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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 7, 2001
Twenty-one Baltimore schools were given a total of $1 million yesterday in cash awards from the state for significant improvement on statewide tests for the past two years. The schools collected about a third of the $2.75 million that the State Department of Education handed out to schools statewide that showed improvement in the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests. The awards, based on the number of students in a school, ranged from $79,000 for Harlem Park Community Center to $32,000 for Cherry Hill Elementary.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9. Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease complications Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 84. Appointed to the House of Delegates representing the 45th District in 1973 and re-elected thereafter, she was the oldest member of the General Assembly. She was also the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates and the first African-American woman to chair a major committee, Rules and Executive Nominations.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
Hattie Harrison, the matriarch of East Baltimore politics who often greeted colleagues as "Baby" and was known for her signature curled hair and Southern cooking, will be remembered at a funeral at noon Feb. 9. Mrs. Harrison died of heart disease complications Monday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 84. Appointed to the House of Delegates representing the 45th District in 1973 and re-elected thereafter, she was the oldest member of the General Assembly. She was also the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates and the first African-American woman to chair a major committee, Rules and Executive Nominations.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 7, 2001
Twenty-one Baltimore schools were given a total of $1 million yesterday in cash awards from the state for significant improvement on statewide tests for the past two years. The schools collected about a third of the $2.75 million that the State Department of Education handed out to schools statewide that showed improvement in the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests. The awards, based on the number of students in a school, ranged from $79,000 for Harlem Park Community Center to $32,000 for Cherry Hill Elementary.
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February 12, 2000
Mary Frances Weaver, 62, nursing assistant Mary Frances Weaver, a seamstress and nursing assistant, died Feb. 5 of a heart attack at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 62 and was a longtime East Baltimore resident. Miss Weaver died two hours after learning that her son, city police Officer Jerry Kevin Weaver Sr., had been wounded in a gunfight during a drug surveillance operation in East Baltimore. Miss Weaver worked as a nursing assistant in area nursing homes and in private duty. She also was an accomplished seamstress.
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By SARA NEUFELD and SARA NEUFELD,SUN REPORTER | August 1, 2006
The Baltimore school system will hold community meetings about the coming transfer of 4,300 students whose schools closed or moved this summer. Officials will be available to address questions from affected students, families and community members. The meetings will be held: Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon in the media center at the Walbrook High School campus, 2000 Edgewood St., to discuss schools in Northwest, West, Southwest and South Baltimore. Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to noon in the media center at the Lake Clifton High School campus, 2901 St. Lo Drive, to discuss schools in North and Northeast Baltimore.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and National Academy Foundation Middle School are closed for students on Tuesday due to a water main break, Baltimore City schools officials said. Staff at both schools are expected to report as scheduled, officials said. Baltimore Department of Public Works spokesman Kurt Kocher that a paving contractor on the 600 block of North Central Avenue hit a two-inch water service line connected to a medical center. He said that a 16-inch water main had to be shut down so the two-inch main could be fixed.
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July 7, 1991
Andrew Harrison Kitt of Towson, the son of Malcolm R. Kitt and Wendy Mopsik, graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington.*Charles McLaughlin of Baltimore was recently awarded a two-year scholarship to study visual communications at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.*Felecia Egbe of Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School won the Maryland Nutrition Education Award.*Christine McGuire of Rosedale received a summer researc fellowship at the National Institute of Drug Addiction.
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By PHOTO ESSAY BY MARK BUGNASKI | March 15, 1992
Long before the Poets of Dunbar were the poems of Dunbar.Along the turn of the century, a black writer from Ohio wrote his way into American literary history with poems that remain fresh and vital as the 21st century approaches. His name was Paul Laurence Dunbar, and among the body of his work are three poems --entitled "Encouraged," "Preparation" and "Dreams"-- that seem as if they were written long ago to some day honor the achievements of the students who attend the East Baltimore high school that bears his name.
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By Sara Neufeld | September 30, 2006
The Baltimore school board voted this week to request $150 million for school renovations from the state for the 2007-2008 school year. The request must be approved by the City Council before it is sent to the state. The system is asking for money for projects that include major renovations at Paul Laurence Dunbar and Carver high schools and Violetville and Leith Walk elementary schools. Though system officials have estimated that they have more than $1 billion in building maintenance needs, they are unlikely to receive all the money they are asking for. State officials have not announced how much money will be allocated for school construction and renovation next school year, but Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has supported a goal of $250 million a year to be spread out among all 24 school systems in Maryland.
NEWS
February 12, 2000
Mary Frances Weaver, 62, nursing assistant Mary Frances Weaver, a seamstress and nursing assistant, died Feb. 5 of a heart attack at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 62 and was a longtime East Baltimore resident. Miss Weaver died two hours after learning that her son, city police Officer Jerry Kevin Weaver Sr., had been wounded in a gunfight during a drug surveillance operation in East Baltimore. Miss Weaver worked as a nursing assistant in area nursing homes and in private duty. She also was an accomplished seamstress.
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February 6, 1991
A Mass of Christian burial for Bessie Reavis, a retired home economics teacher in the Baltimore public schools, will be offered at 10:30 a.m. today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.Mrs. Reavis, who was 92, died Friday of heart failure at her home on Division Street.She retired in 1962 from the Carver Vocational Technical High School after teaching there and at Paul Laurence Dunbar Sr. High School.Before coming to Baltimore in 1925, she taught at schools in Williamsburg, Va., and Winston-Salem, N.C.The former Bessie Dove was a native of Williamsburg and a graduate of Hampton University.
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September 15, 2002
Pauline Owens, a retired elementary schoolteacher, died Thursday of complications of diabetes at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. She was 76 and lived in North Baltimore. Before her retirement 26 years ago, she taught at Alexander Hamilton and Elmer A. Henderson elementary schools and the former J.H. Lockerman Elementary School in Baltimore. Born in Philadelphia and raised in East Baltimore, Pauline Kendrick McDonald was a 1942 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. In 1946, she earned a degree from what is now Coppin State College.
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