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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | July 29, 2013
The leaders of a consortium of states trying to create common student tests for elementary through high school grades are battling defections. Last week, Georgia said the upcoming tests now being created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) are too expensive at $25 to $29 a test and decided to drop out.  This week it is Indiana as the governor said his state is bailing as well. Florida leaders also are discussing whether to continue.
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By Liz Bowie and By Liz Bowie | July 29, 2013
The leaders of a consortium of states trying to create common student tests for elementary through high school grades are battling defections. Last week, Georgia said the upcoming tests now being created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) are too expensive at $25 to $29 a test and decided to drop out.  This week it is Indiana as the governor said his state is bailing as well. Florida leaders also are discussing whether to continue.
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BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Staff Writer B | March 11, 1992
A diverse group of small biomedical companies have created a consortium to help them raise money, expand their markets and collaborate on products.Biomedical Entrepreneur Associates, a Washington-based management corporation with a staff of two, will run the consortium, which is designed to help bring companies with varied agendas together, said Edmund Jaskiewicz, chairman of the group.The consortium of 11 companies from the United States and Canada was formed, Mr. Jaskiewicz explained, after small companies with interesting products found it difficult to get even $300,000 to $500,000 in financing.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2013
While the University of Maryland won't be able to reap most of the rewards of joining the Big Ten athletic conference until the move becomes official in July 2014, it will start benefiting from its academic counterpart — the Committee on Institutional Cooperation — this year. Officials from the university and the CIC met this week in College Park to start hammering out the details in preparation for this July, when Maryland and Rutgers University are set to join the 13-member cooperative, which includes the 12 Big Ten schools plus the University of Chicago.
NEWS
September 20, 1998
Howard, Carroll and Frederick counties, working as a consortium, will receive $228,000 in federal funds to train 135 teachers in a pilot project centered primarily on reading instruction for high school students.The program will allow teachers to work with their own students and schools to identify problems older students experience in reading in all subjects. Teachers will then try to find solutions and use them in class.The funding is part of $567,000 in federal Goals 2000 money that the Maryland State Department of Education awarded recently.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts and Edward Gunts,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 28, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Seven private foundations joined with the Prudential Life Insurance Co. yesterday to announce plans to allocate $62.5 million in loans and grants over the next three years to help rebuild America's devastated inner-city neighborhoods.The effort, called the National Community Development Initiative,marks one of the largest non-governmental investments in low-income neighborhood renewal in U.S. history. It is expected to result in more than $500 million worth of new housing and commercial-revitalization projects in some of the nation's poorest urban neighborhoods.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | November 13, 1990
A consortium of 14 U.S. research institutions led by the California Institute of Technology is scheduled to announce today that it will purchase a custom-designed supercomputer from Intel Corp. to help solve a series of scientific "grand challenges."The project, known as the Concurrent Supercomputing Consortium, is one of the most significant endorsements to date of a style of computing known as parallel processing, which chains together many processors and breaks up problems to solve them more quickly.
BUSINESS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Evening Sun Staff | January 3, 1991
Ships serving a corsortium of three foreign ship lines will not be coming to Baltimore but will call at Virginia's Port of Hampton Roads instead.The Tricon consortium would have brought to Baltimore a significant amount of business and a major boost in image. Losing it will probably mean some cargo that had been moving through Baltimore will be diverted elsewhere, according to one maritime businessman.It also apparently --es the state's hopes of luring a ship line to Baltimore with the new Seagirt Marine Terminal.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,Staff Writer | March 11, 1992
A diverse group of small biomedical companies have created a consortium to help them raise money, expand their markets and collaborate on products.Biomedical Entrepreneur Associates, a Washington-based management corporation with a staff of two, will run the consortium, which is designed to help bring companies with varied agendas together, said Edmund Jaskiewicz, chairman of the group.The consortium of 11 companies from the United States and Canada was formed, Mr. Jaskiewicz explained, after small companies with interesting products found it difficult to get even $300,000 to $500,000 in financing.
NEWS
By Alec Klein and Alec Klein,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1998
Denouncing public policies as racially biased, three major black institutions in Baltimore launched an ambitious joint venture yesterday to address key social issues from an African- American perspective.After four years of confidential, soul-searching meetings, Associated Black Charities, Coppin State College and Morgan State University have created New Thinking Consortium, a nonprofit organization unique to the region. The collaborators say New Thinking will serve as a beacon for African-Americans in Baltimore and nationwide on issues of education, housing, economic development and health care.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2012
Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue. But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a significant academic benefit to joining the athletic conference. The 12 universities that make up the Big Ten Conference, plus the University of Chicago, constitute an academic consortium called the Committee on Institutional Collaboration.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
Howard Community College is part of a three-college consortium that will launch a Mount Airy-based health care training center to propel students into those high-demand careers, HCC officials said. On Monday, HCC joined Carroll and Frederick community colleges and state elected officials for the groundbreaking of the Mount Airy College Center for Health Care Education. The facility, which is slated to open in the fall of 2012, will provide health care-related programs to students from the three community colleges at a site that school officials say is easily accessible.
NEWS
July 10, 2011
Regarding Brian Murphy's op-ed "Toll troubles" (July 7), Mr. Murphy fails to inform readers that Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana leased the Indiana Toll Road to a consortium from Australia and Spain for $3.5 billion over 99 years. Moreover, the consortium collects tolls to finance all the improvements and maintenance of the now privatized highway. Leave it to each of us to decide the merits of abandoning the public sector for the easy money from overseas. John Depman, Bel Air
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | June 24, 2007
The newly formed Carroll County Manufacturing Consortium is trying to change the image of manufacturing jobs by expanding college credit for on-the-job and online training in machine technology while encouraging more students to enter the field. Representatives from numerous companies in the county, including the Fairlawn Tool & Die Co. in Hampstead and Flowserve Pump Division in Taneytown, have scheduled a meeting Aug. 2 with staffers from Carroll Community College, the public school system and the county Department of Economic Development.
NEWS
June 17, 2007
The Carroll County Manufacturing Consortium held its first organizational meeting last month at Carroll Community College. Members discussed apprenticeship training, regional wage data overview, work force recruitment and retention, the Governor's Workforce Investment Board's skill standards project and collaborative marketing. Twelve companies attended the gathering: IntelliTech Inc., Evapco Inc., Shelter Systems Limited, Universal Forest Products Inc., GT Brothers Inc., Maple Grove Machining, General Dynamics Robotics Systems Inc., Black and Decker Inc., MasterWorks Machining Inc., Western Industrial Machining Inc., Fairlawn Tool and Die Company Inc., and Flowserve Pump Division.
NEWS
By ERIC SIEGEL | November 30, 2006
A consortium of large banks and major philanthropic institutions is pushing for a new national urban policy that stresses reliability in federal funding and flexibility in how the money is spent. In a letter last week to the White House and an accompanying statement, the group, known as Living Cities Inc., backed President Bush's proposal for the creation of a new challenge fund for revitalizing distressed communities as "exactly the right way to go." But it said the money should not come out of existing U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds, as the administration has suggested, and should be funded at higher than the recommended $200 million.
BUSINESS
By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | September 2, 1992
The Chesapeake Consortium -- a business group made up of the local Westinghouse unit, Chrysler Corp., Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. and the state of Maryland -- has been selected to receive a $4 million federal grant for continued work on the development of an electric vehicle.The funding from the U.S. Transportation Department was part of a $10.3 million grant approved yesterday for distribution to three consortia. A business group in California is in line for $4 million; the remaining $2.3 million is earmarked for a New York group.
NEWS
By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | May 9, 2002
When the University of Maryland, University College pulled the plug this year on its only foreign residential campus, university officials argued that the campus' finances made it impossible to sustain. As it turns out, not everyone agrees. Faculty and staff members at the campus in southwestern Germany say that a consortium of other schools is close to agreeing to take over the campus. The loss, say those trying to save the campus, is Maryland's. "It's a big opportunity wasted," said Nil Sismanyazici, an educational consultant in Montgomery County who was in the German school's founding class.
NEWS
August 9, 2006
Networking event set Aug. 16 in Linthicum The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with 10 local chambers and other business organizations, will hold a networking event from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 16 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, 692 Maritime Blvd., Linthicum. After breakfast, those who attend can participate in four rounds of 90-second, speed presentations, meeting a wide variety of business professionals in less than two hours.
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