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By Freeman A. Hrabowski III | March 20, 1991
JOE has maintained a perfect academic average through his 12 years of schooling. So has Tonya. Both Charles and Tyrone are presidents of the National Honor Society and captains of the football team at their respective schools. Bill earned a 780 (out of a possible 800) on the math portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test.America's high schools are proud to produce such high achievers and to recommend them to leading colleges and universities. And thoseinstitutions vie keenly with one another to recruit them.
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By Jeff Seidel and For The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
David Eisenhauer quickly made a name for himself during his first cross country season last fall after his family moved here from Washington state. As a junior at Wilde Lake, he found success in big races, capping his season with a second-place finish in the Class 3A state meet. Eisenhauer has continued that success this fall. He scored a 49-second victory at the Seahawk Invitational last week and posted another big win in Saturday's Howard County Invitational at Centennial. The senior won on a cloudy morning, finishing in 16 minutes, 37.44 seconds and easily beating out Paint Branch's Lorenzo Neil (17:06.64)
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NEWS
March 11, 2009
Some of the most powerful Democrats in Congress appear to have forgotten that voters chose a new president last November by the largest margin in a generation. Now, President Obama is facing the most serious economic crisis in recent history and the leaders of key congressional committees are rejecting critical elements of his tax and spending plan out of hand, without discussion or debate. Many politicians see this as Washington business as usual. But Mr. Obama was elected by voters seeking real change and change requires compromise.
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Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
University System of Maryland schools have had mixed success in improving the graduation rates of minority and low-income students, according to an annual progress report released this week. Some colleges, including the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, have been able to boost minority and low-income achievement. But at other schools, the gaps between those students and middle-class whites have increased in recent years. "I was shocked to see the numbers," said Frank M. Reid III, a university system regent and pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Baltimore.
SPORTS
By MIKE PRESTON and MIKE PRESTON,SUN STAFF | December 27, 1999
In less than a 30-minute span, the Ravens were happy, disappointed and hopeful as they discussed their past, present and future.Shortly after a 22-0 win yesterday against the Cincinnati Bengals in the team's first-ever shutout, the Ravens displayed the full gamut of emotions of the bittersweet victory before an announced crowd of 68,036 at PSINet Stadium.As the team gathered in the locker room for a post-game meeting, coach Brian Billick informed the Ravens they had been eliminated from playoff contention by virtue of the Buffalo Bills' 13-10 overtime win over the New England Patriots.
TOPIC
By William C. Baker | January 7, 2001
DEC. 31 should have been a day we celebrated for achieving a historic milestone for the Chesapeake Bay. But the celebration did not happen. A much-ballyhooed goal was missed - not by an inch, but by a mile. In 1987, Governors William Donald Schaefer of Maryland and Gerald L. Baliles of Virginia struck up an unlikely alliance. With Pennsylvania Gov. Robert P. Casey and other regional and federal officials, they set a goal of reducing the flow of polluting nutrients by 40 percent by Dec. 31, 2000.
NEWS
April 18, 2004
Humans are the only creatures that weep, but scientists do not know what the body is trying to achieve by producing tears. -- National Geographic's The New Everyday Science Explained
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | January 18, 1994
Whatever happened to global warming?It would take a Los Angeles earthquake to drive Tonya Harding off Page 1.Russia finds reform is easier to achieve without reformers.Peace in our time! Hafez assured Bill he is a solid citizen.
NEWS
March 11, 2007
?If you?re going to achieve the kinds of effects that we probably need, that it would need to be sustained certainly for some time well beyond the summer.? Gen. David H. Petraeus Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, warned last week that the struggle there would be extended just as Democratic leaders in Congress proposed legislation that would require an American troop pullout by fall of 2008.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | June 10, 2004
The high school exit tests in Maryland and five other states lack rigor, measuring mathematics and English well below college admissions standards, according to a study released yesterday. The report from Achieve Inc., a pro-testing organization created by governors and business leaders, says the math graduation tests in Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Texas are at about the seventh- or eighth-grade level of difficulty in the rest of the world. Passing the six states' English tests requires skills expected of eighth- or ninth-graders, the report says, and all of the tests "measure only a fraction of the knowledge and skills that colleges and employers say are essential."
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
I love "Breaking Bad," and even I didn't think it would win as big as it did Monday night at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Best drama, best actor (Bryan Cranston), best supporting actor (Aaron Paul), best supporting actress (Anna Gunn) and best writing (Moira Walley-Beckett). Did show runner Vince Gilligan & Co. ever go out on a high. And it is all the more impressive when you consider the incredible level of competition for each of those awards. I picked it as best drama, and I picked Gunn and Paul as best supporting actress and actor.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Anthony Alston was appointed by Anne Arundel County Public Schools to address achievement gaps among student groups. But the executive director of the system's new Office of Equity and Accelerated Student Achievement is also well aware of gaps that exist between the school system and some Anne Arundel communities. Alston discovered some of those gaps in early June, when then-interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins created the office to monitor achievement and report to the deputy superintendent.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2014
On Friday morning, in the auditorium of Loch Raven High School, more than 300 school administrators closed their eyes for 30 seconds. Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance had asked them to think about what could make schools "opportunity rich" for all students. "Those are the types of conversations we're going to have over the course of this year," Dance said in the school system's administrative and supervisory meeting to kick off the school year, which begins Aug. 25. The meeting for administrators and principals focused on equity, opportunity, engagement and relationships in county schools.
NEWS
August 14, 2014
City police officials have replaced the department's homicide chief in the wake of a string of unsolved murders this summer that shattered what had been a period of relative calm. Maj. Stanley Brandford will take over the homicide unit from Maj. Dennis Smith, who had been running homicide along with the shooting and robbery divisions since April. Putting the unit under separate command is probably the right move given the outsized role homicides play in shaping perceptions of Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
You might have heard that the Harbaugh brothers had no time to discuss the potential for fights at the Ravens' and San Francisco 49ers' joint practices last weekend. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it was a bit of an indictment on the media that all anyone could focus on when two NFL teams got together was how often they would fight, and his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, accused the media of practically salivating over a negative moment to broadcast. The teams made it three days with nary a skirmish -- wide receiver Steve Smith won the locker room pool -- and we were all left to ponder whether the brothers Harbaugh had helped the NFL turn over a new leaf on fight-free joint practices.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Armed with the right tools and tips, achieving the top hair and makeup looks for the summer season can be a breeze. From the casual comfort of a beach-inspired appearance to a more formal updo, Baltimore stylists and artists have come up with ways to recreate these looks on your own. Follow these rules and stand out from the rest. Makeup trend: Smoky eye Expert: Gavin Hebert, makeup artist at All About Me Salon and Day Spa, Towson; allaboutmedayspa.com How to achieve it: The smoky eye is a technique more than a color, according to Hebert.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | July 30, 1996
How would you feel if, after years of toil, training and suffering, you had turned yourself into the world's best, only to have the moment tainted by a sense of underachievement?If that happened, you would be in good company, since you'd be joined by Michael Johnson, whose golden moment, a win in the 400-meter run, was tarnished by the weight of NBC's expectations.Before the race, NBC hands from Bob Costas to race callers Tom Hammond and Craig Masback set the table for Johnson's certain demonstration of superiority, with Masback implying that with the Olympic Stadium track yielding world records in other sprints, Johnson would do no less.
NEWS
December 2, 2007
"The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live and Why They Matter" By Colin Tudge Tudge declares that trees are engineering marvels and that "wood is one of the wonders of the universe." He is equally in awe over the astonishing variety of forms trees achieve around the globe, and precisely describes them, from oaks to baobabs to the mighty kauri. "Without trees, our species would not have come into being at all," declares Tudge, and now in this time of global warming, trees are key to our survival.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 5, 2014
A plan by Anne Arundel County school officials to realign an office that monitors minority achievement prompted tense moments during Wednesday's school board meeting, heightened by a former school board member referring to interim Superintendent Mamie Perkins as "Aunt Jemima. " Last week, Perkins announced plans to reorganize the system's Office of Equity and Human Relations, an office that has been a liaison between the school system and the community on issues related to achievement and discipline gaps for minority students.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Most education research suggests that students at Hamilton Elementary and Thomas Johnson Middle would be handicapped by their low-income backgrounds. But students at those schools and six others in the city are beating the odds of poverty, according to the state education policy group Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now (MarylandCAN). The schools, which have some of the highest percentages of poor students in the city and state, have consistently outperformed their peers around Maryland.
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