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By EILEEN AMBROSE | September 24, 2000
It isn't just 18-year-olds giving the old college try. Many working adults who have been out of school for years take classes for fun, to improve job skills or switch careers. As of 1998, the latest figures available, students 30 and older made up 15 percent of the student bodies at four-year colleges, but accounted for 46 percent of part-time pupils, said Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid, an online source for financial aid information. At two-year schools, these nontraditional students were 27 percent of all students.
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July 16, 2014
As reported in your article of July 10 ( "UMUC considering plan to become independent non-profit with ties to university system" ), I have initiated a global community dialogue on a report from a volunteer team of outside business leaders that recommended changes to our business model in response to the revolutionary transformation taking place in online higher education. But let me make clear to your readers what I told our faculty and staff at a global town hall on July 10: •UMUC will not become a for-profit entity; •UMUC will not leave the University System of Maryland; •Our public mission, enshrined in state statute to be Maryland's open-access university providing quality and affordable higher education to adult learners across the state, will not change; •No recommendation will be put forth to the chancellor and the Board of Regents for consideration until leadership has an opportunity to evaluate input from our community.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 2003
After 30 years as a nurse, Carolyn Eddington finally is getting her bachelor of science in nursing degree. The motivating factor for her was the accelerated program offered for the first time this year by the College of Notre Dame. The program will let Eddington, 47, earn her degree in 2 1/2 years through Thursday morning classes, many taught at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, where she is a nurse. In addition, as long as Eddington keeps a C average, Good Samaritan will pay most of her tuition costs.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
GED and adult literacy instructors in Baltimore are grateful to Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke for being attentive to the challenges faced by city residents in gaining employment and admission to college as evidenced in the recent hearing regarding the GED program ("GED test takers face obstacles," Oct. 1). Baltimore and GED students can ill afford the longer wait times for diplomas, the reduction in the number of available sites, and significantly increased testing fees. With anticipated growth in the number of Baltimore residents who will be enrolling in GED programs, the current situation presents unfortunate and unconscionable barriers to moving people out of poverty and improving the literacy and employment rates in the city.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
GED and adult literacy instructors in Baltimore are grateful to Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke for being attentive to the challenges faced by city residents in gaining employment and admission to college as evidenced in the recent hearing regarding the GED program ("GED test takers face obstacles," Oct. 1). Baltimore and GED students can ill afford the longer wait times for diplomas, the reduction in the number of available sites, and significantly increased testing fees. With anticipated growth in the number of Baltimore residents who will be enrolling in GED programs, the current situation presents unfortunate and unconscionable barriers to moving people out of poverty and improving the literacy and employment rates in the city.
NEWS
July 16, 2014
As reported in your article of July 10 ( "UMUC considering plan to become independent non-profit with ties to university system" ), I have initiated a global community dialogue on a report from a volunteer team of outside business leaders that recommended changes to our business model in response to the revolutionary transformation taking place in online higher education. But let me make clear to your readers what I told our faculty and staff at a global town hall on July 10: •UMUC will not become a for-profit entity; •UMUC will not leave the University System of Maryland; •Our public mission, enshrined in state statute to be Maryland's open-access university providing quality and affordable higher education to adult learners across the state, will not change; •No recommendation will be put forth to the chancellor and the Board of Regents for consideration until leadership has an opportunity to evaluate input from our community.
NEWS
By From staff reports | February 11, 1997
Enoch Pratt Free Library has awarded a $655,000 contract to a Huntsville, Ala., computer company for a software program intended to help patrons get information more easily.Sirsi Corp. will receive about $900,000 from the Pratt -- the $655,000 approved by the city Board of Estimates and the rest raised by the library. The Sirsi system will replace an outdated and frequently broken 1970s system.By June, it is expected to give users online access to the Pratt's collection of more than 2 million books, 11,000 newspapers and magazines, thousands of films and videos, and 1.2 million federal and state documents.
NEWS
April 18, 1998
Some good news for adult education in Baltimore Co.There is good news to celebrate in Baltimore County. Administration of the Adult Basic Education and Adult General Education programs will soon shift from the Baltimore County public schools to the Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC).The change is a natural and positive one. It will place adult education in the hands of the community colleges, whose primary mission is to serve adult learners, while allowing the public schools to focus on educating the county's K-12 population.
NEWS
November 26, 2004
MORE THAN one out of four working families in America earns so little that it has trouble making ends meet, according to a new report from three major foundations. These are the security guards, home health aides, cashiers, janitors and other workers who provide valuable service but don't receive valuable pay in return. It's bad enough that their salaries don't reflect their hard work, but if they decide to try for a better life by improving their skills, they are often thwarted by geography.
NEWS
April 14, 2005
The South Baltimore Learning Center is accepting registration for adult learners for its General Educational Development, pre-GED and adult basic education classes. The center's summer semester - scheduled to begin next week at its facility at 28 E. Ostend St. - will include day, evening and Saturday classes, and a GED class will be offered at the Harbor Life Resource Center near Cherry Hill. The center also operates an External Diploma Program for the city. Classes and tutoring are free, except for the GED classes and External Diploma Program.
NEWS
November 26, 2004
MORE THAN one out of four working families in America earns so little that it has trouble making ends meet, according to a new report from three major foundations. These are the security guards, home health aides, cashiers, janitors and other workers who provide valuable service but don't receive valuable pay in return. It's bad enough that their salaries don't reflect their hard work, but if they decide to try for a better life by improving their skills, they are often thwarted by geography.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 30, 2003
After 30 years as a nurse, Carolyn Eddington finally is getting her bachelor of science in nursing degree. The motivating factor for her was the accelerated program offered for the first time this year by the College of Notre Dame. The program will let Eddington, 47, earn her degree in 2 1/2 years through Thursday morning classes, many taught at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, where she is a nurse. In addition, as long as Eddington keeps a C average, Good Samaritan will pay most of her tuition costs.
BUSINESS
By EILEEN AMBROSE | September 24, 2000
It isn't just 18-year-olds giving the old college try. Many working adults who have been out of school for years take classes for fun, to improve job skills or switch careers. As of 1998, the latest figures available, students 30 and older made up 15 percent of the student bodies at four-year colleges, but accounted for 46 percent of part-time pupils, said Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid, an online source for financial aid information. At two-year schools, these nontraditional students were 27 percent of all students.
NEWS
April 18, 1998
Some good news for adult education in Baltimore Co.There is good news to celebrate in Baltimore County. Administration of the Adult Basic Education and Adult General Education programs will soon shift from the Baltimore County public schools to the Community Colleges of Baltimore County (CCBC).The change is a natural and positive one. It will place adult education in the hands of the community colleges, whose primary mission is to serve adult learners, while allowing the public schools to focus on educating the county's K-12 population.
NEWS
By From staff reports | February 11, 1997
Enoch Pratt Free Library has awarded a $655,000 contract to a Huntsville, Ala., computer company for a software program intended to help patrons get information more easily.Sirsi Corp. will receive about $900,000 from the Pratt -- the $655,000 approved by the city Board of Estimates and the rest raised by the library. The Sirsi system will replace an outdated and frequently broken 1970s system.By June, it is expected to give users online access to the Pratt's collection of more than 2 million books, 11,000 newspapers and magazines, thousands of films and videos, and 1.2 million federal and state documents.
NEWS
April 15, 2007
Board to weigh redistricting ideas The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will consider redistricting proposals at a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. April 24 in the boardroom of the Carol Sheffey Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. The board will consider shifting school boundaries in West County, Glen Burnie, and Deale and Shady Side. Among the most controversial proposals is a redistricting plan that would shift 344 students from Arundel High School to Meade High School to alleviate crowding.
NEWS
May 20, 2008
3 colleges schedule graduations Three county colleges and universities have scheduled commencement ceremonies this week. Towson University will hold graduation exercises at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday and Friday for its colleges and schools at the Towson Center arena on campus. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County's undergraduate ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. The graduate school ceremony will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Retriever Activities Center on campus.
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