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By Dallas Dance | August 26, 2013
Today, more than 108,000 students will leave their homes and return to Baltimore County Public Schools classrooms ready to prepare for the future. Today, the families of our students will entrust their children to us for 180-plus days of learning. Today, more than 805,000 citizens of Baltimore County will depend on us once again to operate schools and educate students in a way that enhances their communities, raises property values and attracts business and investment. It is a new year for all of us, and we all have a lot riding on what happens.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Sometimes, they offer help solving math problems, or writing sentences, or forming short paragraphs. Yet often, the adults of A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring of Columbia help Howard County students unlock their potential simply by giving an hour a week of attention. "The focus of our intervention is building a strong, encouraging relationship, where the child feels valued and important. That's the first big step," said Chaya Kaplan, executive director of the volunteer nonprofit, which partners with the school system to enhance students' academic and social development.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff writer | March 27, 1992
The majority of county students scored higher than the state averagein the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program.While taking pains not to emphasize the numbers associated with the MSPAP, school officials said they were pleased with how county students scored on the tests, which measured skills in four areas -- reading, writing,mathematics and language usage.County schools did "remarkably well" considering they did not have the chance to adjust their curriculums based on test results from spring 1991, acting Superintendent C. Berry Carter II said.
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May 5, 2014
North County High School students Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs recently captured the gold medal and $50,000 in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and provide a viable, replicable solution. Teams were required to select an environmental topic relating to energy, biodiversity, land management, water conservation or cleanup. The two students created a biosensor to monitor water contaminants rapidly and inexpensively, and also developed an inexpensive water filter made from plastic water bottles and amino acids.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff writer | March 29, 1992
Howard County third-, fifth- and eighth-graders generally outscored their counterparts statewide on new reading, writing, math, and language-usage test results released Thursday.State and area school officials downplayed both low initial scores and comparisons with otherdistricts. The results should be used as a guide for the future rather than a score card, they said."We're expecting a lot from the children, but I think it's a reasonable expectation. This is where we want to be," assessment specialist Leslie Walker-Bartnick told the county school board at Thursday's meeting.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | August 31, 2007
Anne Arundel County students scored higher on the SAT than their peers nationwide, even as their average scores dropped 32 points from last year, according to data released this week by the College Board. County students who took the SAT in the 2006-2007 school year scored an average of 1,519 points, 21 points above the state average, and 8 above the national average. SAT SCORES How students performed, broken down by high school. pg 4g
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1998
To start American Education Week in her ninth-grade government class at Milford Mill Academy, Khellia Koonce asked teacher-for-a-day C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger what she would need "if I want to have your job" -- that of Baltimore County executive.Instead of the standard classroom civics answer about minimum age and residency, she got a politician's practical response, with a primer on Ruppersberger's feelings about public service."You've got to be crazy, first. Then you need luck, timing and opportunity," said the 52-year-old executive, who won re-election two weeks ago. "You have to want to help people and be interested in issues."
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August 25, 1995
Anne Arundel County students beat the statewide average with their scores on the two-part 1995 Scholastic Aptitude Test, which determines college eligibility.Even better, school administrators said the scores -- an average of 438 on the verbal portion and 503 on the mathematics portion -- were the highest they've been for county students in 15 years.The average verbal score for county students has risen 13 points in the past five years, while the average mathematics score has risen 20 points.
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By NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON | October 18, 2006
Two Anne Arundel County students have been charged with disrupting school activities and making false statements in connection with a series of bomb threats that were called in to their high school this month, county police said yesterday. The suspects, whose names were not released because they are juveniles, are accused of making threatening phone calls Oct. 5 to Northeast High School, at 1121 Duvall Highway in Pasadena. The threats forced an immediate evacuation of the school. Anne Arundel County police and fire departments and the state fire marshal's office responded to the scene and after a search of the school, students and faculty were allowed to return.
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March 31, 1991
Carroll County students who wish to participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities are allowed one failing grade to remaineligible, but students could get by with one F and 4 Ds under the county policy. Some have suggested a more stringent requirement, such as a 2.0 (C) average, but others have said that if the requirements are too tough, some students will take less difficult courses.Should the school board adopt tougher academic requirements? What should those requirements be?
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Baltimore County school officials found a gun that shoots plastic pellets in the backpack of a student at Charlesmont Elementary School in Dundalk on Wednesday. Students tipped off school officials who went to the student's class and found the air soft gun, according to Dale Rauenzahn, Baltimore County's executive director of student support services. The student first brought the gun to school Tuesday, Rauenzahn said, and school officials are trying to encourage students to come forward immediately when they have information about a weapon.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 14, 2014
For proof that kids love pizza, have a look at Everett Stimler's "Folk Art House. " A 5th grader at Lisbon Elementary School, Stimler made this painting by applying acrylic paint to the lid of a pizza box. And several other students in a new art exhibit likewise made paintings on pizza boxes. These pizza-box-as-canvas paintings amount to just a few slices of the hundreds of pieces of art in various mediums that fill a gallery at the Howard County Arts Council for an exhibit titled "Alternative Processes — Alternative Materials.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
Rumors that a shooting would occur at Gen. John Stricker Middle School on Friday spread quickly over social media the night before, resulting in a message being sent to Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance via Twitter. Dance, who has 10,000 Twitter followers, was sent a tweet at 9:31 p.m. saying, "Do something about this. " The message included a screen shot of another tweet that said, "Apparently there is a planned shooting supposed to happen at Stricker tomorrow. " Dance said he saw the tweet three minutes later and called administrators in charge of school safety.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2014
A Perry Hall Middle School student received honors in a recent Black History Month essay competition, according to a news release from Baltimore County Public Schools. Patrick Krack was the second-place winner in M&T Bank's 27th annual "Champions of Courage" contest, which asks participants to write about their personal heroes that shared with them the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King. Krack wrote about the support he received from his basketball coach Terry Bryant as a white student joining a predominantly African-American squad: "Coach Terry Bryant is my Champion of Courage.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2014
Howard County theater students from several schools showcased their acting chops last weekend at the 2014 Maryland State Thespian Festival in Calvert County. During the two-day event, more than 800 students from high schools across the state traveled to Huntingtown High School to perform on stage, compete for college scholarships and participate in workshops to hone their talents. Hunter Richardson, a junior at Oakland Mills High School, acknowledges that she was nervous before her troupe's performance before a judging panel of professionals.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
The Baltimore County school system is eliminating the jobs of more than 100 technology teachers in elementary schools next fall, saying it is time to move away from teaching technology in a computer laboratory. The change means students in some schools will no longer take a once-a-week computer class, using a computer lab to learn skills and do research. Under the new technology plan, the district intends to provide pupils and their teachers in 10 elementary schools with tablets or laptops next year.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | July 19, 1993
Despite some easing of recent economic pains, things are still tough for Carroll County students seeking summer jobs."It's as tough, if not tougher, for the summer job applicants," said Michael Bixler, an employer services representative with the Carroll County office of the state Department of Economic and Employment Development. "The economy hasn't turned around the way people would like it to."His program, a job registry for high school students, and two county Job Training Partnership Administration (JTPA)
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August 10, 2011
Prince George's County Prince George's County Public Schools will host its inaugural Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy., in Greenbelt. The event is open to all county students, teachers, staff, parents, community leaders and county agencies. The fair will provide parents and students with access to the resources needed for a successful school year. Guests will have the opportunity to speak with school representatives and get information on before- and after-school programs, school registration, PTA registration, school supplies and more.  For more information, call 301-780-6898 or 301-952-6095. 
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Maryland is often lauded as one of the nation's top-performing states for education, and Howard County consistently ranks among the top school districts in Maryland. But county schools Superintendent Renee Foose is among administrators nationwide eager to know even more about how American students stack up — namely, how students in their respective school districts perform compared with their overseas counterparts. Educators worldwide are examining the recent results of a test given triennially to 15-year-olds.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2013
North County High School junior Jack Andraka, who has received numerous accolades for his work on early detection methods for cancer, will be honored with an international award at the Vatican on Saturday, according to Anne Arundel Public School officials. Andraka will receive the International Giuseppe Sciacca Award, which according to the award website is given to young people whose work have made them role models. It is named in honor of Giuseppe Sciacca, a 26-year-old architecture student who died in an accident involving a parachute failure in 1986.
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