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November 21, 1994
There's a children's show on public television, the "Magic School Bus," about a nutty teacher, her class and their school bus, which can transform into everything from a diving bell to a time machine to take the students on field trips to places they otherwise couldn't visit.Magic school buses are make-believe, but we have the next best thing: a magic school bus route.Welcome to the information superhighway and the Maryland Teleplex. The futuristically named project is a venture of Maryland Public Television, the State Department of Education and Bell Atlantic.
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By Karmen Fox and For The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Don hit restart, but thankfully not replay. “Field Trip” skillfully revealed the answers we had been waiting for since the end of Season 6: How will Don get his job back? And when will Megan find out? In traditional "Mad Men" fashion, of course, any win comes with heavy losses. Don returns to work, and Megan's done with their marriage. Like a true 12-stepper, Don accepts that he's no longer in control. The panning back and forth, between his mental preparation at his apartment as he's staring at his watch and walking down the SC&P hallway, amplified his anxiety and ours.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | December 22, 1991
The new school year brought a turnover in teachers at the Carroll County Education Center. Unfortunately, the turnover included teachers who were licensed to drive the school's buses.But some county school bus drivers have been volunteering to transport special educationstudents to out-of-class lessons and field trips."It's so nice to have people come forward like this," said Robin L. Farinholt, school principal. "We have some real generous people here."At least one of the school's 10 homerooms ventures outside the building for classroom instruction each week.
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Dan Rodricks | October 16, 2013
Wednesday afternoon, as his former colleagues in Congress considered a deal to avoid a national crisis, Wayne Gilchrest sat in his office in a place called Knocks Folly on Maryland's Eastern Shore and watched a fox run across a field. That's not a bad way to spend an autumn afternoon — gazing out the window of an 18th-century house in Kent County, resting after a day spent preparing for the arrival of schoolchildren eager to plant trees or paddle a canoe on the Sassafras River.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,Sun Staff Writer | November 16, 1994
You can't go nose-to-nose with a shark there, or touch a cannon ball or study the cosmos.But Oriole Park has become the hot new ticket for school field trips from throughout the state.More than 20,000 students from nearly 200 schools have toured the stadium this year, without any public-relations push by the team. That's double the 1993 student total.Yesterday, 180 children from two middle schools, Old Mill and Holabird, stepped up to the plate.The students scrambled over box seats, paraded past the luxury suites and even tiptoed onto the diamond that has been gathering dust since the strike began.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | August 22, 1993
Scheduling field trips for the school system in Harford County is an exercise in frustration. There are too few buses and too many students. There are not enough drivers and too many places to go.And, field trips must be completed inside a five-hour time frame, often shortchanging youngsters the amount of time they can spend visiting the Walters Art Gallery, the National Aquarium or Fort McHenry.Because of budget constraints, the school system owns and contracts for the bare minimum of buses needed to handle school routes.
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By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,SUN STAFF | September 11, 2002
The Baltimore County school board has lifted the ban on field trips abroad that it instituted after the terrorist attacks a year ago today and instead will review requests for such trips on a case-by-case basis while making regular checks to ensure that destinations are safe. The board unanimously agreed to rescind the ban, which forced the cancellation of trips to Spain, France and other destinations last school year out of concern that students could be stranded abroad during another terrorist attack.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,Sun reporter | September 10, 2006
Hannah Leone, a 14-year-old freshman at Glenelg Country School, was a little apprehensive about transferring to the school this year. But after a three-day trip to the Western Maryland 4-H Education Center in Mountain Lake Park with her new classmates, the Lutherville resident was at ease and ready to begin. High school students at Glenelg Country started their first day of school last week in an unusual way - they went on overnight field trips. School officials and students say that the expeditions are beneficial and help everyone prepare for the new year.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2001
Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joe A. Hairston - concerned about student safety in light of terrorist attacks, anthrax scares and whatever fresh threat could be coming - is recommending that all foreign field trips be canceled for this year. Harford County schools have gone a step further, canceling domestic trips to big cities - Washington, Philadelphia, New York and perhaps Annapolis - and instead choosing spots closer to home. Schools have long sponsored trips around the country and overseas as extensions of what goes on in the classrooms - to France to practice French, to Italy to tour museums, to New York to see Broadway shows - and of what goes on outside the classrooms, such as drill team competitions in Florida and band performances in bowl-game halftime shows.
NEWS
January 23, 1991
Carroll school officials, concerned about the prospects of terrorismin the wake of Operation Desert Storm, have canceled student field trips to Washington and Baltimore.Brian L. Lockard, Carroll's assistant superintendent of instruction, notified school principals of the decision last week."Due to the current international situation, all field trips scheduled for Washington, Baltimore or other metropolitan areas will be canceled," the memo stated.School officials said the situation will be re-evaluated Feb. 1.Although there were no field trips planned this month at Westminster Elementary School, principal Larry W. Thompson called the administrative decision a good one."
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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | October 3, 2013
The Baltimore Orioles stepped up to the plate after the government shutdown canceled a field trip to the Fort McHenry National Monument, where 200 Baltimore pre-kindergartners were scheduled to visit Thursday.  The trip was part of the annual "Pre-K at Play" event, which for the last four years has sent thousands of 4-year-old students throughout the city to give them a hands-on learning experience at more than 30 of the city's famous landmarks and...
NEWS
September 27, 2013
Housing applications Howard County Housing will begin accepting applications Oct. 1 for the October enrollment period for the Moderate Income Housing Unit program. The MIHU is an inclusionary zoning program that requires developers of new housing in certain zoning districts to sell or rent a percentage of the new dwelling units to households of moderate income. The program offers homes at reduced sale prices and rents to income-eligible individuals and families. Open enrollment ends Oct. 31. Information: 410-313-6318 or howardcountymd.gov/housingmihu.htm.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
As a Baltimore City teacher of infants and toddlers, I was appalled, frustrated and disappointed after reading your article regarding the recent financial audit of the city school system ("Schools get 'F' in finance control," Oct. 7). Providers of early intervention services to children under 3, our most vulnerable population, were recently told that there is no money for field trips this year. This will force us to charge at least $20 for a trip to the pumpkin farm in a few weeks.
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By Eric Garland, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
While Anne Harrington was mourning the loss of close friend Lee Griffin 10 years ago, she asked herself whether there was a way to create a living legacy to honor him. She quickly found her answer: Box of Rain. Box of Rain is an organization that mentors disadvantaged children ages 9-14 through maritime activity. Harrington, along with others, founded the organization in 2003 and named it after Griffin's boat, which he named after a Grateful Dead song. But despite the weather the name might suggest, Box of Rain children thrived under the resplendent sun as they paddled into the shore of Spa Creek on a surprisingly mild June morning.
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Erica L. Green | March 5, 2012
A high school English class at Baltimore City College will be featured in a virtual field trip Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., where students and teachers nationwide can go to the Folger Shakespeare Library and discover techniques for reading and understanding Shakespeare language.  An English I class at City was filmed for the documentary film, which will be featured on PBS and online in the coming weeks. According to a description of the fim, we'll see "a  high school classroom in Baltimore to see students grappling with the language of Shakespeare and using performance to discover meaning, take a trip backstage with professional actors rehearsing for a Shakespeare performance, see original documents relating to Shakespeare's life and times, and enjoy special behind-the-scenes access to the Folger.
NEWS
March 19, 2003
Harford County School Superintendent Jacqueline C. Haas has notified students and parents that all field trips to Washington, Philadelphia and New York City have been canceled until further notice because of the risk of war. In a letter to parents, Haas said that other field trips outside the county would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Schools have been reminded that anyone entering buildings must display a photo identification badge, employee identification or visitors badge. Vendors going into school buildings or offices must show company identification.
NEWS
February 8, 1991
The president of the county teachers union will be volunteering as asubstitute two days a month in county schools.Tom Paolino requested the assignment after budget cuts forced the school system to stophiring substitutes for student activities such as field trips."
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