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By Jacques Kelly | January 23, 1999
EARLIER THIS WEEK I spent a revelatory day at the City Springs Elementary School, just a few blocks east of the new children's center at Port Discovery and the old Lombard Street market block famous for corned beef sandwiches and kosher pickles.At the school, which serves children from nearby housing projects, I talked at length with Bernice Whelchel, the City Springs principal. She explained how she has a curriculum that stresses constant repetition of daily lessons so that pupils can't feel as if they are falling backward.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | October 26, 2008
You know it isn't an ordinary high school classroom when the sign on the front door welcomes: "Mr. Turner. Journalism Rm 329. Safe Streets. Stop the shooting." Philip Turner, a native of Wisconsin, fresh from grad school at Northwestern, is teaching a lesson on crime reporting to high school seniors at Baltimore's Walbrook Homeland Security Academy. Crime here is neither a concept nor a statistic. It's real. These kids are victims and suspects, relatives and friends of addicts and dealers.
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By Eileen Ambrose | April 30, 2000
Teens soon will spill out of classrooms and into summer jobs, creating something valuable for parents. A child's first job is a golden opportunity for parents to blend lessons on saving, taxes and budgeting with a child's real-life work situation, experts say. And teens desperately need those lessons. A survey by Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy released this month found that 12th-graders on average flunked a test measuring their knowledge of personal finance basics.
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By SUSAN REIMER | September 11, 1994
Annapolis is like urban centers all over the country. Middle-class families who love the amenities of the city live cheek by jowl with families too poor to escape the mean parts of city life.At our neighborhood school, children whose parents are both doctors or lawyers learn beside children whose dads are gone. Kids who take sailing lessons play with kids who don't have a family car.My children go to that school instead of the many private schools that seem to spring up around upper-income city dwellers.
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By John Milward and John Milward,New York Times News Service | June 12, 1992
On a recent Monday, Howard Morgen, who makes his living teaching guitar, traveled to Manhattan to give private lessons to Carly Simon, Paul Simon and James Taylor. Mr. Morgen, who usually requires students to come to his home in Great Neck, N.Y., makes house calls for pop stars.So just what are three musicians who have written dozens of hit songs and sold millions of albums doing taking music lessons? Unlike classical musicians, pop performers rarely spring from the conservatory. Instead, they hone their styles in bars and clubs and depend more on intuition and inspiration than on organized instruction.
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By JAMES J. KILPATRICK | September 2, 1992
Charleston, S.C.--The Andrew school of hurricane instruction is a hard school. It teaches hard lessons. If our leaders do not learn their lessons from this disaster, one day they will have to repeat them.In this regard, the city of Charleston could function as a kind of professor emeritus. Three years ago, Charleston learned its lessons the hard way. Hurricane Hugo struck the city with devastating force. Now Florida and Louisiana are digging out from the calamity of Hurricane Andrew, and the devastation is worse.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | March 19, 1993
When the circus rolls into town for a one-day performance tomorrow, its cast of characters will include High Flying Hydrocarbons, Notorious Nitrogen Oxides and an earth in the balance.The inventive Save-the-Earth Circus, a production of the Connecticut-based Crabgrass Puppet Theatre, should prove a hit with parents, as well as children, thanks to its blend of funny-bone humor, fast-paced puppet action and serious lessons aimed at changing wasteful habits."One thing I really look for before booking a performance is whether it will offer children the humor and action needed to keep them interested, as well as some element of education," says Barbara Lett, special events assistant for the Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation, which is sponsoring the show.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 1997
MENTION THE letters CBS to most people and the first thing that comes to mind is the television network. But a growing number of Carroll County residents are learning that CBS also stands for Community Bible Study.Each Wednesday morning, more than 150 people from 58 local churches gather at Westminster Baptist Church to take an in-depth look at the Scriptures."This [Bible study] breaks down racial and denominational barriers," said Julia Landrum, teaching director. "The lessons are created and the commentaries are written by diverse denominations and personalities."
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By Garland L. Thompson and Garland L. Thompson,Mr. Thompson writes editorials for The Sun | March 15, 1992
MY LIFE AND TIMES.Verda F. Welcome, as told to James M. Abraham.Henry House Publishers, Englewood, N.J.308 pages. $19.95. The passing of someone like Verda Welcome would have left a huge gap in any community. She was a historic figure in Maryland's civil rights struggles, and an autobiography should be full of lessons about how it was when the fight was down and dirty -- and this one is.But there is more to writing a book than collecting and organizing the stories told by important people.
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By Sheryl McCarthy | December 20, 1998
THE TIME has come to pick the top 10 news stories of 1998: The stories that have demanded the lion's share of our attention, affected us most deeply and taught us the most powerful lessons.Here are my 10 picks:1. The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. This story not only consumed an excessive amount of our time, but also is the tragicomedy of the decade. The best thing to come out of this is the re-emergence of Hillary Clinton. The lesson: Brilliance, luck and drive can exist hand-in-glove with stupidity, weakness and ego.2.
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