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June 8, 1995
A state trooper arrested a Baltimore County man on drug charges yesterday morning after stopping his car because it had burned-out license plate and brake lights, state police said.Trooper John Casey was on routine patrol about 12:30 a.m. when he stopped a 1988 Ford Mustang on Ritchie Highway, just south of Belle Grove Avenue, police said. Trooper Casey arrested the driver after learning that his license had been suspended. The trooper searched the car and found six bags of suspected crack cocaine on the floor of the driver's side, police said.
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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?
NEWS
May 30, 2011
A recent Abell Foundation study has confirmed what educators have long known: That where a student lives has at least as big an impact on academic achievement as such factors as family income, class size and per pupil spending. In fact, attending a school where most of one's classmates aren't poor is one of the best predictors of school success: Even poor students who attend such schools score better on standardized tests than their peers in schools with high concentrations of poverty.
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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."
NEWS
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."
NEWS
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 Laura Dreibelbis and Laura Dreibelbis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 26, 2000
Proud, prompt, persistent, productive, polite, prepared. These are the Black Student Achievement Program's "Six P's to Excellence" that serve as a motto for students involved in initiatives that support academic achievement of African-Americans in Howard County. Whitney Lyles, 13, of Long Reach High School takes the six P's to heart. "I love BSAP because they always tell me to do my best in everything I do," she said. A division of the Office of Academic Support of the Howard County public school system, BSAP sponsors two summer academic programs designed to accelerate learning.
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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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