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By LIZ BOWIE and LIZ BOWIE,SUN REPORTER | November 30, 2005
On the first day of school this fall, when all the students around her stood to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, an 11th-grade girl at Chesapeake High School in Essex stayed seated and silent. But her teacher ordered her to stand, according to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is waging a campaign to draw attention to students' First Amendment rights. ACLU officials wrote Maryland school Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick yesterday to alert her to what they say are a growing number of complaints they are receiving from students who are being harassed by teachers when they refuse to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
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NEWS
September 28, 2006
It's often hard to keep politics out of decision-making on education. But when it came to selecting reading curriculums as part of a No Child Left Behind literacy program, some Department of Education officials didn't even try. A report released last week by the Department's inspector general shows that the reading improvement program has been shamefully mired in favoritism and conflicts of interest. Department officials need to clean up the mess as quickly as possible. The Reading First program aims to help first-, second- and third-graders read better as a way to boost broader academic success.
NEWS
January 29, 1995
School board to hold hearing on boundariesThe Board of Education will hold a public hearing on boundary adjustments at 7:30 p.m. March 7 in the Board Room. Those who want to address the board at the hearing should call 313-7197 after Feb. 8 to be scheduled to speak. Each speaker is limited to three minutes. The board requests that 15 copies of each presentation be provided in advance or at the time of the hearing.Public work sessions on boundary adjustments are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 2 and 14.The board will take final action regarding boundary lines at the regular meeting March 23.All meetings regarding the boundary lines are held in the Board Room at the Department of Education building, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.
NEWS
February 2, 1992
Parents and others interested in the results of the Maryland report card can get copies of the complete school-by-school reports, which include more detailed information for every county school, from the Harford Board of Education, 45 E. Gordon St., Bel Air; 838-7300.Copies are to be available at individual schools by Dec. 1. The statewide report containing more detailed information for the 24 localities is available from the state Department of Education, 200 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore; 332-2000.
NEWS
September 13, 1998
"Is it safe to say our kids could almost stay home and do as well?"-- Baltimore school board member Patricia Morris, commenting on the overall poor showing of city elementary students on tests measuring their progress in reading and math in the last school year."The numbers show that Baltimore City [students], like [those in] other urban systems, are not doing well compared to their peers. They reflect the problems kids bring to school."--Steven Ferrara, former director of testing for the state Department of Education, explaining the same low test scores.
NEWS
November 1, 2007
Assessment test plan changes Students who haven't been able to pass the four high school assessment tests can substitute a project called the "bridge plan." To be eligible to do so, a student must: Have failed one or more of the tests twice and have already received some extra help. Have passed the course in the subject of the test. Have satisfactory attendance. Be on track to receive enough credits to graduate. For more information on the bridge plan, go to www.hsaexam.org Source: Maryland State Department of Education
NEWS
February 8, 2004
Forget transfer tax; reallocate funding Although the [real estate] transfer tax is on hold for this year, I am sure it will be back to haunt us. In the meantime, the citizens of Carroll County might consider the following: Instead of lumping the three "beneficiaries" of the transfer tax (fire/EMS, sheriff, and Department of Education), each entity should be funded separately. Do we need a Tregoning Gestapo to curb the motorists who go 5 miles over the 25 mph speed limit on a seldom-traveled road?
NEWS
August 21, 2005
ELEANOR K. HOCKER of Mitchellville, MD., died on Monday August 8, 2005. She graduated from Hood College in 1939 and received her Library Science Degree from Simmons College, Boston, Mass in 1939. Her lifetime career as a librarian included service in the Army Special Services in Europe and the US, Enoch Pratt, Fort Meade and the MD Department of Education. She was a longtime resident of Linthicum, Md. A private service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Elkridge, MD. Burial will be Monday October 3, 2005 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.
NEWS
September 15, 1991
Anne Arundel Community College is using a $140,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education in a three-year Talent Search program to increase participation of county low-income, first-generation and minority youth and young adults in higher education.The grant will help the county to meet state goals of lower dropout rates, improved school attendance and passing grades on mandatory state reading, math, writing and citizenship tests.Initiatives will include assisting middle and high school students to improve academic performance and standardized test scores.
NEWS
By Capital News Service | October 14, 1994
WASHINGTON -- Carroll is one of only two counties in Maryland that will not be entitled to additional Title 1 money this year.Maryland public schools will receive $3.1 million more this year in federal Title 1 funds for poor and underachieving students, bringing total program funds for the state to $83.1 million.Under the redistribution, Carroll and Howard counties are affected.Both have less than 5 percent of their students living below the poverty level and will receive no additional federal funds in fiscal year 1996.
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