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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | December 29, 1997
After 300 Marley Elementary school students spent about 1,000 hours reading in their spare time this semester, some got a treat: drenching the principal and assistant principal in front of all their classmates."
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school. Beginning next school year, principals will have to consult with the central office before they suspend pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students for any length of time — a move that comes after The Baltimore Sun revealed a sharp uptick in pre-K suspensions in Baltimore, which had the most of any district in the state.
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BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | February 6, 1998
The conference room of one of Maryland's largest law firms was bustling with activity: People milled around a bank of computers creating graphics with an animation program, researching data on library CD-ROMs, reviewing accident reconstruction videotapes.But these weren't attorneys preparing for a big case. They were elementary school students learning the ins and outs of the legal profession.The 40 fifth- and sixth-graders from Patapsco Elementary School are members of the Law Club, a program the Cherry Hill school designed with Piper & Marbury LLP to encourage students to stay in school, attend college and join the professional work force.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved - and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for renovation and an addition at the school. The 66-year-old school building hasn't welcomed elementary school students since 1982 but Dance last year proposed moving the children of Halstead Academy to a new school on the Loch Raven site. Local and community officials have continued to express fears about demolishing the 1948 school, which currently operates as a community center and is protected as a historic landmark.
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By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
Instead of paying for their lunches with crumpled dollar bills and loose change, students in Carroll County schools are having their palms scanned in a new check-out system - raising concerns from some parents that their children's privacy is being violated. The county is one of the first localities in Maryland to use the PalmSecure system, in which children from kindergarten to 12th grade place their hands above an infrared scanner. It identifies unique palm and vein patterns, and converts the image into an encrypted numeric algorithm that records a sale.
NEWS
January 26, 1996
An article in The Sun in Anne Arundel County yesterday incorrectly identified the source of information about a cream-colored car involved in an attempted abduction in Ferndale. The description came from letters sent to parents of Ferndale Elementary School students.
NEWS
October 8, 2006
Anne Arundel County elementary school students between the ages of 5 and 11 will be offered free FluMist vaccine at their elementary schools. FluMist is a nasal spray vaccine. It will be given to students between Oct. 23 and Nov. 17. Parents should check their children's backpacks for vaccine information and consent forms. Parents must give written consent for children to qualify. More information is available at the County Department of Health's Web site, www.aahealth.org, and at the school system's web site, www.aacps.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Staff Writer | November 14, 1992
Baltimore School Superintendent Walter G. Amprey unveiled a plan yesterday to combat truancy that includes a public awareness campaign, a mentoring program for elementary school students and the hiring of up to 100 parents to become "attendance assistants" at schools plagued by high truancy rates.About 20,000 city school students have been identified as chronic truants -- students who miss at least 36 days of school per year. The total includes about 2,600 elementary school students. On any given day, 13,000 students are absent from school, many unlawfully, according to city school officials.
NEWS
December 14, 1992
Stuart D. Berger, the superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, makes no bones about his distaste for giving traditional letter grades to elementary school students."
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | March 9, 1995
Parents and community representatives gave overwhelming approval last night to a proposal to place Belvedere Elementary School students in the feeder system for Broadneck High School.The public hearing last night at Broadneck High in Arnold, attended by about 60 people, was the second to last in a series scheduled by the school board to discuss redistricting. The board will decide on final redistricting plans next month.The redistricting plan for the feeder systems of Severna Park and Broadneck high schools calls for renovations and additions to two schools and has very little effect on students.
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Editorial from The Record | November 7, 2013
Hidden amid the public safety infrastructure of many large buildings, public and private, and largely unknown to the general public are water flow alarms. Hooked into the water supplies of buildings, they're triggered to send an automatic alarm signal to the nearest 911 center when water pressure drops. It's an invention that's ingenious in its simplicity. Many large buildings are equipped with sprinkler systems that are triggered, in some way shape or form, by the heat of a fire.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2013
Maryland's top court upheld the convictions this week of Karl Marshall Walker Jr. a former Columbia elementary school worker whose love letters to an 8-year-old girl at the school led to precedent-setting convictions on charges of sexual abuse of a minor and attempted sexual abuse of a minor. Walker acknowledged that his behavior was inappropriate, but maintained that he neither molested nor sexually exploited the girl, nor had he tried to, and his lawyers said he was the first person in the state to be convicted of sexual abuse without evidence of physical sexual contact.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Patricia E. Sadowski, a retired Baltimore County public schools reading specialist and music lover, died Sunday from congestive heart failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Oak Crest Village resident was 76. "Pat worked with children who were learning to read and those who had been diagnosed with learning difficulties," said Flora Smith of Mount Washington, who worked with Mrs. Sadowski at Oakleigh and Hillendale elementary schools. "She was the ultimate professional. " The daughter of a business executive and a homemaker, the former Patricia Ellen Morrison was born in Baltimore and raised in Ridgewood, N.J., and Roland Park.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
Before Lauren Preston opened the cover of the book "Spring" to read to her pre-kindergarten class at Mary Ann Winterling Elementary School, her students excitedly told her why, and showed her how, the season was underway. Daffodils - not just "yellow flowers" - were appearing from beneath the soil, they said. Hyacinths were blooming, they demonstrated with the slow unfolding of their tiny fists. And butterflies were emerging, the students showed by flapping their curled arms. In pre-K classrooms around Baltimore's school system, subtle changes like interactive reading are having a substantial effect in helping prepare 4-year-olds for elementary school - addressing an achievement gap that city schools have faced for years.
NEWS
April 8, 2013
Local elementary and middle-school students performed in the Children's Choir at the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) national conference in Hartford, Conn., March 20- 23. The students, representing Riderwood Elementary School, Dumbarton Middle School, Ridgely Middle School, and The Bryn Mawr School, were among 458 talented singers chosen from across the nation. These young singers performed the culminating concert at The First Cathedral on Saturday, March 23 after four days of rigorous practice with their conductors.
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By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2012
Instead of paying for their lunches with crumpled dollar bills and loose change, students in Carroll County schools are having their palms scanned in a new check-out system - raising concerns from some parents that their children's privacy is being violated. The county is one of the first localities in Maryland to use the PalmSecure system, in which children from kindergarten to 12th grade place their hands above an infrared scanner. It identifies unique palm and vein patterns, and converts the image into an encrypted numeric algorithm that records a sale.
NEWS
By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer | September 9, 1993
Howard County black students are being suspended in disproportionately high numbers, despite a two-year effort by the administration to reduce the suspension rate among blacks.This trend among black students occurs as the total number of suspended students is declining throughout the 33,000-student system, according to a Board of Education study to be presented at today's school board meeting.Bobbi Crews, head of the Black Student Achievement Program's Parent Advisory Council, blames the high black suspension rate on a clash of cultures between teachers and black students.
NEWS
By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
Towson area state and local officials have written to Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance asking for assurances that the Loch Raven Elementary School building will be saved - and Dance's chief of staff says plans call for renovation and an addition at the school. The 66-year-old school building hasn't welcomed elementary school students since 1982 but Dance last year proposed moving the children of Halstead Academy to a new school on the Loch Raven site. Local and community officials have continued to express fears about demolishing the 1948 school, which currently operates as a community center and is protected as a historic landmark.
NEWS
Erica L. Green | September 10, 2012
More than 1,600 Baltimore city elementary school students will benefit from a $7.4 million grant awarded to the Johns Hopkins University, that the institution will use to implement a new science, technology, engineering and math program that will make STEM education a community enterprise. The program, called STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools, is a partnership between city schools and the university that targets students in grades three through five, at nine elementary schools.
NEWS
July 17, 2012
Baltimore City schools CEO Andrés Alonso was merely stating the obvious when he said recently that Baltimore students' disappointing scores on this year's state standardized achievement tests in reading and math were due in large part to the fact that so many students are chronically absent or truant. It's a truism that children who aren't in class can't be expected to excel, so Mr. Alonso had little choice but to admit that educators "still have not figured out how to communicate how important it is for kids to be in school.
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