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February 11, 1997
John and Joseph Verde of Gambrills are finalists in the 15th Annual Duracell/National Science Teachers Association Scholarship Competition.The brothers, who attend Arundel High School, invented battery-powered devices, two of 100 inventions that will be submitted for final judging.John, a senior, invented "Jar-O-Matic." Joseph, a sophomore, invented "Temp-Safe."Forty-one first- through fourth-place winners will be named in early April. All 100 finalists are eligible to win at least a $100 savings bond and compete for the first prize of a $20,000 savings bond and for five second-place $10,000 bonds.
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By Ted Kooser and Ted Kooser,Special to the Sun | January 14, 2007
Newborns begin life as natural poets, loving the sound of their own gurgles and coos. And, with the encouragement of parents and teachers, children can continue to write and enjoy poetry into their high school years and beyond. A group of elementary students in Detroit, Mich., wrote poetry on the subject of what seashells might say if they could speak to us. I was especially charmed by Tatiana Ziglar's short poem, which alludes to the way in which poets learn to be attentive to the world.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | November 15, 1998
They want their elementary school children to have books in their libraries and middle schoolers not to be afraid as they walk to and from school. They believe that high schoolers shouldn't have to learn with 50 students in a classroom.It seems so little, but for years parents and teachers in Baltimore haven't asked for much and have expected even less.Yesterday, 90 parents, teachers and neighbors from Southeast Baltimore who met at a local church were like many others dissatisfied with the state of the city's schools, except for one crucial distinction: They say they're going to do something about it.With few grass-roots community and parent groups pushing for better schools, the efforts of the Southeast Education Task Force are unusual.
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By Gary Gately and Gary Gately,Staff Writer | October 16, 1993
A principal removed from a Southeast Baltimore elementary school in June after staff revolted against her has come under intense criticism at her new school, where parents and teachers say her conduct has created a climate of fear and intimidation.Today, six weeks into Guinevere R. Berry's first school year at Lexington Terrace Elementary, critics portray her as a "dictator" whom many staff members refer to among themselves as "Dr. Barracuda."In letters to top school system officials and in interviews, parents and teachers have complained that Dr. Berry is given to abusive tirades, often uses profanity in conversations with parents and in the presence of students, discourages parental involvement and threatens retribution against teachers who speak out.In an interview yesterday, Dr. Berry denied all allegations and said she knew of no complaints until an assistant superintendent gave her a copy of a letter from the PTA."
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November 21, 1999
Simple fixes needed for what ails educationDon't like public schools? Try this.Schools are not producing. Parents blame teachers.Teachers blame administrators, who hand out extra time consuming duties. Teachers blame parents.Enough already. There's enough blame for everyone to receive a generous slice.Our one greatest resource is children. Let's straighten out this education mess, beginning with elementary schools.Do we have bad teachers? You bet.Do we have excellent teachers? Ditto above.
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By SUSAN REIMER | February 20, 2005
MEL LEVINE has been a pediatrician for more than 30 years, and in that time he has watched some of his toddlers take their first, unsteady steps into adulthood. Not only are these children remarkably unprepared to be grown-ups, he has concluded, but their parents and teachers have actually made it more difficult. In his new book Ready or Not, Here Life Comes (Simon & Schuster, $26), he paints a picture of these unfocused, unsettled and ill-equipped twentysomethings wandering aimlessly on the employment landscape.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2000
Baltimore County school officials are taking a new approach to setting school attendance boundaries, and parents and other community members in the Woodlawn area have gladly consented to be the guinea pigs. For the first time, parents, teachers and others have joined to decide boundaries for Dogwood Elementary School, which will open in the fall. The school is being built to relieve crowding at Chadwick, Powhatan and Winfield elementary schools, which are in an area dense with apartment complexes and dotted with new housing developments.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | June 19, 1993
After months of silence about the controversy surrounding school Superintendent Stuart Berger, Baltimore County Executive Roger B. Hayden stepped into the fight yesterday as peacemaker.Mr. Hayden, a former school board president, called for a public meeting next week at which teachers, parents, school board members and administrators can discuss their differences. Another former school board president, Donald Pearce, who appeared with Mr. Hayden, will chair the meeting, the executive said.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 14, 1996
RIVER HILL Raptors emerged undefeated this summer in their division of the Columbia Neighborhood Swim League. Formed only last year in Columbia's newest village, the team includes 184 youngsters ages 5 to 18. They defeated teams from Harper's Choice, Clemens Crossing, Clary's Forest/Hawthorn, Dorsey's Search and Huntington."
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By Los Angeles Times | April 5, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- A University of California at Los Angeles study due next month is likely to help settle the long-simmering dispute over whether left-handed people die earlier than their right-handed counterparts.Contrary to the highly publicized claims that a statistical shortage of elderly left-handers in the population means that left-handers do die earlier, the UCLA study suggests that there is no significant difference in the death rates of the two groups. The researchers found that many older persons classified as right-handers were born lefties whose parents and teachers forced them to convert.
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