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May 10, 2013
Of the 11 Baltimore County public high schools rated among the nation's 2,000 top schools, according to the third annual Newsweek/Daily Beast survey of "America's Best High Schools," Hereford High School ranks No. 1 in the county. The list, published online May 6 by Newsweek and its corporate owner, The Daily Beast, ranks schools based on six weighted criteria. "For the third time this spring, BCPS high schools have shown they are among the nation's top tier," said schools superintendent Dallas Dance.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will visit Baltimore Wednesday night to announce $63 million in federal grants awarded to study school safety to reduce gun violence across the nation. Baltimore County Public Schools and the University of Maryland, Baltimore will receive nearly $2 million of that money to focus research on students with emotional and behavioral health issues, according to the National Institute of Justice. Holder will also announce the expansion of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention to Baltimore; Long Beach, Calif.; Louisville, Ky.; and Seattle.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76. "Pat worked with children who were learning to read and those who had been diagnosed with learning difficulties," said Flora Smith of Mount Washington, who worked with Mrs. Sadowski at Oakleigh and Hillendale elementary schools. "She was the ultimate professional. " The daughter of a business executive and a homemaker, the former Patricia Ellen Morrison was born in Baltimore and raised in Ridgewood, N.J., and Roland Park.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Dundalk Middle School administrators, students and staff learned at an awards ceremony Tuesday that recent litter clean-up efforts at the school netted them the grand prize - and a $4,000 environmental grant - in the first year of the county's Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, school Superintendent Dallas Dance and Education Foundation Director Debbie Phelps were at Dundalk Middle to announce that seven county public schools were winners in the campaign, which resulted in more than 3,200 volunteers participating in more than 300 clean-ups around the county.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The son of Earl Linwood Kelly, a Koppers Co. foundry man, and Helen Marie Wilhem Kelly, a homemaker, Merreen Earl Kelly was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus. A 1953 graduate of Towson High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 in education from what is now Towson University.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Ron Belinko spent a lot of time at high school games over the last 21 years, despite the heavy load of office work and meetings that came with being coordinator of athletics for the Baltimore County Public Schools. He never could let go of the student-athletes who remained the focus of everything he did over a 46-year career as a teacher, coach, athletic director and central office administrator with the county. Belinko, who will retire Friday, found no better measure of how well he did his job than seeing it all come together on the field.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said. William Steven Albaugh, 67, a deacon at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church on Belair Road, was arrested at his Nottingham home at 7:45 a.m. Police had searched Albaugh's Treadway Court home and said they found images of children on his Verizon Online account and on thumb drives. Police do not believe that children at St. Joseph's were victims.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Dumbarton Middle School is closed Wednesday due to lack of water, according to the Baltimore County Public Schools website. No other closings or cancellations have been reported for Baltimore County public schools, according to the website.
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September 8, 2011
Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Thursday morning, Sept. 8, that Ridgely Middle School will close at 10:30 a.m. today. The school is located at 121 Ridgely Road in Lutherville. School officials said the closure is due to a power outage at the school.
NEWS
September 13, 2012
Baltimore County Public Schools' Superintendent S. Dallas Dance will be the featured guest of a Newsmaker Forum sponsored by the Baltimore Sun on Thursday, Sept. 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at the new George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, 938 York Road, Towson. The forum, which is open to the public, will be moderated by Sun Maryland Voices editor Andrew Green. The event will feature a discussion with Dance about education issues, including those central to Baltimore County Public Schools, as well as opportunities for the public to ask questions of Dance.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Helyn G. Collison, a founder of a secretarial and typing business who later went into real estate sales, died Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of complications from a seizure. She was 85. The daughter of Horace Baylor Hatton, a vice president of Sealtest Dairy, and Hester Yingling Hatton, a homemaker, Helyn Genevieve Hatton was born and raised in Overlea. She was a 1946 graduate of Eastern High School. During the 1940s, she worked as a secretary for Standard Lime & Stone Co. and later for McCormick & Co. She also studied voice at the Peabody Institute.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Edith Henrietta Cooper, a retired Baltimore city public school crossing guard who was once voted the city's most popular safety officer in a newspaper contest, died of a respiratory ailment Aug 20 at Saint Agnes Medical Center. The Irvington resident was 92. Born Edith Henrietta Jackson in Blackstone, Va., she was the daughter of Purcell Jackson and Gertrude Yates Jackson, who were farmers. She moved to Baltimore with her family when she was 6 years old and lived on West Lee Street in a home near Oriole Park at Camden Yards . "We were a poor family, and my mother would have walked to classes at the old Frederick Douglass High School on Carey Street, where she graduated in 1939," said her daughter, Barbara Cooper Lee of Brooklyn, N.Y. "She was the product of a religious South Baltimore family and she received her early Christian nurturing in Leadenhall Baptist Church.
NEWS
By Dallas Dance | August 26, 2014
Tomorrow is not just the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for 110,000 students in Baltimore County Public Schools. It's also the launch of initiatives to create opportunity-rich environments in every school, in every classroom and for every student. It has never been more important to educate students to high levels for their own individual success as well as the success of our county and nation. However, decades of data tell us that far too often being a student of color or a student from a low-income family correlates to lower academic achievement.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The son of Earl Linwood Kelly, a Koppers Co. foundry man, and Helen Marie Wilhem Kelly, a homemaker, Merreen Earl Kelly was born in Baltimore and raised in Arbutus. A 1953 graduate of Towson High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1957 in education from what is now Towson University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., a longtime Baltimore County educator who helped in the integration of county public schools in the 1950s, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Harwood resident was 82. The son of Richard G. Thomas Sr., a businessman, and Hattie V. Thomas, a homemaker, Richard Garnett Thomas Jr. was born in Anne Arundel County and raised in Harwood and Lothian. "He was raised in a home that nurtured and inspired educational pursuits, excellence, high morals and service to others," said his sister, Dr. Thelma Thomas Daley of Baltimore, who had been counseling coordinator for Baltimore County public schools.
NEWS
July 30, 2014
I know there has been a lot of controversy about the plan for Baltimore County Public Schools to destroy huge, century-old trees behind Dumbarton Middle School and an effort to save the Dumbarton trees ( "Rodgers Forge residents rally for trees," July 2). I am a rising junior at Towson High School. I live next to Dumbarton. The park behind Dumbarton is like the backyard of my childhood. Most of the trees that the school system wants to cut are tied to childhood memories. When I was little, I would hang out with my closest friends by the trees and climb some of them.
FEATURES
By Kristine Henry and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
I hope you have child-care plans lined up because Baltimore County Public Schools said today that the last day of classes will be Friday, June 14, instead of Tuesday, June 18. More information here: http://www.bcps.org/news/articles/article3220.html
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Tuesday pledged to improve communications with Rodgers Forge residents regarding updates and revisions of a controversial proposal to renovate Dumbarton Middle School - a project that involves removal of several historic trees on the property. The $27.5 million plan calls for additions and renovations to make the 58-year-old school compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, bring the interior up to 21st-century standards and improve traffic flow and safety.
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