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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2011
The Baltimore school system will launch its first districtwide Saturday School initiative in December, a program promised by city schools CEO Andrés Alonso to help remedy declining scores on state tests. The $3 million Saturday School program will run for 10 weeks, primarily targeting students who scored basic in math on the 2011 Maryland School Assessments. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for the program, which will offer between 20 and 30 hours of additional math instruction for up to 7,000 students before the 2012 assessments in March.
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By Dallas Dance | August 26, 2014
Tomorrow is not just the first day of the 2014-2015 school year for 110,000 students in Baltimore County Public Schools. It's also the launch of initiatives to create opportunity-rich environments in every school, in every classroom and for every student. It has never been more important to educate students to high levels for their own individual success as well as the success of our county and nation. However, decades of data tell us that far too often being a student of color or a student from a low-income family correlates to lower academic achievement.
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FEATURES
By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
So that high schooler of yours has to be blasted out of bed, doesn't seem awake even when up, and sleepwalks out of the house to school.Think of it as juvenile jet lag, legacy of the first week back in school."
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2013
An Arundel Middle School student was issued a juvenile citation Tuesday after two classmates told school officials that he threatened them with a 3-inch knife, one of two incidents at the Odenton school this week. Also this week, a teacher was videotaped screaming at a student while admonishing her in front of classmates Wednesday. The video was posted on Facebook, and the teacher has since been removed from her classroom and is on leave while school officials investigate. In the knife incident, Anne Arundel County police said in a news release that Arundel Middle's resource officer was told about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday that a 12-year-old male student had made threats with the knife to a 12-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | November 4, 2005
There won't be an incumbent running for Anne Arundel County executive in next November's elections, but Roy Skiles figures this would not be a great week to announce his candidacy, if he were so inclined. Skiles is the county's assistant superintendent of school administrative services and the point man on the decision to push up start times on county football games for the rest of the season. Skiles' phone has been ringing all week, and most of the callers have not been inviting him to tea, but rather criticizing him for what they believe is an overreaction to last Friday's shooting at a game at Annapolis High.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writers Sun staff writer Andrea F. Siegel contributed to this article | October 16, 1994
Fights, concerns abouts racial tension and a lack of civility in some Anne Arundel County schools are prompting school officials, civic leaders and students to call for system-wide changes."
NEWS
By ROSALIE M. FLATER | January 24, 1994
St. Philip Neri School, 6401 Orchard Road, will celebrate Catholic School Week from Sunday through Feb. 4.Registration for new students for the 1994-95 school year is scheduled during an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Registration will continue through June. Teachers and student council representatives will lead tours of the school and answer questions.Classrooms will be open for visits during Catholic Education Week from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Parents can have lunch with their children Feb. 3 and visit their classes from 12:45 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. The lunch schedule is 11:05 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. for junior high and morning kindergarten; 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. for grades 4-6 and all-day kindergarten; and 12:40 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. for grades 1-3 and afternoon kindergarten.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | November 6, 1994
The Harford County government has made arrangements to provide free bus transportation to Edgewood parents so they can attend school conferences tomorrow and visit classrooms during American Education Week, Nov. 14-18."
NEWS
By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 25, 2002
ST. JANE Frances School will hold an open house Sunday to kick off a week of events celebrating Catholic Schools Week. In addition to Sunday's open house for new and returning pupils and their families, scheduled for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Riviera Beach school has scheduled activities to focus attention on aspects of the school family of students, faculty and staff. Ronald Burinsky, school principal, said that the school's mission is to teach students Catholic values of tolerance, patience, understanding and love of God while promoting a strong academic background.
NEWS
By BONITA FORMWALT | January 25, 1995
Paper butterflies, symbols of hope and belief, will decorate the halls of Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School in celebration of national Catholic Schools Week Monday through Feb. 4.Building on the theme, "Catholic Schools -- Schools You Can Believe In," the school has planned several activities to commemorate the valuable contributions Catholic schools have made to the community.The week of activities begins with an open house and continental breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Registration for the 1995-1996 school year will also be accepted.
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March 8, 2012
Students and staff at Prince George's County Public Schools are celebrating National School Breakfast Week March 5 to 9 in partnership with Kellogg's cereal company, to increase nutrition awareness and help a local Feeding America food bank. For each school breakfast purchased by students during the week, Kellogg's will donate a bowl of cereal to a local food bank through its "Eat, Share, Prosper" program. According to school officials, Prince George's County public school serve an average of 170,000 breakfasts each week.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2011
The Baltimore school system will launch its first districtwide Saturday School initiative in December, a program promised by city schools CEO Andrés Alonso to help remedy declining scores on state tests. The $3 million Saturday School program will run for 10 weeks, primarily targeting students who scored basic in math on the 2011 Maryland School Assessments. Students in grades four through eight are eligible for the program, which will offer between 20 and 30 hours of additional math instruction for up to 7,000 students before the 2012 assessments in March.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2011
Maryland Homegrown School Lunch Week is Sept. 12-16. A kickoff celebration for the fourth annual is being held on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Benjamin Banneker Elementary School in St. Mary's County, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The program is designed to help educate students about where their food comes from, how it is produced, and the benefits of a healthy diet as well as to expand markets for Maryland farmers. There's more information here . The video describes a successful farm-to-school program in Harford County.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2010
As Principal Amanda Rice of George Washington Elementary School air-dried after facing off with her students in a dunk tank Friday afternoon, she described how rising from the pool of water represented her vision for the school's future. Last week, her Baltimore school was the focus of unwanted attention after school system officials announced that tampering had taken place on students' 2008 Maryland State Assessment tests. "It's like washing it all away," Rice said. "It's new leadership.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter | January 5, 2007
Bowing to mounting public pressure and the threat of litigation, the Baltimore school system reversed course yesterday and notified about 150 teaching assistants that they will not be transferred to different schools next week as scheduled. The only employees who will change jobs Monday are 40 qualified school aides who had not been working in classrooms. Those aides have agreed to be transferred into classroom assignments at Title 1 schools, which enroll high-poverty student populations.
SPORTS
By MILTON KENT | November 4, 2005
There won't be an incumbent running for Anne Arundel County executive in next November's elections, but Roy Skiles figures this would not be a great week to announce his candidacy, if he were so inclined. Skiles is the county's assistant superintendent of school administrative services and the point man on the decision to push up start times on county football games for the rest of the season. Skiles' phone has been ringing all week, and most of the callers have not been inviting him to tea, but rather criticizing him for what they believe is an overreaction to last Friday's shooting at a game at Annapolis High.
FEATURES
By Marc Gunther and Marc Gunther,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | September 8, 1993
As America's children return to school, a group of TV shows about education arrive on PBS as part of back-to-school week. The lineup is impressive and timely, and surely as entertaining as anything most youngsters will find in their local classrooms."
NEWS
By Baltimoresun.com Staff | February 18, 2005
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele is scheduled to visit two schools in Prince George's County -- Marlton Elementary School in Upper Marlboro on Wednesday and Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville on Thursday -- to discuss the Governor's Commission on Quality Education in Maryland. As commission chair, Steele visits schools across the state, collecting information for the panel's work and meeting with educators, parents, administrators, students and community leaders. Steele plans to visit at least one school in every county, as well as in Baltimore City, to complete his review.
NEWS
By Tawanda W. Johnson and Tawanda W. Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 28, 2005
As Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, David Hartman is glad his two children attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ellicott City, where he said they are receiving a quality education infused with Christian values. "We like OLPH's stability," said Hartman, a technology consultant who serves on the school's board of directors and chairs its technology committee. "Their test scores are very solid, and the religious part of the education is integrated into the entire curriculum." Catholic Schools Week runs through Feb. 5 and involves schools throughout the nation celebrating educational excellence and preparing students for Christian life.
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