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November 5, 2006
Transition planning for special-ed parents The Office of Special Education of Howard County schools will hold a Transition Planning Evening for parents of students receiving special-education services. The meeting is to be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia. Parents and guardians will receive information about options available to their students when they leave school. Parents of students ages 14 or older who may receive a certificate upon graduation from high school are especially encouraged to attend.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 14, 2004
Susie Belle Gibson, a Baltimore homemaker who earned her high school diploma at age 61 - and celebrated by dancing at the senior prom - died Saturday of respiratory failure at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 105. Mrs. Gibson was married for 33 years, raised seven children in an East Madison Street rowhouse and was a widow for more than half a century. She put her children through school, but it bothered her that she had not finished high school. "She went to evening school at Dunbar High School and finally got her high school diploma in 1959.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1997
Kristie L. Yingling Storms of Pasadena will graduate from high school tonight having met all of her high school requirements -- including balancing a checkbook, applying for a bank loan, writing out a set of street directions and sending letters to elected officials.Seven years ago, Storms, 23, dropped out of Northeast Senior High School in Pasadena as a freshman. In November, she enrolled in the student-paced Maryland Adult External Diploma Program, which awards a diploma from "Maryland High School" for training in "life skills."
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | June 6, 1995
Bonnie Kline has a loving husband, a 4-year-old son and a steady job, a nice life by anyone's standards. Only a closely guarded secret marred her happiness -- she was a high school dropout."
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By Kerry O'Rourke and Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer | June 27, 1993
The Kelly sisters have always had spunk. Now they're smart, too.Not that they weren't smart before they went back to high school, but with diplomas on the wall, they're not afraid to give an opinion, offer a suggestion, tell a story.High school has emboldened them."I like the whole world now. It's all mine. I've just got to figure out what to do with it," said Sharon A. Franklin, 47, of Reisterstown, the youngest Kelly sister."I feel confident now," said her sister, Patricia L. Dietz, 49, of Lineboro.
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By Jo Anne Schneider | October 19, 2011
Unemployment in this recession could have long-term ripple effects because many more of the long-term unemployed are educated, middle age and middle class. Retirement systems will face the consequences of lower contributions and early retirements. Parents are having trouble funding college as they lose income. Those previously with stable credit can't pay mortgages and other obligations. The presence of so many older, educated people among the ranks of the unemployed requires a nuanced policy response.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 6, 2013
The word was tristeza. It's a disease of citrus trees, but more importantly, for Tobey Roland, it once scored 228 points for him in a game of Scrabble, he said. Roland, 52, of Mount Washington, loves Scrabble and estimates he has played in 120 tournaments, winning eight to 10, since he started playing competitively in 2005. "It's fun and challenging," said Roland, an independent financial investor. "It's really more about probabilities, using premium spots and letters and getting bonuses by using seven-letter words.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2013
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a $500 check. Over the past year and a half, the Baltimore City Department of Social Services paid $40,000 of taxpayer money to send youths in foster care to a private Christian school in Philadelphia where they have obtained a high school diploma in one day. Social Services officials defend the program, despite its unusual method of providing diplomas.
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November 29, 2013
The Maryland Department of Education defines a high school diploma as a 12-year course of study and achievement. Twelve years cannot be shortened, which is why the Baltimore City Department of Social Services had to go to Pennsylvania. There, what you know is more important than how long you sat in a classroom ( "Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia," Nov. 23). I brought this problem to the attention of state officials in the 1980s, when my son scored a 1330 on the SAT at the age of 13. The Baltimore County officials would not allow him to attend college because he hadn't sat for 12 years in a school classroom.
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