School Notes: Bezos Donates $250000 to Bethesda’s News Literacy Project

Plus: Local students win esteem in Regeneron contest; Rosa Parks Middle gets special benefaction

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos


Jeff Bezos, Amazon owners and owners of The Washington Post, recently donated $250,000 to The News Literacy Project, a locally-based beginning directed during training students to be savvy media consumers.

The project, founded about a decade ago by Bethesda proprietor Alan Miller, brings together teachers and reporters to sight immature people in specifying between feign news and a genuine deal. Miller pronounced Bezos’ grant is “enormously beneficial” to a NLP as a classification seeks to enhance a strech and impact.

“It’s quite delightful to get this kind of grant from Jeff Bezos, given who he is and what he represents,” Miller, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, pronounced in a Friday interview.

Through a project, reporters from some-more than 30 news organizations have reached students with lessons about news literacy. A integrate years ago, NLP also launched a checkology digital platform, an e-learning apparatus directed during assisting students rise vicious meditative skills for reading, observation and listening to media.

Miller pronounced a NLP reached out to Bezos by Walt Mossberg, a member of a board. Bezos afterwards went to Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, a believer of NLP, for some-more information about a project.

Bezos’ grant is a personal benefaction and will support a project’s handling costs, Miller said.

“Specifically, it gives us a good event to strech distant some-more teachers and students with a checkology practical classroom, that provides students a collection to turn news-literate. It will also assistance us build a staff ability to boost a impact,” Miller pronounced in a prepared statement.

Local students make final turn of Regeneron competition

Last month, 3 students from Montgomery County were named finalists in a 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a prestigious inhabitant competition.

Each of a tip scholars and their schools perceived $2,000 by a competition, run by a Society for Science and a Public. In March, 40 finalists will conduct to Washington, D.C., for final judging and to contest for $1.8 million in awards.

The internal semifinalists were:

  • Sambuddha Chattopadhyay of Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring for “On T-Reflection around Analytic Continuation in Quantum Mechanics;”
  • Rohan Dalvi of Montgomery Blair High School for “Kinetic Trapping and Structural Determination of Native-State Biomolecules in a Gas Phase;” and
  • David Boris Rekhtman of Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda for “A Study of a Induction of Immunogenic Cell Death in Response to Local Ablative Therapies of Cancer.”

Original Rosa Parks stamp presented to Olney school

School house member Jeanette Dixon recently gave a principal of Rosa Parks Middle School a initial copy of a U.S. Postal Service’s Rosa Parks stamp.

Dixon presented a stamp honoring a polite rights idol to Jewel Sanders on Feb. 2.

“I would like to benefaction that to we for all a students during Rosa Parks, and hopefully, they will always remember her and her still dignity. That an typical chairman can do unusual things,” Dixon pronounced while presenting a stamp to Sanders.

Sanders pronounced a stamp will go in a school’s arrangement case.

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