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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2003
The school year will start two days late for students at six Baltimore schools because of problems getting the facilities ready to open. Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School, Abbottston Elementary School, The Stadium School and Highlandtown Elementary School No. 237 - all housed at the Dr. Samuel L. Banks Professional Development Center, 2500 East Northern Parkway - will open Thursday instead of Tuesday, when the rest of the city's public schools open....
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2011
The two women came barreling down the street, wailing as they sprinted over the downtown light rail tracks and towards the crime scene in front of a barber shop. "Please tell me [my brother's] not shot," one shouted, holding a cell phone. "Please tell me no. " A gruff police commander walked over. "How do you know he's been shot? We don't even know who it is," he said. After catching her breath, the woman replied, "It was on Facebook. " Just before 5 p.m. Saturday, police found a man shot several times inside the Focal Point barber shop in the 200 block of W. Saratoga St. Police identified the victim Sunday as Dwight Taylor, 25, confirming the women's fears.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2011
The two women came barreling down the street, wailing as they sprinted over the downtown light rail tracks and towards the crime scene in front of a barber shop. "Please tell me [my brother's] not shot," one shouted, holding a cell phone. "Please tell me no. " A gruff police commander walked over. "How do you know he's been shot? We don't even know who it is," he said. After catching her breath, the woman replied, "It was on Facebook. " Just before 5 p.m. Saturday, police found a man shot several times inside the Focal Point barber shop in the 200 block of W. Saratoga St. Police identified the victim Sunday as Dwight Taylor, 25, confirming the women's fears.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | March 29, 2006
A divided Baltimore school board voted last night to shutter the Southwestern and Dr. Samuel L. Banks high school complexes and Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School this summer, the first among 16 school building closures planned over the next two years. The votes came as the chairman of the committee that made the closure recommendations changed course and pleaded with the school board not to move Banks High to the campus of Thurgood Marshall Middle and High Schools. The chairman, Michael Carter, told the board that by voting for the proposal, "you truly don't have the best interest of my children at stake."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 23, 2003
Nearly everyone agreed that a drastic change was needed at Northern High School, a place that recently had come to symbolize all that was wrong with the city's neighborhood high schools. The school, which had been through four principals in five years, had gang-related violence and nearly as many dropouts as graduates. The teaching staff felt powerless. So last summer administrators decided to do something just short of shutting the doors. They created four schools by dividing the building into two facilities and creating two additional small high schools in different locations.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | March 29, 2006
A divided Baltimore school board voted last night to shutter the Southwestern and Dr. Samuel L. Banks high school complexes and Elmer A. Henderson Elementary School this summer, the first among 16 school building closures planned over the next two years. The votes came as the chairman of the committee that made the closure recommendations changed course and pleaded with the school board not to move Banks High to the campus of Thurgood Marshall Middle and High Schools. The chairman, Michael Carter, told the board that by voting for the proposal, "you truly don't have the best interest of my children at stake."
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | October 30, 2004
Fires were set at two city school campuses yesterday, forcing the early dismissal of students at two Northeast Baltimore high schools. Students at the Academy for College and Career Exploration and Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School - both of which are located at 2500 E. Northern Parkway in Northeast Baltimore - were sent home shortly after a 9 a.m. trash can fire filled the schools with smoke, school officials said. Firefighters doused the small blaze, and school police arrested a 17-year-old ninth-grade student, who was charged with setting the fire, said school system spokeswoman Vanessa Pyatt.
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December 1, 2004
Two Baltimore schools closed early yesterday because of arsons, the latest in a series of blazes set in city schools this year, authorities said. A fire set at Edmondson-Westside High School in the 500 block of Athol Ave. about 11 a.m. filled the school with heavy smoke and forced classes to be dismissed a short time later, said Vanessa Pyatt, a school system spokeswoman. The fire was contained to a bathroom, which is used as a storage area, said Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 14, 2002
The Baltimore school board adopted names for several new and existing schools this week. The most significant name changes affect the former Northern High, a school with a history of difficulties. To curb student violence and create an atmosphere more conducive to learning, school officials split Northern into three smaller schools this year: No. 418, No. 419 and No. 420. The school designated No. 418 is now W.E.B. DuBois Senior High School. No. 420 will be called Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School.
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March 21, 2006
After hearing from parents and community residents, Baltimore school officials agreed to a few changes to a proposed plan to reduce school space. But concerned citizens still have time to make their voices heard. Speaking up could yet make a difference in the proposals to be voted on next week. In the face of declining enrollment, Baltimore school administrators are looking to reduce overall space by 15 percent over the next three years. State officials are tying $41 million in school construction funds to the closing of some city schools.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | August 30, 2003
The school year will start two days late for students at six Baltimore schools because of problems getting the facilities ready to open. Dr. Samuel L. Banks High School, Abbottston Elementary School, The Stadium School and Highlandtown Elementary School No. 237 - all housed at the Dr. Samuel L. Banks Professional Development Center, 2500 East Northern Parkway - will open Thursday instead of Tuesday, when the rest of the city's public schools open....
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 23, 2003
Nearly everyone agreed that a drastic change was needed at Northern High School, a place that recently had come to symbolize all that was wrong with the city's neighborhood high schools. The school, which had been through four principals in five years, had gang-related violence and nearly as many dropouts as graduates. The teaching staff felt powerless. So last summer administrators decided to do something just short of shutting the doors. They created four schools by dividing the building into two facilities and creating two additional small high schools in different locations.
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