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Education

News from our schools within the Mid-Atlantic region

Lanelle Cobbin speaks with teachers from G.E. Peters at an Encounter curriculum training.

This coming fall, all Columbia Union Conference elementary students will be studying Bible class with the new Adventist Encounter Bible Curriculum. High school classes across the union already use this program that promotes the Bible as the primary textbook, and encourages a deeper relationship with God through hands-on activities.

Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., was recently honored with the Best Value School Award for 2018 by the Best Value Colleges for the second year in a row. This recognition comes as a result of the institution's academic programs, student satisfaction, and affordability.

Nia Burton, BJA kindergartener, concentrates before she makes her next move at the chess tournament.

A group of Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) students from the Allegheny East Conference recently hosted and participated in their first annual Baraka Shabazz Junior Chess Tournament. Students fully engaged in their chess games, but also took time to build relationships with participating players from public schools.

BACC partnered with the Daniel Migael Foundation to provide free high exams and prescription lens for students in surrounding schools. Photos by Renea Smallwood

More than 100 students in Beltsville-area schools in Maryland can now clearly see what’s written on chalkboards, in PowerPoint presentations and books, thanks to a joint project between Beltsville Adventist Community Center (BACC)—located in the Potomac Conference—area school principals and the Daniel Migael Foundation, Inc.