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March 29, 2012
I am a parent of two children that have received the tutoring services provided by Baltimore City Public Schools. Both of my children have IEP learning plans from lead poisoning. These services have the helped my children and allowed my son to secure a position in the high school of his choice. I would hate for the funding to go to the school districts instead of the children of Baltimore City where the services are desperately needed ("Fund classrooms, not corporations," March 27). Please do not take away the supplemental educational services tutoring program.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2013
Calvert School, the private, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade day school in North Baltimore, announced Wednesday that it has sold its more than 100-year-old distance learning business to a private equity firm. The terms of the sale of Calvert Education Services to an investment group led by the Baltimore-based Camden Partners Holdings LLC were not disclosed. "It has a wonderful reputation as a real leader in both home schooling and online education," said David Warnock, Camden Partners' chairman.
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BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | July 25, 1997
Sylvan Learning Systems Inc. yesterday reported a 30 percent increase in net income after charges for the second quarter and said it had picked up significant contracts for the public school systems in Philadelphia and Detroit.The Baltimore-based educational services company said it signed its first contract with the Philadelphia public schools to give individualized instruction to students who are having difficulty learning. The Philadelphia contract, for two schools, would add $1.5 million to the company's revenue over the next three years.
NEWS
By Stephen H. Morgan | September 25, 2012
When most people hear the word Medicaid, they probably think about health care for poor people, especially children. To an extent, that is true. But for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, Medicaid means so much more than just health care. For them, Medicaid is the reason people with disabilities and their families have been able to thrive in our communities, having a quality of life comparable to that of other citizens. Now, in the face of a protracted economic downturn, Medicaid is under attack.
NEWS
By Catherine Pugh and Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr | March 22, 2012
The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day. These services include after school tutorial services. The Supplemental Educational Services Program is federally funded through Title I. Tutorial services can be provided by private companies that are preferred providers approved by the MSDE.
BUSINESS
By Sean Somerville and Sean Somerville,SUN STAFF | February 24, 2000
Caliber Learning Network Inc., an Internet-based educational services company, reported a fourth-quarter loss of $5.5 million yesterday, smaller than the $8.1 million loss in the comparable period of 1998. Even with the loss of 45 cents per share, down from 66 cents in the year-earlier period, sales increased 63 percent to $7.5 million from $4.6 million. The Baltimore-based company also announced yesterday that International Business Machines Corp. will use Caliber to produce live training sessions.
NEWS
By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | January 19, 1997
SYLVAN LEARNING Systems, the Baltimore-based tutoring and testing company, has grown so rapidly that it is now one of the world's five largest private providers of educational services, with 1997 revenues projected at more than $200 million.Hardly a month goes by without news that Sylvan has entered another niche in the relatively small for-profit education industry. The company employs more than 8,000 part-time teachers directly or through its network of franchised tutoring centers, and it is the world's largest computerized testing firm.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | November 3, 1996
The two attorneys running Carroll County's only all-female law firm are daughters of Sparrows Point steelworkers with a strong desire to help their clients in and out of the courtroom.Despite their similar roots, Kathi Hill, 38, a former assistant state's attorney in Carroll, and Zoa Barnes, 40, who used to work as a civilian in the field of biomedicine and genetics at Fort Detrick in Frederick, did not meet until 1990."I entered law school, began working as a law clerk and got to know Kathi in her role as a prosecutor," Barnes, who also has been a volunteer counselor, said last week.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | April 26, 1996
Sylvan Learning Systems Inc. reported yesterday that its revenues doubled and its profits came close to doing the same during the first quarter.The Columbia-based educational services company reported that its net income increased to $2.1 million compared with $1.3 million during the comparable quarter of 1995.Per-share earnings were 13 cents in each quarter because 15.7 million shares were on the market this year, compared with 10.1 million last year.Sylvan's stock price jumped $1.75 yesterday, to close at $38.75.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | January 15, 1994
MINNEAPOLIS -- Education Alternatives Inc. agreed to provide management and educational services to the Pinckney, Mich., school district, President David Bennett said yesterday.EAI is proposing that the job run five years, the executive said.Under terms, it would provide accounting, custodial and maintenance services to the school district, which has an annual budget of $18 million and 3,800 students in five schools.EAI operates nine Baltimore City schools under its Tesseract program, and EAI has reached five-year agreements to take over financial management, cafeterias, security and maintenance at two additional Baltimore schools.
EXPLORE
August 4, 2012
Target Community and Educational Services Inc., based in Westminster, recently welcomed eight McDaniel College graduate students who are serving a two-year internship as community living managers in Target's residential program. The students are working to complete a master's degree in human services management in special education at McDaniel. During their internships, each will live in one of Target's homes or in the apartment program that provides 24/7 supervision and support to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.
NEWS
March 31, 2012
I am very upset with what I read in your newspaper about the threat to the supplemental educational services tutoring program ("Fund classrooms, not corporations," March 27). I have a daughter who is in the free tutoring program, and no one asked me if this was a good or bad program. It has helped my daughter tremendously. Now interim state superintendent of schools Bernard J. Sadusky wants to take away the one program that Baltimore City children really need. I am outraged and appalled.
NEWS
March 29, 2012
I am a parent of two children that have received the tutoring services provided by Baltimore City Public Schools. Both of my children have IEP learning plans from lead poisoning. These services have the helped my children and allowed my son to secure a position in the high school of his choice. I would hate for the funding to go to the school districts instead of the children of Baltimore City where the services are desperately needed ("Fund classrooms, not corporations," March 27). Please do not take away the supplemental educational services tutoring program.
FEATURES
By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
A friend encouraged Shelly Abrams to volunteer at the South Baltimore Learning Center. Now, more than 21 years later, she still donates many hours a week to the nonprofit, which offers literacy and life-skills training to more than 1,000 adults each year. "I lived in the neighborhood then and thought, 'Why not?'" she said. "I took the training course, started tutoring and quickly became involved. I never really left. " A lifelong Baltimore resident, she grew up in a family of educators.
NEWS
By Catherine Pugh and Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr | March 22, 2012
The Maryland Department of Education is about to make a very big mistake. Under the Education and Secondary Education Act (better known as No Child Left Behind), low-income families whose children attend low-performing schools are eligible to receive supplemental educational services outside of the regular school day. These services include after school tutorial services. The Supplemental Educational Services Program is federally funded through Title I. Tutorial services can be provided by private companies that are preferred providers approved by the MSDE.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | August 16, 2007
Joseph B. Williams, former aide to three Baltimore County public schools superintendents and a founder of Alternatives Unlimited, a national educational services company, died of complications from diabetes at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. The Pikesville resident was 72. Born in Gettysburg, Pa., Mr. Williams moved to Baltimore, where he attended Douglass High School. He earned his General Educational Development certificate while serving in the Army Transportation Corps from 1957 to 1959.
EXPLORE
August 4, 2012
Target Community and Educational Services Inc., based in Westminster, recently welcomed eight McDaniel College graduate students who are serving a two-year internship as community living managers in Target's residential program. The students are working to complete a master's degree in human services management in special education at McDaniel. During their internships, each will live in one of Target's homes or in the apartment program that provides 24/7 supervision and support to individuals with intellectual and development disabilities.
NEWS
March 31, 2012
I am very upset with what I read in your newspaper about the threat to the supplemental educational services tutoring program ("Fund classrooms, not corporations," March 27). I have a daughter who is in the free tutoring program, and no one asked me if this was a good or bad program. It has helped my daughter tremendously. Now interim state superintendent of schools Bernard J. Sadusky wants to take away the one program that Baltimore City children really need. I am outraged and appalled.
NEWS
By Jennifer Skalka and Jennifer Skalka,SUN REPORTER | May 22, 2007
Maryland and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a settlement agreement to improve conditions at the troubled Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, the state's juvenile services secretary said yesterday. Secretary Donald W. DeVore said that the one-year pact, signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley last week, helps the state avoid a federal lawsuit. The U.S. Department of Justice sharply criticized the center's management and staffing in a recent review. "This avoids any litigation and is a good-faith commitment on the part of the state and on the part of DOJ that, with the right leadership, we can get these things done," DeVore said in a phone interview.
NEWS
By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | April 6, 2007
When Doug and Carole Bruns look around their neat, blue-walled gallery space on Main Street in Ellicott City, they see more than a showplace for photographs. The newly opened f64 gallery is the Fulton couple's latest joint venture, their "empty nest" project and the fulfillment of a longtime desire of Doug Bruns to delve more deeply into fine-art photography. It is also a way to raise money for a foundation they started, which funds efforts to send young people from the United States to other countries for educational and public service projects.
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