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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun reporter | August 17, 2007
CLARIFICATION A graphic in Friday's Anne Arundel section may have left a misleading impression about when Brooklyn Park Middle School failed to meet the state's annual benchmarks for student progress. Special education students didn't meet reading benchmarks in the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 school years. Though those students reached those goals in 2004-2005, black students fell short that year. The school made adequate progress in all areas last year, before falling behind again in two categories this year.
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BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2002
Baltimore has made progress on some of the worst problems facing companies in the central financial district, according to an annual assessment by a local business group, the Downtown Partnership. The local business group's annual report doesn't dwell on the loss of jobs and revenue due to the economic slump. But, officials acknowledge, the core business district still faces parking shortages, a lack of retail stores, unused and unfit buildings, uncollected trash and a perception of high crime.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | October 21, 2011
For the second straight day, rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith participated in practice - the first time he's practiced in back-to-back sessions since the week leading up to the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was also the day he suffered a high left ankle sprain, which has sidelined him for almost the entire season. The first-round pick's activity could be interpreted as a positive step towards suiting up for the Ravens' contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday night.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | November 22, 2002
The state pension board has fired a money manager that lost 43 cents on every dollar entrusted to it -- ending a relationship similar to the system's former ties with Baltimore investment banker Nathan A. Chapman Jr. Joseph M. Coale, the pension system spokesman, said the board decided behind closed doors Tuesday to close its account with Progress Investment Management Co. The announcement was delayed until yesterday to give pension officials time to...
NEWS
By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education removed Baltimore City Community College from probation on Friday after the college made progress in assessing student performance. If the college had not made changes, the Middle States Commission could have yanked the school's accreditation. Last July, Middle States said BCCC lacked any comprehensive method for assessing student achievement. The president, Carolane Williams, said in a statement that "the challenges from MSCHE have enabled BCCC to emerge as a stronger institution.
NEWS
March 21, 1996
A MERE 15 months before graduation, 10,000 high-school juniors in Maryland have made no progress toward getting their high-school diplomas in at least one key area: the state education department's requirement that students fulfill 75 hours community service.After receiving reports last month on how students in each of the state's 24 school systems were faring, state Superintendent Nancy Grasmick's office quickly responded to help school systems that are falling behind. How Maryland, the only state with a community service component in its curriculum, handles these laggards will shape how seriously the requirement is taken.
NEWS
By Stacey Hirsh and Stacey Hirsh,SUN STAFF | August 4, 2003
Verizon Communications Inc.'s union employees were on the job yesterday and will continue, their representatives said, as long as negotiators for the workers and the phone company progress toward a new contract. A midnight deadline Saturday for a new agreement passed with representatives of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers saying they had seen enough progress during the talks in Washington to continue working without a contract.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | July 15, 2011
The NFL moved closer to an agreement with its players Friday and could reach one by Tuesday, a resolution that would end a four-month work stoppage and ensure the $9 billion league opens as scheduled in September. At the end of a week when the often bitter tones of the dispute were replaced by gentle sounds of reconciliation, the league and the players released a joint statement to say they have made progress and will hold talks over the weekend. "The discussions this week have been constructive, and progress has been made on a wide range of issues," the two sides said.
NEWS
By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | June 8, 2005
Carroll County children continued to outscore the statewide averages across the board in all grades tested on the Maryland School Assessment tests, but local school officials remain concerned about the county's rate of progress. "The good thing about No Child Left Behind is that you can't hide behind the averages," Superintendent Charles I. Ecker said yesterday. "On average, we're second in the state. ... But we have areas that we need to be concerned about." Ecker said that while he was pleased overall with the system's progress, he is concerned that special education students are not making the amount of progress school officials deem necessary to keep pace with statewide accountability standards.
BUSINESS
By LAURA SMITHERMAN and LAURA SMITHERMAN,SUN REPORTER | October 26, 2005
The chairman and chief executive officer of Legg Mason Inc. told investors and analysts yesterday that the Baltimore firm is making "dramatic progress" toward completing its deal with Citigroup Inc. that would double the assets it manages for clients. Calling the next few months "crunch time," Raymond A. "Chip" Mason reiterated that the swap, in which Legg is taking on $437 billion in assets from Citigroup, remains on track to close this quarter. A separate deal to buy Permal Group, one of the biggest players in the business of managing funds of hedge funds, will close ahead of schedule next week, he said.
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