January 8, 1993
In a precedent-setting meeting, the entire Carroll County schools staff -- at about 2,200, the largest group of employees in the county -- will gather today to hear a national specialist on improving schools.The meeting will be at Western Maryland College's Gill Physical Education Learning Center.Another 200 parents and community members have been invited as well.Yesterday, 350 teachers and parents who are on the individual school improvement teams attended an all-day talk with the specialist, Larry Lezotte, at the college.
May 29, 1998
Cheer up. Now Pakistan can defend itself against India.If only Hizzoner would put the verve he exhibits for Rehrmann to use improving schools, cleaning streets, insuring safety, keeping jobs and purging waste, he could be some mayor.Republican big guns are out helping Ellen S. They know a winner when they see Democrats determined to lose.Keep those imperial rubles. The czar will rise again.Pub Date: 5/29/98
January 29, 1996
WHEN A STORY broke recently that Baltimore school officials were considering adapting the Calvert School's curriculum for use in every elementary school in the city system, no one should have been surprised to see Robert C. Embry Jr.'s name attached to the proposal. Mr. Embry is a man of many ideas -- and, as president of the Abell Foundation, he is in a position to back many of them with funds. When it comes to Baltimore City Public Schools, from which he graduated and in which his own children are being educated, Mr. Embry is nothing if not impassioned.
October 7, 1991
President Bush asked students last week to write letters with ideas for improving schools. Here's your chance to let the president know how you think your school can be better.We're interested in those suggestions, too. Send us a letter. We'll put together some of the best recommendations and print them in the paper in mid-October.Mail letters by Monday night to: School Ideas, Morning Features, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or call our Sundial number until 9 p.m. Monday. Using a touch-tone phone, call 783-1800 (or 268-7736 from Anne Arundel County)
October 4, 1991
Hey, kids, let President Bush know how you think your school can improve. The president asked students Tuesday to write letters with ideas for improving schools -- and we're interested in those suggestions, too.Send us a letter and we'll put together some of the best recommendations and print them in the paper in mid-October.Mail letters by Monday night to: School Ideas, Morning Features, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or call our Sundial number until 9 p.m. Monday. Using a touch-tone phone, call 783-1800 (or 268-7736 from Anne Arundel County)
March 17, 1999
Two-thirds of Baltimore County's schools will be honored todayfor high achievement and for making substantial improvements on state test scores and beginning reading skills.In a breakfast ceremony at Martin's Eastwind, the school system will hold its third annual schools recognition ceremony -- an academic pep rally to recognize the county's high-achieving schools and encourage them to keep improving.Thirty-eight county elementary schools will be lauded for substantial improvements in first-grade reading scores, and 43 elementaries will be recognized for their gains in second-grade reading performance.