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June 10, 2014
The Baltimore County Board of Education needs to restore sibling priority for kindergarten admission to magnet elementary schools. While the intentions of revoking sibling priority may have been good, the impact on Baltimore County families and on the school system itself will be overwhelmingly negative. The previous Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent revoked sibling priority for kindergarten applications to elementary magnet schools in order to make access to magnet schools more equitable for all families.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
Anne Arundel Community College is increasing its presence at North County High School, giving nearby residents expanded opportunities this fall to take courses in math, literature, drawing, psychology — even belly dancing — without leaving their backyards. And as the college increases offerings through its off-site college programs, North County High Principal Julie Cares sees the expansion as a way to make her high school campus a greater focal point for the community. "We're trying to create a community environment here," Cares said.
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NEWS
February 9, 2010
I am a student in the Literary Arts prime at Carver Center for Arts and Technology. I wanted to thank you for your article "Baltimore County to leave magnet school teachers in place" (Feb. 9). My fellow students and I were very concerned when we were informed of the proposed magnet position cuts stated in the district's budget proposal. While I'm relieved to read that the administration has put its plans on hold, I am still concerned about the lack of transparency about this matter.
NEWS
June 10, 2014
The Baltimore County Board of Education needs to restore sibling priority for kindergarten admission to magnet elementary schools. While the intentions of revoking sibling priority may have been good, the impact on Baltimore County families and on the school system itself will be overwhelmingly negative. The previous Baltimore County Public Schools superintendent revoked sibling priority for kindergarten applications to elementary magnet schools in order to make access to magnet schools more equitable for all families.
NEWS
May 10, 2012
Isn't it a bit disingenuous for the University of Maryland School of Medicine to use its own research to justify locating a methadone treatment center in the 1100 block of West Pratt Street ("Study: Methadone clinics don't draw crime," May 1)? It's interesting that the school found that convenience stores bring crime to a neighborhood because of the foot traffic they generate. How else would the university describe bringing 600 or so drug addicts a day to a methadone treatment center except as generating foot traffic through the neighborhood?
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | October 31, 1996
When the technology magnet program was put in place at the county's two newest high schools, athletic coaches around the county cringed.Under the program, students on the west side of U.S. 29 may enroll at River Hill, or on the east side at Long Reach, under educational auspices; in reality, they may be enrolling merely to join a better athletic program, or to get away from a coach or program they do not like.Coaches see in this program a wide opportunity for recruitment of athletes, or for the creation of super teams.
NEWS
March 20, 1995
The Baltimore County school board did the right thing last Tuesday when it dismissed a proposed moratorium on expansion of the county's magnet school program.A magnet moratorium is the last thing the school board should be dreaming up. Since its inception 18 months ago, the magnet program has managed the considerable feat of making students and their families more enthusiastic about the public school system. Parents who might have placed their children in private schools, or moved to a neighboring jurisdiction for its public education system, have been lining up to get their children into one of the county's 16 magnet programs.
NEWS
June 6, 1994
When sexual harassment charges get brought against President Clinton, some folks are more inclined to believe them because the president's image on that score is poor. Similarly, when Baltimore County Superintendent Stuart Berger stumbles in the ways of public relations, the muff gets magnified because of his contentious history.A superintendent trying to effect the change that Dr. Berger is undertaking in Baltimore County schools can't afford carelessness in community communications. Dr. Berger contends a recent flap over whether to place a "magnet" program in Parkville Middle School was overblown -- just more convenient ammunition for his opponents.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
In his latest criticism of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Del. Patrick McDonough says she is "creating a super magnet" for illegal immigration by encouraging Latinos and others to move to the city. The Baltimore County Republican, whose district also includes part of Harford County, planned a news conference Friday in Essex to criticize the mayor's policies. "The mayor's 'amnesty atmosphere' is creating unfair competition for jobs and entrance into community college for the legal residents of Baltimore," McDonough said Thursday in a news release.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | July 2, 1994
It's back to square one at Parkville Middle School.After being told they would have a magnet program for the 1995-1996 school year and then being told they would not, parents, teachers, students and school administrators are studying the possibility of a magnet program for 1995-1996."
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When a Virgin Galactic plane designed for space tourism eventually launches, a Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory experiment studying magnetic activity will be on board. The lab's Electronic Field Measurements instrument will be among a dozen experiments that will enter what is known as the "suborbital" region, about 50 miles above Earth's surface, in a NASA-funded mission. A date has not yet been announced for the flight of Virgin's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft. The experiment seeks to study electromagnetic conditions inside the spacecraft to determine what magnetic fields the craft generates itself, independent of Earth's magnetic field.
NEWS
Editorial from The Aegis | May 29, 2014
The newest of the magnet programs for advanced high school students in Harford County saw its first class of graduates earn their diplomas this spring. At North Harford High School, the 35 students enrolled in the Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences program were the first to complete four years of the academic concentration. The magnet programs, since the first one was organized in conjunction with a reconstruction project at Aberdeen High School more than a decade ago, have been much touted by successive administrations of Harford County Public Schools.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | February 12, 2014
Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance faced questions last week from the Baltimore County Planning Board and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot regarding the controversial central area elementary school construction plan. "The reason we're asking the questions is before the county and state spend $31 million when all we're hearing is community upset about the scenario, we want to make sure we've explored every option for spending the right way," said Scott Jenkins, a member of the Baltimore County Planning Board.
NEWS
January 10, 2014
Magnet program Anne Arundel County public schools officials say 2,229 students submitted applications for the 1,530 available seats in magnet programs for the 2014-15 school year. The number represents an 11 percent increase over the current school year and means that lotteries will be held for seats in all seven programs. Applications were accepted for seven magnet programs housed at 15 schools, covering fields related to biomedical health, performing and visual arts, science, technology, engineering and math, and other disciplines.
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Letter to The Aegis | October 31, 2013
Editor. This is an Open Letter to the Harford County Executive and the Harford County School Board. I have been a resident and taxpayer in Harford County for over 50 years. I have been watching The Aegis and lamenting the recent School Board decision to require magnet school students to meet the bus to take them to the magnet schools at their home schools. It is my understanding that bus service will not be provided to the home school, leaving these students to find their own way to the home school, which in our area could be miles away.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Weekend passenger train service will be a boon for travelers flying in and out of Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Airport officials welcomed last week's announcement by Gov. Martin O'Malley that weekend MARC train services between Baltimore and Washington will be offered for the first time starting in December. "It's been a priority of ours for a while," said Paul Wiedefeld, the airport's executive director, noting that the airport was an early supporter of expanding rail service.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2010
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has won a $7.9 million federal grant to acquire an eight-ton, two-story imaging device that will help researchers in the region find new ways to treat cancer, AIDS and other diseases. The device, a spectrometer, houses a superconducting magnet, and is a kind of MRI machine for researching molecules rather than diagnosing people. And once it's installed in November 2011, it will be only one of two in the country; the other is in North Carolina.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,Sun Staff Writer | August 5, 1994
Baltimore County's burgeoning crop of magnet schools could sprout another -- a law and public policy program at Towson High School for the 1995-96 school year.Still weeks away from school board approval, the proposed program would blend required social studies courses with electives, such as forensic science, juvenile justice, environmental law and the basics of state and local government. It also would capitalize on the proximity to the Towson courthouse and county government offices.A 30-member committee that has been looking at magnet possibilities for Towson will present its proposal to the community Sept.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 21, 2013
As nearly 38,000 Harford County Public Schools students get ready to start classes for the 2013-14 school year on Monday, Aug. 26, a number of changes in school bus routes and policies have taken effect since last year. School bus schedules and routes for the 2013-14 school year were released last week and can be found on the school system's website and in print in the Wednesday, Aug. 21 edition of The Aegis. Among the changes are consolidating some stops into a single location, the elimination of door-to-school pickup and drop-off for countywide high school magnet program students and elimination of previous waivers that permitted some students to ride a bus when they would otherwise be required to walk because of the proximity of their homes to their schools.
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Letter to The Aegis | August 1, 2013
The following is an excerpt of comments presented earlier this week to the Harford County Board of Education and other public officials. A copy was provided for publication. On behalf of the students who attend Magnet programs at the Science and Math Academy at Aberdeen High School, the Global Studies Program/International Baccalaureate Program at Edgewood High School, and the Natural Resources and Agricultural Science Program at North Harford High School, we urge you to rescind, or at the very least postpone, your decision to impose a depot stop transportation system.
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