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By BRIAN SULLAM | May 17, 1998
IF THE TEACHERS Association of Anne Arundel County is to be believed, Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary's proposed budget calls for slashing the education budget and sacrificing the welfare of children.The budget's main beneficiaries are "big developers," "big government" and "big political contributors," according to a teachers' union ad that ran in The Sun and Annapolis Capital.Mr. Gary's attempt to show who is the "boss," it said, is "hurting children and the employees who provide their education."
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By Bebe Verdery | February 26, 2011
Ten years ago, the General Assembly made a historic commitment to the education of children in Maryland. In the years since, thanks to advocates in the legislature and Gov. Martin O'Malley, it has paid off in improved graduation rates, higher student achievement and — because of expanded pre-kindergarten — greater numbers of children who start school on track to succeed. Nowhere is this turnaround more evident than in Baltimore City, though increased funding has lifted the boats of kids all over the state.
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January 18, 1996
WHEN THE dust finally settles after the forthcoming battle over Carroll County's education budget, none of the participants -- from the commissioners to students -- will emerge unscathed. However, the Board of Education and the commissioners must fashion a spending plan that does the least amount of damage to the young people it is designed to serve.The school board has proposed a total budget of $143,449,246 -- an increase of about $9 million from this year's budget. The county will be responsible for providing about $81.8 million of the total.
NEWS
January 11, 2011
Maryland's third consecutive No. 1 ranking in K-12 education from Education Week comes at an awkward time — our schools are being recognized as the best in the nation just as lawmakers are coming to Annapolis to decide whether to cut their budgets. This confluence was not lost on the state's largest teachers union, the Maryland State Education Association, which issued a statement Tuesday morning noting that the "historic funding promise and investment" the state made through the Thornton program eight years ago have paid off and warning that "it's absolutely crucial that we keep this promise to our children and continue to invest in their future.
NEWS
May 6, 1998
EDUCATION WILL be the most contentious issue in the budget deliberations in Anne Arundel. County Executive John G. Gary has his priorities; the board of education has its own.Superintendent Carol S. Parham and the school board believe that with revenues on the rise, it is time to increase the education budget substantially.The board proposed a $501 million budget, $60 million more than this year.Mr. Gary offered an education budget of $454 million, with $301 million from the county and $153 million from state, federal and other sources.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | September 12, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Fifth-grade teacher Susan Adami spends about $300 out of her own pocket each year for classroom materials.Even so, the Hampstead Elementary teacher donated $50 to the Board of Education budget when she paid her county property taxes earlier this summer."
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 21, 2004
The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Greenwood campus to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2006 budget. The meeting, to be held in Room 114 of the ESS building, is open to the public. The Greenwood campus is located at 6901 Charles St. in Towson. Take the Charles Street exit 25 south for one mile to the Greenwood campus on the left. Originally published September 21, 2004, 10:13 AM EDT
NEWS
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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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | April 21, 1991
Harford school administrators are holding out for full financing of their original $151.8 million budget request, which called for $88.6 million in county money.Harford public school administrators madethat position known Tuesday while the County Council reviewed in a budget work session County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann's proposed $72.6 million county allocation to education. That's considerably less than the school board's original request of $88.6 million.The rest of the school board's budget is made up of federal, state and county dollars.
NEWS
November 10, 1995
THE BOARD OF Education in Carroll County did not think a $238,000 reduction in federal school aid very important, so it decided not to send a letter to Congress protesting proposed cuts in education funding. By shifting money around, board members reasoned, the system should have no trouble maintaining those programs that relied on federal grants. Besides, they said, the strings tied to Washington money aren't worth the bother. In reality, however, if these drastic cuts in U.S. education aid do occur, Carroll will be looking at millions of dollars in reduced state aid.This year, Carroll's operating education budget calls for spending about $141 million.
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By Baltimoresun.com Staff | September 21, 2004
The Baltimore County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Greenwood campus to discuss the proposed fiscal year 2006 budget. The meeting, to be held in Room 114 of the ESS building, is open to the public. The Greenwood campus is located at 6901 Charles St. in Towson. Take the Charles Street exit 25 south for one mile to the Greenwood campus on the left. Originally published September 21, 2004, 10:13 AM EDT
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2003
The Maryland Board of Public Works gave Howard County another $4.9 million in school construction funds yesterday during its third and final round of doling out cash. That brings Howard's share of state school construction aid for the next fiscal year to $9.3 million - $33 million short of the county's original request. "Of course we'd like more," said Bruce M. Venter, the school system's chief business officer. "But we're also cognizant of the state's fiscal situation. Any amount of money above the $4.4 million that's been on the table is welcome."
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By Alec MacGillis and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF | March 16, 2003
For Maryland's top educators, the current budget crisis presents a dilemma unlike any they have ever faced. Call it Gambling 101. Few public officials stand to benefit as much from Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s plan for 11,500 slot machines at four racetracks as the leaders of the state's kindergarten-to-grade-12 schools and its colleges and universities. Under the plan, nearly half of slots revenues would go toward the state's commitment to the Thornton Commission's recommendations for K-12 funding.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2002
In the Towson-based 42nd District, the race for the three seats in the Maryland House of Delegates has become one of the most heated in Baltimore County, with the Democratic and Republican slates accusing each other of having the wrong answers on education, the budget and the environment, while a Green Party candidate says the other candidates are wrong on just about everything. Two longtime Republican party activists, Susan L.M. Aumann, 42, an accountant from Timonium, and William J. Frank, 42, of Lutherville, a former banker and development officer for a private school, united on a ticket last spring with Del. Martha S. Klima, who is running for a seat in the state Senate.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | October 27, 2002
Candidates running to represent Harford County in Legislative Districts 34 and 35 say the state's looming budget deficit and education funding rank high among issues facing the delegation. Three Republican incumbents, Dels. Barry Glassman and Joanne S. Parrott in District 35A and Sen. J. Robert Hooper in District 35, won primary races and face no opponents in the general election. Several lawyers, a commercial property manager, a businesswoman and a teacher are vying for the remaining seats in Districts 34 and 35. Senate District 34: Democrat Arthur Henry Helton Jr. of Havre de Grace is facing Republican incumbent Nancy Jacobs of Abingdon for the Senate seat representing southern Harford and northern Cecil counties.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2002
With Tuesday's primary election looming, smiles were common, but loaded questions were too at last night's standing-room-only forum for the three west Columbia District 4 County Council candidates held at Wilde Lake's Slayton House. Two liberal Democrats -- Mary Kay Sigaty and Kenneth S. Ulman -- are battling for their party's nomination in the heavily Democratic district, with Republican Joan Lancos running unopposed. With the 28-year-old Ulman's huge advantage in money, advertising and endorsements, it was the last chance for Sigaty, 52, to make her case.
NEWS
February 19, 1999
BY APPROVING Superintendent Carol S. Parham's proposed budget for fiscal year 2000 in less than an hour -- and without any changes -- the Anne Arundel Board of Education ushered in a new era of good feelings with the county executive and council.If only it were that easy.The board merely postponed the inevitable conflict until later in the budget cycle.Dr. Parham's proposed budget is $516 million. That's 12 percent more than the 1999 budget of $460 million.The plan must be cut for the county to balance its overall budget, roughly half of which goes to education.
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By Michael J. Clark and Michael J. Clark,Howard County Bureau of The Sun | May 3, 1991
A majority of the Howard County Council appears ready to restore up to $3 million to the education budget, but the money would pay for jobs and supplies, not pay raises for teachers.Despite the shifting of funds, the majority predicts there will be little change in the proposed property tax rate of $2.59, an increase of 14 cents, or the bottom line of the $270.4 million spending plan."I don't see an addition or any real change to the $2.59 property tax rate," said C. Vernon Gray, D-3rd, the council chairman.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2002
Maybe it is the economy, stupid, as Bill Clinton's faithful were urged to remember in his first presidential campaign a decade ago - or maybe it is just the crazy weather, but only a handful of Howard County citizens turned out last night to speak to their County Council about the $824 million county budget for next year. "It's a tight budget," said Councilman Christopher J. Merdon, an Ellicott City Republican. "There's not much to testify for or against." Merdon said he and western county Republican Allan H. Kittleman are scrutinizing items of $1,000 or more this year, compared with $50,000 and up last year.
NEWS
By Liz Bowie and Erika Niedowski and Liz Bowie and Erika Niedowski,SUN STAFF | April 25, 2001
The Baltimore school board passed an $885 million budget last night that includes more money for programs to boost academic achievement from elementary to high school. The final budget, released days ago, is a 3.3 percent increase over last year. Most of the new money is from the state, which added $29.5 million for special programs next year. The new money will pay for advanced courses in high schools, reading coaches in 16 elementary schools and an expanded summer school program for students who are failing.
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