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By Tom Worgo and Tom Worgo,Contributing Writer | September 23, 1992
Running up and down hills and --ing through woods is routine for members of the Howard Community College men's cross country team. Outstanding academic achievement is also the norm.Last year, HCC's team grade-point average at 3.15 ranked ninth in the country among 112 schools. The Express were also the top academic achiever in Region XX, which covers Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania.This season, HCC cross country coach Steve Musselman expects the squad to eclipse last season's honors in the classroom and on the field.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
COLLEGE PARK -- Maryland's political, educational and business leaders vowed yesterday to take whatever steps are necessary to correct the state's continuing gap in academic performance between black students and white students."
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February 28, 1994
Teen to participate in leaders conferenceJoanna Bush of Columbia will participate in the National Young Leaders Conference tomorrow through Sunday in Washington, D.C. The conference is a "hands on" leadership program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit.Joanna, a student at Wilde Lake High School, will be among 350 young leaders from across the country at the convention.The theme of the conference is "The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today."
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By Dolly Merritt and Dolly Merritt,Contributing Writer | May 10, 1993
Qamar Schuyler thought she had no chance of winning when she received an application to become a Presidential Scholar, an honor that goes to only about 140 high school students nationwide each year."
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By Cal Thomas | October 23, 2002
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Democrats lament that the presumptive war with Iraq has kept them from focusing the public's attention on domestic issues. OK, let's talk about one of their favorite domestic issues: education. Most Democratic candidates (and sometimes a few Republicans) promise that if elected, or re-elected, they will fight to spend more money for education. They imply a relationship between increased spending and better academic performance. The public has mostly accepted this line of thinking.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1997
Inspiring young Cherry Hill girls to get better grades with sports trophies and other athletic rewards has made Dwayne E. White the year's top volunteer in the view of a city agency, Neighbors United.White, 39, executive director of Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Maryland Chapter, five years ago helped found The Cherry Hill Initiative's girls' fall volleyball league and a winter basketball league."We decided to put more emphasis on academics than sports, use sports to do it and do it for girls -- there was enough sports already for boys," said White, the leagues' commissioner, and coach of the Arundel Elementary School team.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | June 20, 1996
At 17, Randolph S. Albright already has won several awards for his photography, taken pictures in Europe and Russia, and had two of his creations purchased by a Hollywood celebrity.Not bad for a guy who received a D in a high school photography class."Let's just say I had aesthetic differences with the teacher," said Randy, who recently graduated from Baltimore County's Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.Randy, who lives in Reisterstown, was named an outstanding arts student in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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By Leslie Shepard | November 13, 2001
THE ARTS play an essential role in the quality of education and in the quality of city life. The connection becomes clear when we examine the evidence. Children thrive in schools with arts education. This is not new. Rigorous national research supports the idea that arts instruction has a profound influence on academic achievement, discipline, the development of skills and critical thinking. The arts inspire students to achieve and challenge students to examine the world in different ways.
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By From an editorial in the Sacramento Bee | December 7, 1993
THE newest international comparisons on the math proficiency of eighth-graders contained no great revelations. American 13-year-olds lag behind their peers in virtually all other industrialized nations. Some states -- Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota -- are doing well in the international comparison, and some, such as Mississippi and the District of Columbia, are doing very badly.Most of those numbers confirm a string of other international surveys, which generally show American students lagging behind in math, science and other fields even while they and their parents think they're doing well.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | October 16, 1996
Last week's community report on Howard County's middle schools struck a raw nerve.The report said that middle schools had gone overboard in stressing self-esteem at the expense of academic achievement -- a common complaint among many parents for years."
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