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March 23, 1995
An article in yesterday's Anne Arundel section of The Sun reported incorrectly the Anne Arundel Board of Education's position on funding for Adams Park Elementary School re-opening. The board did not ask that the $4.8 million project be deleted from County Executive John G. Gary's capital budget.The Sun regrets the errors.The Planning Advisory Board recommended last night that County Executive John G. Gary reinstate $4.8 million to reopen Adams Park Elementary School to the school construction budget.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1996
It is No. 13 on the Anne Arundel school board's list of capital projects -- an omen, perhaps, that Adams Park Elementary School will not reopen any time soon.Without a detailed plan for the Annapolis school and its impact, county officials will not agree to spend an estimated $6 million on renovations. And without knowing the money is forthcoming, the school board will not make plans for the school.At issue is whether -- and how -- to reopen the elementary school near the Clay Street corridor as part of an effort to help revitalize that community and spur parental involvement in education.
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
Despite a rebuff from the Anne Arundel County Council, school board officials said yesterday they have not given up on reopening Adams Park Elementary School and making it a central part of the life in Annapolis' poorest black community.School officials reaffirmed their commitment to the $5.9 million project, although it dropped on their priority list from 12th to 16th. The board voted in 1993 to reopen the school by September 1997.If Superintendent Carol S. Parham does not propose boundaries in December for Adams Park and the rest of the Annapolis Senior High School feeder system, the board will consider dusting off a 2-year-old redistricting option that includes a reopened Adams Park, said Joseph Foster, the board president.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1996
Parents will get the opportunity to discuss the redistricting of Annapolis schools at a March 27 school board hearing.Board members approved the plan in 1993 and again in 1995, but delayed implementing it because of questions surrounding the reopening of an elementary school.Community activists and parents are pushing the county to renovate and reopen Adams Park Elementary School as part of an effort to revitalize the Clay Street corridor, a low-income neighborhood near the State House. The school board supports the plan.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | June 28, 1993
The best days Rachel H. Brown and Yvonne G. Smith ever had as teachers came in the 1960s at the Adams Park Elementary School in Annapolis.Their students were interested in learning, they said, and teachers would stay late into the evenings to prepare the lessons.As they sat in the basement of the Stanton Center on West Washington Street Saturday afternoon, waiting for the start of an awards ceremony for the Adams Park Alumni Association, they couldn't help but remember the old times."It was really beautiful," said Ms. Brown, 80, who was the school's assistant principal from 1955 to 1966, the year it was integrated.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 2, 1996
It is No. 13 on the Anne Arundel school board's list of capital projects -- an omen, perhaps, that Adams Park Elementary School will not reopen any time soon.Without a detailed plan for the Annapolis school and its impact, county officials will not agree to spend an estimated $6 million on renovations. And without knowing the money is forthcoming, the school board will not make plans for the school.At issue is whether -- and how -- to reopen the elementary school near the Clay Street corridor as part of an effort to help revitalize that community and spur parental involvement in education.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1996
Parents will get the opportunity to discuss the redistricting of Annapolis schools at a March 27 school board hearing.Board members approved the plan in 1993 and again in 1995, but delayed implementing it because of questions surrounding the reopening of an elementary school.Community activists and parents are pushing the county to renovate and reopen Adams Park Elementary School as part of an effort to revitalize the Clay Street corridor, a low-income neighborhood near the State House. The school board supports the plan.
NEWS
October 26, 1995
KUDOS TO SCHOOL Superintendent Carol S. Parham as well as the Anne Arundel County school board for renewing their commitment to reopen Adams Park Elementary in Annapolis' Clay Street neighborhood.A school is the key to saving this poor, black community, which has been sliding downhill ever since the 1960s, when the government closed Adams Park as part of countywide desegregation and cleaned out the business district with empty promises of urban renewal. For years, a determined group of Clay Street homeowners have worked themselves ragged trying to revive their community.
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By Carol Bowers and Carol Bowers,Staff Writer | April 27, 1993
Adams Park Elementary School will again have students and will reopen no later than 1997.In response to an outpouring of support from parents and community members, the Anne Arundel County school board voted 5-2 last night to reopen Adams Park and to reject the school superintendent's plan to redraw school boundaries in the Annapolis area.The plan approved by the board was a compromise crafted by a coalition of Citizens Advisory Committees in the Adams Park area.The superintendent's proposal was created to develop neighborhood schools so that students would attend the school closest to their home.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | April 25, 1993
Annapolis community activists are calling for reopening Adams Park Elementary and accusing officials of shutting them out of the process of redrawing school attendance boundaries.A coalition of black community organizations announced Friday that it would hold a rally at 2 p.m. today at Adams Park Elementary to drum up support for a redistricting plan that would include reopening the school at Clay and Glenwood streets."Our position is that all kids should have equal opportunity and access to opportunity in the educational system," Orlie Reid, co-chairman of the Educational Equity Committee for Community Relations, said at a press briefing Friday at the Mount Olive A.M.E.
NEWS
October 26, 1995
KUDOS TO SCHOOL Superintendent Carol S. Parham as well as the Anne Arundel County school board for renewing their commitment to reopen Adams Park Elementary in Annapolis' Clay Street neighborhood.A school is the key to saving this poor, black community, which has been sliding downhill ever since the 1960s, when the government closed Adams Park as part of countywide desegregation and cleaned out the business district with empty promises of urban renewal. For years, a determined group of Clay Street homeowners have worked themselves ragged trying to revive their community.
NEWS
By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1995
Despite a rebuff from the Anne Arundel County Council, school board officials said yesterday they have not given up on reopening Adams Park Elementary School and making it a central part of the life in Annapolis' poorest black community.School officials reaffirmed their commitment to the $5.9 million project, although it dropped on their priority list from 12th to 16th. The board voted in 1993 to reopen the school by September 1997.If Superintendent Carol S. Parham does not propose boundaries in December for Adams Park and the rest of the Annapolis Senior High School feeder system, the board will consider dusting off a 2-year-old redistricting option that includes a reopened Adams Park, said Joseph Foster, the board president.
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By ELISE ARMACOST | June 18, 1995
Strictly from an education standpoint, the County Council did the right thing last month when it cut money to give Annapolis' troubled Clay Street neighborhood its own school.Kids are spilling out of the classroom in Pasadena, in West County, on the Broadneck peninsula. Just about the only area not suffering from overcrowding is Annapolis. The schools there are operating under capacity.The money that had been earmarked to reopen Adams Park Elementary could be better used in other ways as well.
NEWS
March 29, 1995
Clay Street in Annapolis is littered with broken promises.In the 1950s, the neighborhood was the center of black life in Annapolis. Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway played at the Dixie Hotel. Residents stood in line on Friday nights to get into the Star Theater. Black-owned shoeshine shops, groceries and law offices lined the street.Then in the 1970s, when the neighborhood was starting to look rundown, the government promised to give it some help. Using federal urban renewal money, the government tore down 142 buildings and moved 114 families across town to new subsidized housing complexes.
NEWS
March 23, 1995
An article in yesterday's Anne Arundel section of The Sun reported incorrectly the Anne Arundel Board of Education's position on funding for Adams Park Elementary School re-opening. The board did not ask that the $4.8 million project be deleted from County Executive John G. Gary's capital budget.The Sun regrets the errors.The Planning Advisory Board recommended last night that County Executive John G. Gary reinstate $4.8 million to reopen Adams Park Elementary School to the school construction budget.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | March 19, 1995
Black community leaders reacted with anger to the news that County Executive John G. Gary has cut $4.8 million for the reopening of Adams Park Elementary School from the school construction budget."
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | May 29, 1994
The Anne Arundel County school board's promise to reopen Adams Park Elementary School by 1997 appears to be unraveling, partly from logistical problems and lack of money, and partly because it may violate federal desegregation guidelines.By reopening Adams Park, school officials would create a predominantly black school at the request of the parents of students who would attend it, said Thomas Rhoades, director of the school system's management and information systems and liaison to the countywide redistricting committee.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | April 11, 1993
Hoping to stop having children bused to schools outside their community, parents rallied yesterday to try to get a closed elementary school reopened in a black neighborhood.Proponents of opening the former Adams Park Elementary School, which now serves as a learning center for troubled youths, said busing breaks up their community and keeps parents from getting involved in education."For 20 years, we've been integrating schools by any means necessary," said Carlesa Finney, who grew up in the Clay Street area.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | June 24, 1994
Desegregation guidelines may affect decisions about who will attend Adams Park Elementary, but they won't affect the Anne Arundel County Board of Education's plans to reopen the school by 1997, the school board's lawyer said yesterday."
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