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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 Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | October 15, 1993
Dennis Jennings is no longer welcome in Carroll County schools.In what is believed to be only the second time in seven years, the school board is asking a Carroll Circuit judge to bar the 19-year-old permanently from setting foot on any school property for any reason."
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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 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 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.
NEWS
November 2, 2008
HSA test requirement upholds diploma's value Kudos to state schools Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick, the Maryland State Board of Education and Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso for standing firm on requiring students to pass the High School Assessment tests to graduate from Maryland high schools ("Md. firm on tests," Oct. 29). Tenth-grade-level proficiency is the standard for these tests, so every student who graduates from high school should be required to pass them. If you cannot read at the 10th-grade level upon graduation, you will not be able to compete in the job market.
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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.
NEWS
February 4, 2014
The minimum wage is a permanent wage for the undereducated, for whom robots and overseas labor have replaced the unskilled work that once paid a living wage ( "Not so fast on minimum wage," Feb. 1). Moreover, by permitting students to leave school at age 16 without a high school diploma, as 15 percent of students currently do, the state bears significant responsibility for creating this underclass of workers. Even high school graduates who do not proceed to college or acquire a vocational skill in high school are unprepared for work that is much beyond the level of a minimum wage.
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