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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
Homeless families in Baltimore have filed a federal lawsuit against the city school system, contending that their children have been denied transportation to school and been stigmatized because they couldn't afford field trips and uniforms. The class-action lawsuit, filed by the Public Justice Center on behalf of three homeless families in U.S. District Court, seeks an injunction against the district to stop policies and practices that hurt the already struggling families. "These barriers are symptomatic of larger failures when it comes to identifying and serving these kids, and ensuring that they have the same opportunity to succeed as housed kids, which is what the law requires," said Monisha Cherayil, an attorney with the Public Justice Center Education Stability Project.
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By Francois Furstenberg | September 9, 2014
On behalf of Baltimore's stakeholders, I want to express my thanks to Gregory E. Thornton, the new chief executive officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, for his inspiring words (" Much work to be done ," Aug. 25). In case you're wondering, the stake I hold is a house I recently bought in East Baltimore. It's a big row house, built in 1875, so I don't exactly hold it - really it holds me - but I guess that part isn't so important. Let me get to the point: CEO Thornton tells us he will run the city schools like a business.
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April 19, 1998
"With everything that's been said and done, and the record of poor achievement in Baltimore, it's surprising that the debate is not about which of the validated programs would be best.Louisa Cook Moats, a nationally recognized reading expert, on the Baltimore school system's rejection of two proven phonics-based reading programs in favor of textbooks that don't adequately teach phonics -- even though the system had committed itself to phonics.Pub Date: 4/19/98
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By Jane Sundius | January 9, 2014
The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal recommendations on school discipline policies that aim to lower out of school suspensions and ensure that they are no longer handed out to children of color at rates that are double or triple the...
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November 27, 2003
The political action group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, along with a group of parents and one teacher, is seeking an injunction against the Baltimore school system to stop the more than 700 employee layoffs school officials announced Tuesday. The request, filed in Circuit Court yesterday, says the layoffs pose a threat to the quality of education received by the city's 92,000 schoolchildren. "The bottom line is the state has the obligation to fund these schools, and so does the city, and they need to start coming up with the money," said Mitchell Klein, ACORN's chief organizer.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | August 1, 2006
The Baltimore school system will hold community meetings about the coming transfer of 4,300 students whose schools closed or moved this summer. Officials will be available to address questions from affected students, families and community members. The meetings will be held: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon in the media center at the Walbrook High School campus, 2000 Edgewood St., to discuss schools in Northwest, West, Southwest and South Baltimore. Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the media center at the Lake Clifton High School campus, 2901 St. Lo Drive, to discuss schools in North and Northeast Baltimore.
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September 13, 1992
Rose L. Kornblatt, a former teacher in Baltimore's public schools, died Sept. 4 at her Park Heights Avenue home after a heart attack. She was 85.Services for Miss Kornblatt were conducted Monday.Born in Baltimore, Miss Kornblatt attended public schools and graduated in 1924 from Western High School. She then continued her education at the Maryland State Normal School, known today as Towson State University. She graduated in 1926 and began her teaching career with the Baltimore school system that year, retiring in 1968.
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August 5, 2007
Two officers wounded Two Baltimore police officers were shot while responding to reports of gambling on an East Baltimore street. A suspect was arrested within hours. Court backs charter school funds The state's highest court ruled that Baltimore school system must spend as much per pupil on charter school students as it spends on regular school students. Kent Island deal approved The state Board of Public Works approved a $7 million plan to buy a 74-acre piece of land on Kent Island promoted for its recreational and historical value.
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December 18, 1992
BALTIMORE's Norplant consortium has drawn national attention, including a front-page story in the New York Times. Last Monday, the Times printed the following editorial, headlined "Baltimore's Lead in Contraception":"A girl who grows up in Baltimore, Md., has all too strong a chance of becoming a mother before she reaches adulthood. In 1990, one in 10 of the city's 15- to 17-year-olds gave birth."So it was welcome news two years ago when contraceptives became available at health clinics in . . . six high schools and two middle schools.
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June 21, 1991
Services for Robert Willie Griner Jr., who recently retired as head of the guidance department at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School, will be held at noon today at Union Memorial United Methodist Church, 2500 Harlem Ave.Mr. Griner, who was 61, died of heart failure Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital.A Maryland native, Mr. Griner was educated in the Baltimore school system that he later served for more than 36 years. He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1947, then earned a bachelor's degree in counseling in 1952 from what is now Morgan State University.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2013
Homeless families in Baltimore have filed a federal lawsuit against the city school system, contending that their children have been denied transportation to school and been stigmatized because they couldn't afford field trips and uniforms. The class-action lawsuit, filed by the Public Justice Center on behalf of three homeless families in U.S. District Court, seeks an injunction against the district to stop policies and practices that hurt the already struggling families. "These barriers are symptomatic of larger failures when it comes to identifying and serving these kids, and ensuring that they have the same opportunity to succeed as housed kids, which is what the law requires," said Monisha Cherayil, an attorney with the Public Justice Center Education Stability Project.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2012
Although dozens are vying for Dallas Dance's attention in his first days as Baltimore County school superintendent, he plans to seek out disengaged students and parents of private school students, two groups that he hopes respectively to keep and to attract back into the fold. On Monday, Dance takes on the job of leading the 105,000-student system, which has grown far more racially diverse and economically stratified in the past decade. The 31-year-old Virginia native seems intent on asking those who are unhappy with the system what he must change to support students on the verge of dropping out and to challenge students whose families have the means to go elsewhere.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2012
WEATHER Today's forecast calls for it to be mostly cloudy with a high near 86 and a 20 percent chance of precipitation. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low around 77. But temperatures will heat up on Wednesday, when it's expected to be sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Heat index values will be as high as 102. TRAFFIC Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute....
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
The Baltimore school system was among 23 educational organizations from across the nation to be named finalists in a highly competitive U.S. Department of Education program that will dole out nearly $150 million for innovative programming this year. The city applied for a $3 million Investing in Innovation grant, known as i3 grants, to invest in its Middle School STEM Summer Learning Program, a project-based learning program piloted in the summer of 2010. The city must match 15 percent of the grant from the private sector by Dec. 9 to receive its award.
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By The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
Though all Baltimore region school systems will be open Wednesday, dozens of schools will remain closed because of power outages. Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County schools will open Wednesday after delaying the first day because of Hurricane Irene. Anne Arundel, which began school last week, will also resume classes. In Baltimore City, 20 schools will remain closed. They are: Baltimore Civitas Middle/High Bay-Brook Elementary-Middle Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy West Calvin M. Rodwell Elementary Dickey Hill Elementary/Middle Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary/Middle Edgewood Elementary George Washington Elementary Guilford Elementary/Middle KIPP Ujima Village Academy Elementary/Middle •Lakeland Elementary/Middle Lockerman Bundy Elementary Mary Ann Winterling Elementary at Bentalou Mary E. Rodman Elementary Md. Academy of Technology and Health Sciences North Bend Elementary/Middle Rognel Heights Elementary/Middle Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle Waverly Elementary/Middle Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle In Baltimore County, 20 schools that are still without power will remain closed.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2011
Hundreds of Filipino teachers in Baltimore face crucial visa deadlines, and the school district is scrambling to seek renewals — and to show the federal government that they're still needed despite a growing pool of U.S. teaching applicants. Anxiety has been building among Filipino teachers since March, when 15 were denied U.S. citizenship, school officials said. More than 25 teachers faced a May 31 deadline to file for renewals of their work visas, and 110 t eachers face a June 30 deadline.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | November 12, 2010
About 10,000 Baltimore County school employees had their paychecks delayed Friday because of what officials are calling a computer glitch. District officials realized Thursday there was a problem with a file submitted Wednesday to M&T Bank, but since Thursday was Veterans Day, a bank holiday, they could not immediately fix it. By Friday afternoon, all employees who are M&T Bank customers had received their checks, said Charles Herndon, a...
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