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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2012
Wearing just their T-shirts and underwear, Christina Means and her family escaped from a house fire that struck in the middle of the night. They watched the Rosedale house burn in the cold December air and waited for the firetrucks, wrapped in the one blanket Means had grabbed when the smoke detectors had sounded and her boyfriend had shouted that he saw flames out the window. "We were so scared, we just ran out," Means said. "No shoes, no socks. " In the next 48 hours one thing became clear: All their possessions were burned or water-damaged, and a lapsed renters' insurance policy meant they were going to have to start over.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Over and again, Freeman A. Hrabowski called Howard County's African-American community fortunate to be living in "the richest county in the richest state in the richest country in the world. " Speaking at a "parent empowerment and engagement forum" in Columbia this week, the president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County then implored African-American parents to seize opportunities and resources within the county to help their children succeed. "A lot of people would like to live in Howard County," Hrabowski said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
A consulting firm hired by Anne Arundel County schools to test air quality at Edgewater Elementary School will meet with the school community on Tuesday. Ed Light, president of Ashton-based Building Dynamics LLC, said Friday that the company is conducting comprehensive evaluations and reviewing parents' and staff concerns. He said Building Dynamics will meet with the Edgewater community at 7 p.m. Tuesday and that a report would be issued when the firm's study is complete. Two weeks ago, a group of Edgewater parents, teachers, staff and students gathered at a school board public hearing and implored Anne Arundel school officials to prioritize improvements to the school's aging structure, which they say is fraught with health concerns.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
As the school year in Howard County came to a close last week, the Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade - an online education resource named Folly Quarter the 12th-best middle school in the nation. TheBestSchools.org praised the Ellicott City school for its requirement that each class participate in a community project to reinforce academic course objectives, while also instilling a sense of community service in the students.
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By Sheila S. Peter, sheila.peter@verizon.net 410-323-8526 | July 29, 2012
Wow! One hundred percent across the board! That is what Rodgers Forge Elementary School Principal Missy Fanshaw saw when she pulled up the results of the Maryland State Assessment Test. As she told the Towson Times, "I thought 'does this say what I think it says?' It's 100, 100, 100. How exciting!" Rodgers Forge was the only Baltimore County school to achieve 100 percent proficiency for each grade level tested - three, four and five - on the Maryland State Assessment Test. Rodgers Forge is known for its strong academic standing, which is, as Fanshaw, points out "a team effort.
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By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com | March 6, 2010
Authorities were trying to determine Friday how an 8-year-old boy obtained a loaded handgun that was found in his backpack by school police after he made threats toward a classmate. The third-grader at Sharp-Leadenhall Elementary School, a small Baltimore City school for special-needs children, was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged as a juvenile with handgun possession. School officials said the boy was "acting suspiciously" and staff began closely monitoring his behavior, which led to a search of his backpack and the discovery of a .380-caliber handgun.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2012
A Baltimore high school student was arrested Thursday after bringing an unloaded handgun to Carver Vocational Technical High School, school officials said. An investigation into the incident is under way, according to Edie House Foster, spokeswoman for Baltimore schools. The school did not release the student's identity or information on how he or she obtained the gun, what charges the student faces or how the incident unfolded. "The situation was under control promptly, without danger to any member of the school community," Foster said in an email.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
After a period of transition that saw its longtime school superintendent retire and infighting among school directors, members of the Howard County school community are hopeful that the new board members will work well together as they shape the county's education policy. With incumbents Janet Siddiqui and Ellen Flynn Giles gaining re-election on Tuesday, the school board now has six members with at least two years' experience. And its lone newcomer, former teachers union president Ann De Lacy, has more than 30 years' experience in the school system.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
A 22-year-old substitute teacher left her assignment Wednesday at Magothy River Middle School and hanged herself from a tree in the woods behind the school. Laura Kristine Fitzgerald was found dead before 1:30 p.m. by her mother, the Arnold school's assistant principal, who noticed she was missing and went to look for her. The mother followed footsteps in the snow to where her daughter had tied a rope to a tree branch and killed herself, Anne Arundel County Police Lt. Joseph Jordan said yesterday.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2012
An Anne Arundel County elementary school principal has asked for a transfer to another school after district officials began investigating concerns that she did not respond to complaints about a student before he ended up threatening a teacher. In a letter to the school community this week, Crofton Elementary School principal Shauna Kauffman said Superintendent Kevin Maxwell had approved her request for a transfer to another school. She will be moved at the end of the school year.
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June 7, 2014
After reading the article, "Council members facing difficult tests," (June 5), I have to disagree with Wade Kach. As a resident of Cockeysville, I can tell you that Councilman Todd Huff has been extremely successful with numerous community issues from halting a huge development in our residential neighborhood on Pot Spring Road to addressing numerous school safety concerns in our public schools. He has visited our school on numerous occasions to witness our concerns, then acted to improve the quality of the school community quickly.
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By Eddie Brown and Brian DeWitt | March 25, 2014
Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments. But much more progress is needed, and Interim schools CEO Tisha Edwards recently highlighted a critically important challenge: improving school attendance. Ms. Edwards announced this month that she would begin to hold principals more accountable for high rates of chronic absenteeism in their schools.
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Editorial from The Aegis | February 27, 2014
Only time will tell if Barbara Canavan is up for the job of superintendent of Harford County Public Schools, and during her tenure as interim superintendent, she's managed to do a thing or two worthy of criticism. This, however, is not the time to focus on the negatives. Rather it is the time to offer congratulations to the new superintendent and wish her all the best in taking on one of the most important leadership roles our community. As superintendent, Canavan is responsible for setting the tone for how the school system runs.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Officials at the Eagle Cove School, a private co-educational day school in Pasadena with fewer than 100 students, announced this week it would shut down at end of the academic year in June because of financial problems. In a letter to parents and the school community dated Jan. 7, Head of School Laura Kang and board of trustees co-presidents Luanne Adams and Michael Johnson said the school's board voted unanimously to close its doors. Reached Thursday, Kang said the school "just didn't have enough students to keep going.
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By Erica L. Green and By Erica L. Green | November 21, 2013
The recommendation to open a new elementary/middle school in Canton is drawing opposition from the community and the popular charter school that would be its neighbor. The proposed school, which would serve pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, was part of a large-scale plan rolled out by Interim CEO Tisha Edwards earlier this month. The plan would open a new school to alleviate overcrowding in Southeast Baltimore schools, Edwards said, while also moving a current school -- Friendship Academy of Science and Technology middle/high school -- whose students have been causing a stir in the community.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
After five years of below-average performance, Baltimore County's only charter school will lose its license to operate in July, but will continue as a regular public school next year. The Baltimore County school board voted Tuesday night to pull the charter from Imagine Discovery Public Charter School, the Woodlawn-area school that families had fought for years to keep open. Imagine Discovery parents are generally satisfied with the transfer of leadership because they believe the school will remain open with the same principal and teachers, said Charles Sydnor, who is on the school's PTA leadership team.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2012
The headmaster of the Calvert School in North Baltimore will depart at the end of the coming academic year for a new position at a school in Houston, school officials announced Wednesday. Andrew Martire has been headmaster of the Calvert School, located in the Tuscany-Canterbury neighborhood of Baltimore, since 2004. He has accepted the job of Head of School at the Kinkaid School in Houston starting next year. Both schools are private coeducational schools for students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 22, 2000
A 22-year-old substitute teacher left her assignment Wednesday at Magothy River Middle School and hanged herself from a tree in the woods behind the school. Laura Kristine Fitzgerald was found dead before 1:30 p.m. by her mother, the Arnold school's assistant principal, who noticed she was missing and went to look for her. The mother followed footsteps in the snow to where her daughter had tied a rope to a tree branch and killed herself, Anne Arundel County Police Lt. Joseph Jordan said yesterday.
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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 3, 2013
No matter how early she arrives at school or how late she departs, there always seem to be students buzzing about the 70-acre campus of The John Carroll School, according to Principal Madelyn Ball. And that's no wonder, given the sheer number of activities, sports and arts programs available to the Bel Air school's 700 students. But one afternoon this fall (and another next spring), Ball will shut it all down and shoo her pupils home to spend quality time with their families.
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By Davin Hong | July 18, 2013
The $1.2 billion approved by the Maryland General Assembly for city school construction is a historic opportunity for transformation in Baltimore. But if, after 10 years, the outcome is just new schools, we will have missed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to affect not only schools but entire neighborhoods. As an architect, I believe in the value of good facilities and their ability to create healthy environments that promote learning. But better buildings alone are not enough to restore communities.
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