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By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
Math was not Anshu Randhawa's favorite subject in school. But Patuxent Valley Middle School in Jessup was seeking a math instructor, and Randhawa was looking for a teaching job after completing a stint in the Peace Corps. So, for the past seven years, she has been teaching math to middle-schoolers in Howard County - engaging number-fearing pupils with her innovative lessons. "They needed a math teacher," Randhawa recalled. "I fell into it, loved it and never left." Yesterday, Randhawa, now a sixth-grade math teacher at Folly Quarter Middle School, was recognized as an American Star of Teaching by the U.S. Department of Education for improving student performance and making a difference in her pupils' lives.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals in the third year of the federal Race to the Top program, the department identified the greatest obstacles: implementing the Common Core standards, creating new teacher and principal evaluations, and building new data systems. The department assessed progress in 11 states and the District of Columbia that were among the first to sign on to Race to the Top, a $4.35 billion program created by President Barack Obama to encourage school reforms.
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September 19, 1990
The Howard County Department of Education is recruiting interested citizens to serve on a Student Walking Route Committee.The walking routes to be considered are used by the Department of Education in determining student eligibility for school bus service and/or acceptable student walking routes. The committee will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating walking routes and preparing related reports for submission to the Superintendent of Schools.Interested parties should submit their name, address and telephone number to Dr. M.E. Hickey, Superintendent of Schools, Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, 21043.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | September 11, 2013
Jonathan Brice, a key player in the administration of former city schools CEO Andres Alonso, will leave his post to take an appointed position at the U.S. Department of Education. Brice, who served as the director of student support and safety before he was named to oversee the district's school support networks in 2011, will fill the post of deputy assistant secretary in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. His last day in the district is Oct. 4. Tisha Edwards, interim CEO of the school system, announced Brice's departure during Tuesday's school board meeting saying that she was “grateful for Jonathan's contribution.” In an email to the district Wednesday, Edwards also announced Brice's replacement, Sean Conley, who currently serves as an executive director of principal support and accountability.
NEWS
October 27, 1995
Anne Arundel Community College's restaurant management program has been given an award for excellence by the Maryland State Department of Education.The department's Award of Excellence named the community college's Hotel/Restaurant Management Program and Chef Apprentice Option as the top post-secondary career program in Maryland.The program also was recognized as a regional semifinalist for a U.S. Department of Education award given to exemplary programs in vocational and technical education.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | November 2, 1996
The Maryland State Department of Education is calling on city JTC school employees, students and their parents to participate in a public forum on testing policy.Baltimore educators and residents will help officials from the Department of Education and representatives from the College Board and the Educational Testing Service shape statewide tests that will measure the effectiveness of city schools and the skills and abilities of students. The tests will replace the Maryland Functional Tests.
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December 26, 2005
Graduations are usually a springtime rite of passage. But on Thursday, 29 individuals with disabilities graduated from six vocational training programs at the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of Rehabilitation Services. The programs are designed to equip students with the skills so that they can work in industries that include cosmetology, automotive repair, office technology in accounting and security services. State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick was guest speaker at the ceremony.
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August 28, 1991
Age; residence: 38; CockeysvilleSalary: $41,747Family: Single Education: Bachelor's degree in art education fromEdinboro University, Edinboro, Pa., 1974; master's of education in art, Edinboro University, 1978. Additional graduate study at Towson State University Previous work experience: Secondary art teacher in Korumburra, Victoria, Australia; elementary art teacher in Upper DauphinSchool District, Pa.; testing officer for Maryland Department of Education; certification specialist for the Maryland Department of Education and Eastern Shore of Maryland Educational Consortium
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February 16, 1998
Highlights in Annapolis today:House of Delegates meets at 8 p.m., House chamber.Senate convenes at 8 p.m., Senate chamber.Senate Budget and Taxation Committee subcommittee considers State Department of Education budget, 4 p.m., Room 100, Senate office building.Pub Date: 2/16/98
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May 7, 1997
Also in yesterday's Maryland section, an article incorrectly named one of the technology partners with the Maryland State Department of Education. AT&T Corp. is participating in the effort to provide a Web site for each school system.The Sun regrets the errors.Pub Date: 5/07/97
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From Baltimore Sun staff reports | March 8, 2013
Perry Hall High School has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to assist in its efforts to recover from a shooting on the first day of school. George Roberts, principal of the high school in Baltimore County, said the school applied for the Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant shortly after the shooting took place. It will assist the school with bringing in part-time counselors, or temporary crisis counselors that could be used for tragic events, such as the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Roberts said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2012
Polly Moser drew inspiration from watching rivers flowing down the mountains during a family hiking trip to California and Nevada. The Burleigh Manor Middle School seventh-grader crafted her first full composition, "The Flow of Water," and entered it in an annual National PTA competition. Polly's work won the top national honor for music composition in May and will be among the works exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education. The contest, Reflections, draws entries from hundreds of thousands of students across the country in the categories of music composition, dance choreography, film production, literature, photography and visual arts.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Hundreds of Baltimore students and residents have had their high school completions hanging in limbo since the state transferred the General Education Development responsibilities to a new department, according to city and adult education officials. As a consequence, a program that was designed to fast-track a high school diploma for teens and adults is in some cases preventing them from having access to jobs and college enrollment, officials and students say. On Thursday, the City Council will hold a hearing to discuss the issues that city GED seekers have faced, such as an increase in wait times, since the service was moved from the state education department to the labor department in 2009.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $12.2 million to Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities, Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday. The money is aimed at strengthening academic resources, management capabilities, and infrastructure at Coppin State University and Morgan State University in Baltimore, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne. The federal grants include: •$3,890,115 for tutoring and counseling programs, an endowment, job training in underrepresented disciplines and faculty development and community outreach at Morgan State; •$3,001,959 to address the achievement gap for first-generation college students, increase enrollment, and begin to implement a strategic plan to improve educational offerings at Bowie State; •$2,774,743 to improve retention and graduation rates, academic programming, and minority participation in fields of science, technology, nursing, information technology, and geography at Coppin State; and •$2,535,354 for University of Maryland Eastern Shore to work toward becoming a leader in doctoral research by building upon access to education, recruitment and retention, engagement in research and development and addressing the achievement gap. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights said that it will investigate allegations by the Anne Arundel branch of the NAACP that the county's school system discriminates against African-American students when meting out discipline. The office's March 29 decision came in response to a formal complaint filed last year by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People that accused the school system of subjecting African-American students to different treatment than other students regarding discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2010
An exhibition showcasing the work of three dozen Maryland public high school students from 10 school districts throughout the state opened Monday at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington. The juried show, which will be on display for two months in a long lobby of the federal office building across the street from the National Air and Space Museum, contains a variety of work including a ceramic Mona Lisa by seven students from Heritage High School in East Baltimore, oil paintings and digital work.
NEWS
April 23, 2007
School calendars State law requires that schools be closed for these days: Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas Eve through Jan. 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Presidents Day The Friday before Easter through the Monday after Easter Memorial Day Primary and general election days [Source: Maryland State Department of Education]
NEWS
October 16, 1990
Essex Community College has received a $75,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to be used by the college's office of cooperative education.The office provides students with the opportunity to earn credits toward a degree while gaining practical work experience.
NEWS
September 9, 2009
No politics in Obama speech In his address to schoolchildren, President Obama merely followed a precedent established by two former Republican presidents to address the educational goals, values and responsibilities that should be important to every student in this country. As educators, we welcome the support of national leaders who encourage students to do their part and to do their best. Furthermore, a review of the suggested materials prepared by the Teaching Ambassador Fellows of the U.S. Department of Education (Pre-K-6, and Grades 7-12)
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