Maryland school system unveils new elementary pilot program

Friday, August 22, 2014

Anne Arundel County public schools will launch a pilot program in the new school year giving some elementary school students instruction in specific themes, including global studies, arts and the humanities, and the use of science and technology in society.

Superintendent George Arlotto said Thursday each of the nine elementary schools that feed into North County High School will take part in the program, dubbed Triple E: Enhancing Elementary Excellence. It will begin Sept. 29, about a month after Monday's start of the school year.

Each of the schools will offer classes in one of four themes: science, technology, engineering and math in society; arts and humanities; global studies; and International Baccalaureate Primary Years — a program that encourages students to be "inquirers in the classroom and in the world."

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