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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2000
Isaac McCauley, a retired Baltimore public schools special education teacher whose driving goal was to make his pupils successful, died Tuesday of prostate cancer at St. Agnes HealthCare in Southwest Baltimore. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 47. Until retiring last year on a medical disability, Mr. McCauley, who was known as Dickey, was a charismatic and dynamic force at Calverton Middle School in Northwest Baltimore, where he taught for many years. Faculty members recalled his ability to get pupils to believe in themselves and succeed academically.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Vincent J. Salkoski, who taught mathematics in Baltimore public schools and was a World War II veteran, died Sept. 3 of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. Vincent Joseph Salkoski was born in Baltimore and raised in Curtis Bay, where he was a member of the Curtis Bay Athletic Club. After graduating from Southern High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a rifleman and mortarman. He participated in the occupation of China. After being discharged in 1946, he took courses at City College and the Johns Hopkins University to receive his teaching certification.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,SUN STAFF | October 26, 2003
When May Virginia Richardson was promoted in the late 1950s to become the first African-American manager in the central food service office of Baltimore public schools, not everyone was pleased. "Being the first black supervisor over a lot of white workers, there were people who didn't like it," recalled Olivia E. Carter, who worked with Mrs. Richardson for 27 years. "She faced many difficult situations. But she was almost fearless. And she won everyone's respect. She was very knowledgeable, devoted, dedicated.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Helena E. Sawyer Roberts Wright, a retired city elementary school teacher and principal who was an active member of Heritage United Church of Christ, died Aug. 18 at her Lochearn home of complications from heart disease. She was 93. "She was a pillar of Baltimore education and society," said Latrell A. Clark, an educator who had attended Hilton Elementary School from 1977 to 1983 when Mrs. Wright was its principal. "She made learning fun and made you want to come to school. " The daughter of John Sawyer and Clara Doyle Sawyer, who owned and operated a boarding house, the former Helena Elizabeth Sawyer was born in Norfolk, Va., and moved in 1929 to Lexington Street in West Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
Lon N. Russ, a physical education teacher and longtime coach in Baltimore public schools, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium of complications from a stroke. He was 84 and lived in Loch Raven Village. Mr. Russ was born in Canonsburg, Pa., and graduated from high school in Beaver, Pa. Drafted into the Army, he served as a radioman with the Signal Corps in the Pacific theater. He was discharged in 1945. After earning his bachelor's degree from Springfield College, Mr. Russ' first coaching job was at Polytechnic Institute in 1949.
NEWS
February 1, 1996
An article in Monday's editions of The Sun should have said that the cost of the Baltimore public schools' conference, "Promising Practices in Education," was paid for by the Baltimore City Foundation.The Sun regrets the error.
NEWS
August 1, 1997
In yesterday's editions, picture captions for a story about Baltimore public schools were inadvertently transposed on pages 1A and 6A. Laura Weeldreyer's photograph appeared on 6A.The story also incorrectly reported the name of the school attended by Erica Goolesby. She attends Northwestern High School.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 8/01/97
NEWS
July 23, 2009
Should charter schools such as Baltimore's successful KIPP Ujima Village Academy have to follow the same rules as other Baltimore City schools regarding teacher pay and work schedules? Yes 37% No 56% Not sure 7% (506 votes, results not scientific) Next poll: : Do the Baltimore public schools' significant gains in MSA scores indicate that the city schools are finally turning a corner? Vote at baltimoresun.com/vote
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March 13, 1992
Dr. John O. Meyerhoff, chairman of the board of Parents Anonymous of Maryland, has won the Baltimore City Medical Society's 1991 Annual CommunityService Award.Since becoming the agency's chairman in 1986, Dr. Meyerhoff has raised funds for the agency, worked to increase public awareness and understanding of child abuse and neglect, and increased the professional staff.He also helped develop Adolescents Coping Together, a network of supportgroups for troubled adolescents that now operates in 21 Baltimore public schools.
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January 31, 2002
Carmen V. Russo, chief executive officer of Baltimore public schools, asked the Maryland Board of Public Works yesterday for $16.5 million in state school construction money to build a new Lexington Terrace school and renovate Booker T. Washington Middle School. The projects are aimed at keeping children longer in neighborhood schools. Both schools would include prekindergarten through eighth grade. The board will make a decision on the request in May. The board awarded the city school system $9.7 million yesterday, most of it to start a citywide technology high school.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Cordelia D. Oliver, a retired Baltimore public schools educator who was one of the first African-American docents at the Baltimore Museum of Art , died Aug. 4 at Gilchrist Hospice care in Towson of complications from a stroke. She was 92. "Cordelia was a wonderful person, and if anyone met her, they were instantly drawn to her because of her personality," said Camay Calloway Murphy of Baltimore, former executive director of the Eubie Blake Cultural Center and onetime Baltimore school board member.
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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 Ryan Bacic, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
The event at the Under Armour campus in Baltimore played out like a fashion show and felt like a pep rally - replete with a standing-room-only crowd, bass-pumping music, thundersticks, Ravens cheerleaders and dance moves by mascot Poe. The end result, though, was all charity. With one athlete from each team acting as a model, Under Armour and the Ravens on Wednesday revealed the new uniforms they're donating to the varsity football and girls basketball programs of all 24 Baltimore public high schools.
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May 26, 2014
As an alumnus of the Baltimore School for the Arts I was outraged by Patricia Schultheis' recent commentary on the school ( "Who is responsible for Jabril?" May 19). The School for the Arts not only changed my life but has done so for more than two generations of students. I came from parents who used drugs and abused me. I came from a failing Baltimore City school system to a place where I was encouraged to learn. The School for the Arts is the only thing that kept me from being on the street.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Joel R. Bailey, a longtime Baltimore County public school English teacher who also coached basketball, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 77. "The first thing, Joel really liked his students. ... He enjoyed interacting with them. He was a gentleman," said William L. McIntyre, who grew up with and attended elementary, middle and high schools with Mr. Bailey. "He was the same way in basketball. He was a good teaching coach. He communicated well with his students and he respected them, and they respected him," said Mr. McIntyre, a retired Eastern Technical High School social studies teacher.
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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.
NEWS
August 11, 2006
Warren Allison Ledford, a retired Baltimore public schools guidance counselor and teacher, died of complications related to prostate cancer Monday at his Perry Hall home. He was 84. Born in Baltimore, he was a 1939 graduate of Gaithersburg High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1943 from what was then Western Maryland College and a master's degree in education in 1952 from the Johns Hopkins University. Before beginning his teaching career, Mr. Ledford was an occupational counselor for the Army and a metallurgist at Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant.
NEWS
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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