Discovering the Best Colleges in Maryland

Maryland is home to more than 100 great higher education institutions many of them located in the bustling and lively Baltimore area. Although every student has different needs, interests and personal circumstances that influence what they would consider the best college to suit their needs there are some schools that are generally considered to stand out as the best colleges in Maryland. Here is a little about just a few of them.

Best Colleges in Maryland – Johns Hopkins University – Mention the subject of the best colleges in Maryland and many people’s thoughts will immediately turn to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Although it is located primarily in the heart of Baltimore the school does have a satellite campus in nearby Washington DC – The School of Advanced International Studies.

Johns Hopkins is known and renowned worldwide for the excellence of its teaching and the innovation of its research, especially in the fields of applied science and medicine.

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All About the Best Colleges in Alabama

Alabama is home to some great colleges and universities, including some of the most prestigious higher learning institutes in the South. Here is a little information about just some of the best colleges in Alabama:

Best Colleges in Alabama – the University of Alabama – Founded in 1831 the University of Alabama is the largest higher education institution in the state with an average annual enrollment of just under 20,000 students.

The main campus is located in the northern half of the state in Tuscaloosa and is especially renowned for its specialist double major offerings in fields like marine science with biology, chemistry or geology, all of which lead to bachelors degrees.

To learn more about the University of Alabama you can visit the school’s website at ua.edu

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Discovering the Best Colleges in Oregon

Oregon is a state known for its natural beauty, its strong lumber and fishing industries and its commitment to eco-friendliness among other things. The state is also home to almost 100 different higher education institutions, from community colleges to prestigious private and public four-year colleges and universities, which all together offer educational offerings to suit any student, no matter what their academic interests. Although all of these schools are excellent in their own way here is a little about five of the best colleges in Oregon:

Best Colleges in Oregon – Oregon State University (OSU) – This prestigious co-ed university was founded in 1856 and is located in Corvallis, Oregon. The school is especially well known for its research opportunities offered to students at all levels – OSU’s programs in nuclear engineering, ecology, forestry, public health, biochemistry, zoology, oceanography, food sciences, and pharmacy technology are all consistently ranked amongst the best in the nation.

You can learn more about OSU by visiting the school’s official website at oregonstate.edu

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How we teach reading at our Kansas high school

Letter from Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, Kansas

Quad-peat! Yes, we have done it again. For the fourth straight year Immaculata High School, Leavenworth, Kansas, has achieved the Kansas State Standard of Excellence in Reading. What an achievement! We have tried many different avenues to help our students become better readers.

About ten years ago we installed a 15-minute reading period into our schedule on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. During the period we do nothing but read. And for the third straight year, one of the materials read is a newspaper. The students, faculty, and staff love to read it. And obviously, it has helped us reach our Standards of Excellence. Thanks to all of you at the paper, USA TODAY, for helping us reach our goal.

The creation of relevant, effective high school electives is a challenge principals often face. We aim to provide electives that complement the existing educational program, are meaningful to the students, and reflect the overall philosophy and vision of the school.

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