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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,SUN STAFF | November 16, 1995
Strapped for cash, the Harford County School System is proposing charging elementary students tuition to take summer mathematics and reading remedial programs.The four-week reading and math program, which serves about 2,000 students each year, costs about $310,000.Charging a fee, currently estimated at about $60, would offset some of the cost but, more important, it would encourage parents to make a commitment to the program, school officials said.The summer school dropout rate for the elementary programs is staggering.
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NEWS
January 9, 1995
According to the fifth annual Maryland School Performance Program Report released last month by the state Department of Education, Anne Arundel County schools are doing fairly well. Overall, the county met 11 of 13 standards established by the Board of Education, and students made significant gains in their scores on reading, math and citizenship tests.But there were two failing grades on Anne Arundel's report card: attendance in grades seven through 12 is too low and the high school dropout rate is too high.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | December 13, 1994
Too many students are dropping out of Anne Arundel County schools, and not enough are passing a fairly new test designed to measure thinking and problem-solving skills, according to state Department of Education figures released yesterday.The state "report card" examines all aspects of education in Maryland's 24 school districts, including attendance, dropout rates, the number of students who pass, and how well students do on four tests that measure their knowledge of reading, writing, math and citizenship.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Sun Staff Correspondent | May 22, 1994
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Air Force Academy has lost 25 percent of the freshman women in two of its last three classes, an attrition rate at least double that of Annapolis and West Point.Academy officials are uncertain whether there is any link between the high dropout rate and the widespread complaints of sexual harassment that have recently swirled around the school in Colorado Springs, Colo.However, Gen. Bradley C. Hosmer, the academy's superintendent, told the school's Board of Visitors at the group's annual meeting in Washington last week that female cadets may be leaving the school at higher rates because of the "pressures ** and tensions" of integrating women into a traditionally male environment.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Staff Writer | November 21, 1993
Harford's 47 public schools got a positive report card from the state last week, meeting 11 of the 13 criteria in the 1993 Maryland School Performance Program.The results were the county's best performance since the standards were set four years ago.The school system fell short in two areas -- attendance for students in seventh through 12th grades and the dropout rate.School Superintendent Ray R. Keech was not disappointed, though."The school system is moving in the right direction," he said, adding that he is "flat out encouraged by the results."
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | November 17, 1993
Annapolis High School has the worst dropout rate among Anne Arundel County's 12 high schools, according to a state report card issued this week. But Principal Laura Webb says the numbers don't reflect economics or recent progress."
NEWS
November 16, 1993
Maryland public schools received higher marks in the state's fourth annual report card yesterday, but most still fall short of ambitious state standards.The results -- based on state tests, promotion and dropout rates, and attendance -- form the basis for the Maryland School Performance Program, designed to hold schools more accountable for classroom results.In the metropolitan area, only Howard County met all 13 state standards, while the city of Baltimore fell short in all but two areas.
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | October 31, 1993
Carroll Commissioner Julia W. Gouge will go to San Francisco next month to talk to county officials from throughout the country about Carroll programs that aim to keep students in school.Mrs. Gouge will speak at the National Association of Counties' annual conference on employment policy and human services Nov. 19-22.She is a member of NACo's employment committee and chairs a subcommittee on "school-to-work" programs.About 700 people are expected to attend the conference at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers, NACo Public Affairs Director Tom Goodman said.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | June 17, 1993
Sparked by a 16.4 percent student dropout rate last year -- more than three times the 5.2 percent rate statewide -- the Baltimore school system is revamping its vocational education curriculum and making other reforms that might retain students, the city schools superintendent, Walter G. Amprey, said yesterday.Dr. Amprey said he shook up the school system's vocational education office earlier this week because it had failed to offer alternative programs to students, many of whom end up dropping out of school because they are bored with academics.
NEWS
November 17, 1992
Maryland public schools received slightly better grades on their third annual report card yesterday. But most still don't meet state standards for performance on math and citizenship tests, high school attendance and the dropout rate."
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