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September 25, 2003
School board reschedules budget session to Monday The Howard County Board of Education has rescheduled a public work session on the proposed fiscal 2005 capital budget and the fiscal 2006-2010 capital improvement program. The work session, which had been scheduled for tomorrow, will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the boardroom at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City. Information: 410-313-7197.
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NEWS
November 29, 1996
PREDICTION: Missing from the Republican National Platform in 2000 will be the GOP's 1996 appeal for elimination of the U.S. Department of Education. Republican governors meeting this week in Grand Rapids, Mich., got some mind-focusing news from their own party's election analysts. Bob Dole lost the women's vote by a whopping margin of 59 to 35 percent. And the most salient issue damaging to the GOP was education.National Committee chairman Haley Barbour lamented the party's failure to explain its education philosophy in more positive terms.
NEWS
March 11, 2002
WARNING: You'll find no acts of political courage cited in this editorial. Not from Gov. Parris N. Glendening, who couldn't bring himself to craft a state budget without his annual multimillion-dollar set-aside for private and parochial schools -- even though there's no money this year for public essentials. And not from the legislature, which so far has been no more heroic on this issue. Rather than excising the governor's gift to private schools, a Senate committee last week took a hatchet to the state Department of Education's budget to help pay for it. They've cut more than $10 million from dropout-prevention programs, professional development for teachers, class-size reduction efforts and important educational aid to institutions such as the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center and the Baltimore Zoo. But they've preserved $4 million for private school aid -- just a million less than the governor requested.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 6, 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.Maryland became the first state yesterday to answer President Clinton's "Call to Action" for education when U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, Gov. Parris N. Glendening and state school Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick signed the state's nine-point program for continuing education reform.
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By Ed Brandt and Ed Brandt,Sun Staff Writer | April 17, 1994
Public schools cannot pay lip service to multicultural education these days, an authority on the subject told a group of Maryland educators yesterday.Dr. Geneva Gay, professor of education at the University of Washington, who has extensive experience teaching and writing about cultural diversity in schools, said that improving the teaching of varied cultures is a necessity in America these days, not a choice. No one can escape ethnic diversity, she said during the first in what is expected to become an annual meeting of state educators on multiculturalism.
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
By DAN RODRICKS | January 12, 2006
A few weeks ago, I dialed a phone number for a certain State Department of Education program in a state prison. I identified myself to the state employee who answered the phone and made a simple request. I asked for the full, official name of the program, along with a brief description of the program, and I'm pretty sure I said "please." You'd have thought I was asking how to make a dirty bomb. Officer Whistle-blower's termination hearing is postponed. pg 4b
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
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