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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1998
Anthony G. Marchione was hired as permanent superintendent of Baltimore County's schools two years ago to bring a steadying hand to a district in turmoil.Today, the unassuming 66-year-old educator is given high marks for restoring calm and instilling confidence, reaching out to teachers, parents and students who felt they had been shut out and ignored.Administrators no longer joke about learning of major new initiatives by listening to the radio as they drive on the Beltway. Parents say their concerns are heard.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Two weeks after one councilman declared Anne Arundel County "at war" with local schools over a $5 million funding dispute, the County Council unanimously voted Monday to hand over the cash. The county and schools were at odds over how to resolve the outstanding tab, which arose when state officials determined that Anne Arundel did not give the school system the minimum funding required by state law. While the amount of money was small in relation to the schools' overall budget, the bill took on outsized political significance.
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NEWS
September 10, 2006
THE ISSUE: The county school system's Web site has a new look. Do you like it? How often do you use it? Does the Web page for your child's school provide you with useful information? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by Thursday to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Mary Klatko grew up in Pennsylvania eating nutritious foods, some fresh from the family garden and cooked from scratch. When she was named Howard County's director of food and nutrition services 26 years ago, she assumed everyone ate that way, and though she would discover the contrary, she still incorporated a healthful-eating approach into the school system's menus. So Klatko was ecstatic, though not surprised, to learn that Howard County received an A-plus from the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which issues its School Lunch Report Card detailing how well school districts nationwide meet federal guidelines for healthful school lunches at elementary schools.
NEWS
September 5, 2007
We want your opinions THE ISSUE: Classes resumed last week for more than 48,500 students in the Howard County school system. How do you think the opening of school for the 2007-2008 year went? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.
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By DAN BERGER | September 2, 1993
O.C. looked Emily in the eye. O.C. blinked.Israeli and Palestinian delegates in Washington are waiting for word on what they agreed to.(A) School began too early. (B) Labor Day comes too late. Select one.The Baltimore County school system is beset by bomb-throwing radicals, all of whom are on the school board.Phone companies are allowed to enter the cable TV business, which is probably OK as long as they don't confuse the two. As in, "Smile, you're on cable TV!"
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April 28, 2009
Summer, or at least summer vacation, will come four days earlier than originally scheduled for public school students in Baltimore County, officials said Monday The change was made because not all of the snow days built into the calendar were used. At the same time, the Harford County school system added two days of classes because the calendar there does not assume days will be lost to weather. Here are the dates that school will be out across the area. Anne Arundel County: June 10 Baltimore City: June 12 Baltimore County: June 12 Carroll County: June 12 Harford County: June 12 Howard County: June 19 Source: area school systems
NEWS
January 6, 2003
The Baltimore County school system will hold a public forum Jan. 21 to discuss enrollment boundaries for New Town High School, which will open next fall in Owings Mills. The forum will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Deer Park Magnet Middle School, 9830 Winands Road. The snow date is Jan. 23. Members of the public will have an opportunity to express their views to the committee of parents, educators and others that will draw the lines.
SPORTS
By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2003
Oakland Mills football coach Ken Hovet has been put on administrative leave as the Howard County school system investigates the circumstances surrounding the team's use of an academically ineligible player, sources have told The Sun. It was announced on Thursday that the Scorpions had to forfeit seven regular-season victories and their first-round berth in the state playoffs as a result of the violation, which sources said involved a reserve player....
NEWS
April 3, 2003
Severna Park Middle School social studies teacher Weldon Andre Jones has been named Anne Arundel County's 2003 Public School Teacher of the Year. The county's Private School Teacher of the Year is Gina L. Goncz, a science teacher at St. Martin's Lutheran School. Jones, who has taught in the county school system for 29 years, uses storytelling and humor to convey lessons to his students. "He makes his class the funniest, but not too fun, just enough that we learn with a smile," a student wrote of Jones' teaching style.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Howard County schools officials showcased the system's resources and educational approaches to a delegation of social studies and art supervisors from Thailand this week, joining officials in other local jurisdictions to welcome Asian educators. The Thai group, led by Benjalug Namfa, the country's deputy secretary general of basic education, met with Superintendent Renee Foose and curriculum staff Tuesday and visited classrooms at Howard High School and Ellicott Mills Middle School on Wednesday.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2012
Each day while getting dressed, Elkridge Elementary School para-educator Adrienne Grein slips on one of the most important items of her wardrobe — a pedometer, which is part of a popular health and wellness program that has become a hit in the Howard County school system. The program is called Virgin HealthMiles, and it encourages employees to get in shape and stay healthy through everyday activity, even on the job. The program is part of a school system effort to create a wellness culture and help employees play an active role in taking care of their health.
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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.
EXPLORE
May 25, 2011
Given the epic changes in Baltimore County government this year — a new county executive and five new faces on the seven-member County Council — it comes as no surprise that changes are also happening to the county's Board of Education. Last week, Gov. Martin O'Malley's office announced that two school board members, board president Earnest Hines and Meg O'Hare, would not be reappointed. The governor has the authority to appoint all of the county's school board members, but it is likely County Executive Kevin Kamenetz was consulted in the removal of Hines and O'Hare.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
Baltimore County school leaders are proposing to spend about half of their $17.4 million in Race to the Top money on technology and increasing the number of Teach for America teachers. In a presentation to the county school board this week, educators said they want to use the funds to pay for $5 million in data systems, including a virtual learning center at Chesapeake High School and developing a virtual high school and games. Another portion of that $5 million would go to developing data systems to track students' performance and to a site now under development that teachers can use to gather curriculum information and individual student data.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2010
Seven people, including five children, were taken to a local hospital Tuesday morning in a three-vehicle crash involving a school bus on U.S. 50 in Anne Arundel County. Lt. Cliff Kooser, a spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Fire Department, said five school-age children and two adults were transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center with minor injuries. He said the crash occurred about 8:40 a.m. on westbound U.S. 50 near the interchange with Route 450. It involved two passenger vehicles and a special-needs school bus. One of the adults taken to the hospital was an occupant of one of the passenger cars, Kooser said.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2010
The family of a Howard County student has filed a $10 million federal lawsuit against several officials in the school system, alleging that administrators failed to protect the student from bullying that led to his suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on Tuesday, alleges that in December 2007, officials at Patapsco Middle School in Ellicott City failed to protect the student's rights to due process and equal protection by not intervening in "serious episodes of student-on-student violence" by a group of five students.
NEWS
April 28, 2009
Summer, or at least summer vacation, will come four days earlier than originally scheduled for public school students in Baltimore County, officials said Monday The change was made because not all of the snow days built into the calendar were used. At the same time, the Harford County school system added two days of classes because the calendar there does not assume days will be lost to weather. Here are the dates that school will be out across the area. Anne Arundel County: June 10 Baltimore City: June 12 Baltimore County: June 12 Carroll County: June 12 Harford County: June 12 Howard County: June 19 Source: area school systems
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