesses in Dorchester County, in an ongoing exchange program between Dorchester County and our “sister” county of Dueren, Germany. The students and a supervisor are selected to continue their studies by looking at the American way, and in this case, the Dorchester County […]

Dorchester is first to join new apprenticeship program

CAMBRIDGE – Big news – it was announced July 17 that Dorchester County will be the first Maryland county to join the newly expanded Apprenticeship Maryland Program. Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford visited the Board of Education Tuesday afternoon, along with Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly Schulz and Maryland State Department of […]