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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 24, 2004
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has announced he will sign an executive order on Monday in Annapolis to create the Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland. He said he plans to appoint Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele to chair the panel. The purpose of the commission is to examine issues critical to the academic achievement for all students in Maryland, the governor's office said. The commission's inaugural meeting is planned after the signing of the executive order.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | May 20, 2014
A Baltimore city school is hoping to recover technology and cash after it was buglarized late Sunday night - the third break-in the school had experienced in about a week. City school police are investigating the break-in at Govans Elementary School, which officials said has a silent alarm but doesn't have cameras and was also burglarized twice last week, as recently as Friday. Govans is a high performing neighborhood school - and one of the poorest with about 90 percent of students qualifying for free-and-reduced priced meals - and was recently recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as one of the state's Title I Highest Performing "Reward Schools" for its academic achievement.
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NEWS
By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS,SUN REPORTER | February 10, 2006
Sean Paul's catchy dancehall-reggae hit "Temperature" rocked the Long Reach High School auditorium yesterday, as two purple spotlights cut through the dimmed room and cheerleaders tossed each other in the air. The student crowd -- many in the school colors of purple and black -- chanted, cheered and screamed. But this was no typical pep rally. The hoopla was in honor of academic achievement and all those present -- 675 of the school's 1,411 -- had earned at least a 3.0 grade point average or improved their grade point average by a half a point in the previous semester.
NEWS
March 22, 2014
How do you change a culture of chronic absenteeism in Baltimore City? It's like eating an elephant; you have to take one bite at a time ("City principals face discipline for student absenteeism," March 16). After coordinating an attendance initiative in Baltimore City and working to help urban school districts improve school attendance, there are a few things I know for sure. It takes collaboration to educate parents, students and school staff on attendance policy and procedure. It takes resources to remove barriers to attendance and it takes consistency to hold all parties accountable in making sure children attend school on a daily basis.
NEWS
By Erika Niedowski and By Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | October 10, 2000
It's supposed to be math time in Mr. Demeritte's third-grade class, but an altogether unplanned lesson needs to be taught first. The kids at Furman L. Templeton Elementary had pushed and shoved and nearly trampled each other to get to some Juicy Twists that their new teacher has brought in. So Edmund Demeritte asks them to describe on paper what they did wrong and contrast it with a situation in which they behaved better. Some struggle with the exercise. David, 8, writes a single word - "jump" - and seems satisfied.
FEATURES
June 2, 1996
The power of friends is so great that even parents who have stressed academic achievement can have their lessons undone if their children are not associating with like-minded friends, according to a new study."
NEWS
By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 27, 1998
GLEN BURNIE High School celebrated the accomplishments and the potential of the Class of 1998 at the annual senior awards assembly last week. Students were honored for academic achievements, athletic prowess and commitment to the school and the community.Principal David Hill said Glen Burnie seniors received more than $885,000 in scholarship money and more than $107,385 in grants to continue their education.Here is a list of the students and their awards.Phillip Anderson: second place for Web page design from the Anne Arundel County Media Festival.
EXPLORE
September 26, 2013
Alex Paxton, of Laurel, was honored for academic achievement at a convocation ceremony at Hood College in Frederick. Paxton was name a Hood Scholar, having received convocation honors for at least two consecutive years.
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
The following high school students were awarded the 2011 St. Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience: Joseph Vellanikren, of Laurel, a student at St. Vincent Pallotti High School; Rebecca Dean, of Ellicott City, a student at Archbishop Spalding High School; Richard Wismer, of Ellicott City, a student at Mount St. Joseph High School; and Alexandra Cook, of Glenelg, a...
EXPLORE
June 24, 2011
St. Vincent Pallotti student Joseph Vellanikren, of Laurel, is the 2011 recipient of the St. Michael's College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience. The award is given to high school juniors who are members of the National Honor Society, or their school's equivalent honors organization, and who take leadership roles in school or community service activities. St. Michael's College is a Catholic college in Burlington, Vt.
NEWS
By Shanaysha Sauls | November 7, 2013
One of the most important opportunities before Baltimore is attracting the next chief executive officer to lead the city school system and its community partners in our shared goals of raising academic achievement for all students and expanding access to high-quality school programs in every area of the city and every grade level. We must continue to accelerate the school district's progress toward our vision that every student will graduate well-prepared for success in higher education and the workforce.
NEWS
October 7, 2013
I appreciated your recent editorial, "The value of showing up" (Sept. 29) because it shed some much needed light on the issue of tracking chronic absenteeism. Left unchecked, chronic absenteeism in the pre-K and kindergarten years will snowball into poor academic performance and a higher risk for dropping out of high school. The good news is that with effective interventions, research has shown that patterns of poor attendance can be reversed. The most effective strategies for reducing chronic absenteeism require collaboration between the schools, their nonprofit partners, and the parents.
EXPLORE
September 26, 2013
Alex Paxton, of Laurel, was honored for academic achievement at a convocation ceremony at Hood College in Frederick. Paxton was name a Hood Scholar, having received convocation honors for at least two consecutive years.
EXPLORE
August 12, 2013
CAPITAL UNIVERSITY: Capital University announced Christophe Valcourt, of Havre de Grace, was named to the President's List for the spring 2013 semester. ARCADIA UNIVERSITY: Renee Vaughnley of White Hall earned a doctor of physical therapy degree with distinction from Arcadia University at the graduate commencement ceremony in May. Melissa Cocco of Bel Air earned a master of medical science-physician assistant degree. Katherine Ann Harkin of Bel Air earned a master of medical science-physician assistant degree.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Saturday's "your turn" pieces on education reform ("The fallacy of reform" and "Diversity, choice key for schools," May 18) did not seem to address Baltimore City schools' educational history nor requirements in a practical, yet considerate way. Schools CEO Andrés Alonso cut the staff at headquarters, then used the space to benefit at-risk students. He built consensus to achieve improved attendance, test scores, and graduation rates. Additionally, why do some live in the past and complain schools are crumbling?
SPORTS
Baltimore Sun staff | April 18, 2013
Alex Len was given the Len Bias Award as Maryland 's most valuable player at the team's awards banquet. Len also earned the Len Elmore Award for most rebounds and the Buck Williams Award for most valuable defensive player. Dez Wells received the Greivis Vasquez Award for most inspirational player. Other winners were: Jake Layman , Juan Dixon Award for most improved player; Shaquille Cleare , Walt Williams Coaches Award for most coachable player; Pe'Shon Howard , Steve Blake Award for assists; and Logan Aronhalt , Tom McMillen Award for academic achievement.
NEWS
February 22, 1993
Catherine Pech, daughter of Gerald and Linda Pech of Columbia, has received a Meritorious Achievement Award to attend Frostburg State University. She plans to study environmental science.Ms. Pech is a senior at Howard High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, a Red Cross volunteer and recipient of a Bausch and Lomb Science Award. She is also a Maryland Distinguished Scholar semifinalist.Funding for the Meritorious Achievement Award is provided by the University of Maryland System and administered by the Frostburg State scholarship committee.
EXPLORE
May 24, 2012
Joan Munn , Eastern Technical High School; Andre Keyser , Overlea High School; Kathleen Crane , Parkville High School and Kristen O'Gorman , Perry Hall High School recieved college scholarships of $3,000 each from First Financial Federal Credit Union. Scholarship winners were selected based on their academic achievement and commitment to school and community. The following students earned medals at the Baltimore County NAACP Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
EXPLORE
March 13, 2013
The Carson Scholars Fund announces that 425 students across the country have been named 2013 Carson Scholars. Each year the Fund recognizes a select group of high achieving students in fourth to 11th grade who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and humanitarian qualities. Students receive a $1,000 college scholarship award and the coveted honor of being named a Carson Scholar. In addition, 714 students have renewed their Carson Scholar status. These previous winners have maintained high academic standards and a strong commitment to their communities and are being recognized for their continued efforts.
SPORTS
December 3, 2012
Kansas State University's Collin Klein has been named recipient of t he 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.  The award is presented annually to a top college football quarterback who best combines on-the-field and academic achievement.  Candidates for the award must be completing their college eligibility or be a fourth-year junior, on schedule to graduate with his class. “Collin is not just a tremendous athlete and leader on the field, but an MVP off the field as well, who repeatedly has been recognized for his numerous contributions to the community and to the spirit of sportsmanship,” said John C. Unitas, Jr., President of The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Educational Foundation, which along with Transamerica presents the award.
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