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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 2, 1992
Things to do after school in Westminster if you're a sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grader:* Go to your grandmother's house and wait for Mom to pick you up when she gets off work. Borrrriiinnnggg.* Hang out downtown with your friends, which can be fun for a while, but if you go to the library and socialize the library staff gets upset. Bummer.* Go to the new city recreation department's after-school program at Longwell Municipal Center. Generally fun.The recreation program is "something to do after school," said Katie Underwood, 11, a sixth-grader at East Middle School.
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SPORTS
By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
As one of the shortest players on the Morgan State football team, Herb Walker Jr. has a nickname among his Bears teammates: "Smurf. " The running back, who recently confessed to being 1 inch shorter than his already diminutive listed height of 5 feet 8, has heard worse from defenses. The insults don't bother him as much as the assumptions behind them. Opponents tell Walker he's "soft. Or I don't run hard," he said. "But they'll feel me when I get the ball. " Neither label fit after the 19-year-old Walker set a school record a week ago. In Morgan State's 26-23 loss Saturday to Holy Cross, 26-23, the sophomore rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.
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NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | April 1, 1992
Joseph Blickenstaff III doesn't mind stretching his school day once a week. He calls his 10-hour-Thursdays, including classes and an after-school program, "pretty cool."Joseph and about 11 other aspiring journalists recently enrolled in an eight-week-session of career exploration, researching, writing and putting a newspaper together as part of an after-school program at West Middle School.The journalism class was one of five different programs offered to East and West middle school students through the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Parks.
BUSINESS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2014
The University of Maryland and its partner of 61 years, the Atlantic Coast Conference, finally agreed on the terms of their messy divorce: a mediated settlement, announced Friday, under which the school will pay $31 million of a $52 million exit fee the conference sought. The settlement figure is the amount the ACC already has collected by withholding shared conference revenues — without Maryland's consent — to make sure it got at least a portion of what it demanded. So after nearly 21 months of litigation in Maryland and North Carolina courts, each side can walk away.
NEWS
By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Sun Staff Writer | September 9, 1994
A group of Wilde Lake High School parents asked the Howard County school board last night for money for an after-school bus to transport their children home to Columbia from the Clarksville school they are attending temporarily.Bob Kaufman, a parent, told the four board members who attended last night's meeting that it would cost $27,000 a year for one bus to make two trips each day for students who participate in extracurricular activities or need extra tutorial help but can't find a ride home from River Hill High School, roughly three miles from Wilde Lake.
NEWS
By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | February 22, 1996
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and BUILD, a community group, are planning to unveil tonight a novel public authority that would pay for after-school programs for city public school students.The programs would include recreation and cultural and academic enrichment activities.Mr. Schmoke plans to raise at least $1.5 million in start-up money from private sources to fund programs beginning in September in 10 city schools, said spokesman Clinton R. Coleman.But one of the mayor's funding ideas -- a 25-cent tax on tickets for the Orioles and Baltimore's new professional football franchise -- is already in trouble.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2003
When the afternoon school bell rings tomorrow, many students across the state and nation won't be shoving books and pencils into backpacks and rushing out the door. Instead, thousands of children and teen-agers will be participating in Lights On After- school!, a nationwide program designed to focus attention on what goes on in young people's lives after school lets out. According to the Afterschool Alliance, a national advocacy group, there are 15 million kids across the nation who have nowhere constructive to go after school.
NEWS
By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 20, 2004
WASHINGTON -- During the hours when juvenile misbehavior tends to peak -- after the final school bell and before the dinner bell rings -- more than 14 million American children go unsupervised, according to a study of how youngsters spend their afternoons. One-third of middle school children lack supervision. Eleven percent in kindergarten through 12th grade take part in study, music and other programs after school; three times as many would participate but can't for lack of space or money.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1998
WHEN CITY and state school officials forged a "partnership" to run the city school system two years ago, Baltimore begged for extra millions in state aid.Our wasteful days are over, the supplicants promised. We'll use the money wisely. You better had, answered the General Assembly skeptics. Our patience wears thin.Now comes the first independent report on how well the money was spent in the first year of the partnership, and it makes for discouraging reading. Baltimore hasn't been the prodigal son, exactly, but it could have done better.
NEWS
September 8, 2008
Programs that help kids keep learning after the school day ends are an important part of the educational experience for thousands of Baltimore students. After-school programs that focus on academic enrichment and the arts help reinforce skills learned in the classroom and foster intellectual curiosity and creativity at home. No wonder the loss this year of six after-school programs to budget cuts has left neighborhood parents frustrated and angry. Budget woes forced the city to cut about $900,000 from its annual contribution to the Family League, a quasi-public agency that funds city after-school programs.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
The Sun's editorial page is not the part of the newspaper that normally gives me comfort; however, the paper's opinion on the deficit facing the city schools was a good job ("Seeing red over city schools budget," April 14). It was well thought out and got right to the heart of the matter vis-à-vis the current budget shortfall facing the city's schools. Andrew Colyer, Bel Air - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | March 24, 2014
If you are one of the 1.2 million viewers the Comedy Central series "Broad City" attracts on average each week, you might have noticed a nod to Baltimore in the recent episode "Stolen Phone. " When a distraught Ilana - one of the show's two protagonists - bangs on the door of her phoneless best friend's New York City apartment after a panicked search, Abbi calmly greets her in a black-and-teal Maryland Institute College of Art sweatshirt. No, it was not a thrift shop find or a random hoodie selected by the wardrobe department.
EXPLORE
May 22, 2013
This letter is in response to Stephen Musselman's opinion letter about the HCPSS Wellness Policy revisions. In his letter, Mussleman claims that the HOCO PTA's are taking a "hard lined stance against student health… . " The PTA's oppose the proposed revision to the Wellness Policy that mandates any food/beverages given or sold to students on school system property after school would have to comply with yet to be written HCPSS Nutritional Guidelines....
NEWS
By Stephanie A. Flores-Koulish and Janell Lewis | May 9, 2013
It's Teacher Appreciation Week, the standardized testing season has mostly ended in the public schools this year - and what have we learned? Parents have learned that their first-graders are developing test anxiety. Teachers have learned that they need to tell parents to accept the fact that these high-stakes tests are not going anywhere. But perhaps most importantly, some of us have learned that some of the best kind of learning happens after school, or once the testing demands have passed.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013 Dear City Schools Partners and Friends, I am writing to you today to let you know that at the end of the current school year, I will retire and leave Baltimore City Public Schools and this great city to return to my home in New Jersey to care for my aging parents and begin an academic position at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It has not been an easy decision, because what we have accomplished together in recent years has been both important and extremely gratifying to me, professionally and personally.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2013
A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center. After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a victim of budget cuts in the city's Department of Recreation and Parks. Neighborhood advocates believe the 7,500-square-foot facility, constructed immediately adjacent to the Barclay Elementary/Middle School in the 300 block of E. 29th Street, can find a new life on its own. They picture a location where both students and residents can have a town hall meeting, a safe after-school spot or a place to hold a birthday party or take a yoga class.
NEWS
March 21, 2001
County receives grant for after-school care providers, programs County Executive James N. Robey, the Local Children's Board and Patuxent Valley Middle School held a ceremony last week to announce a grant of $400,750 to the county under the Maryland After School Opportunities Act. Schools, child-care providers and other groups will receive money for programs for elementary and middle school-aged children, including those with moderate to severe disabilities....
NEWS
By Jean Thompson and Jean Thompson,Sun Staff Writer | September 7, 1995
Despite the exposed insulation, despite the vodka bottles and glass strewn outside on the steps and in the grass, despite the broken hallway gates -- Calverton Middle School opened yesterday.What the school lacked in physical readiness, its staff tried to make up for with a pioneering spirit and warmth for the 1,270 students expected to arrive, new Principal Joseph Heaney said.Many who arrived immediately became lost. They didn't remember the instructions mailed home: Each grade level would enter the building from a different door and spend its day in separate wings of the sprawling building.
NEWS
January 28, 2013
Op-ed contributor Brian Gaines is right that we've got a long way to go when it comes to making sure Maryland's next generation is sufficiently educated in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ("No. 1 isn't good enough," Jan. 23). But he overlooks one outstanding way to help do the job: After-school programs. Ample research demonstrates that high-quality after-school programs can have a significant impact on students' attitudes about STEM fields and careers, their knowledge and skills in those areas and even their likelihood of graduating and pursuing a STEM career.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | December 4, 2012
Colleges Terps wrestler Sheptock earns ACC weekly honors Maryland junior Jimmy Sheptock earned Atlantic Coast Conference co-Wrestler of the Week honors after posting a 4-1 record and placing second at the Nittany Lion Open, the conference announced Tuesday. Sheptock, the 10th-ranked wrestler in the country at 184 pounds, defeated 19th-ranked Alex Utley of North Carolina, 8-3, in the quarterfinals before knocking off 14th-ranked Dan Rinaldi of Rutgers, 2-0, in the semifinals.
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