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September 25, 2004
I challenge anyone who thinks the state is spending enough money on Baltimore's schools to visit a school. The building will likely be deteriorating, with rotting windows, dysfunctional boilers and leaking roofs. Visit a school library. You're not likely to find a librarian, since few schools have one, but take a look at the books. See how many were published after, say, 1975. Visit a classroom. Talk to a teacher about the number of students in the classroom. Find out about the availability of textbooks and other learning resources.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
Most education research suggests that students at Hamilton Elementary and Thomas Johnson Middle would be handicapped by their low-income backgrounds. But students at those schools and six others in the city are beating the odds of poverty, according to the state education policy group Maryland Campaign for Achievement Now (MarylandCAN). The schools, which have some of the highest percentages of poor students in the city and state, have consistently outperformed their peers around Maryland.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1996
EXPECT A hot time in Tuscany-Canterbury this weekend.The Calvert School -- a centerpiece of the North Baltimore community -- is celebrating its 100th birthday, and instead of partying at the Convention Center or a downtown hotel, the school rented the biggest tent it could find -- a 220-by-100-foot beauty from Loane Bros. It hired an orchestra and invited 1,000 guests to celebrate under the big top.Virgil Mores Hillyer, Calvert's headmaster from 1899 to 1931, probably would have approved.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
COLLEGE PARK -- It took Nick Faust a few games of high school basketball to score 20 points for the first time. “I scored 20 when I was a sophomore at John Carroll, against Calvert Hall,” Faust, now a junior at Maryland, recalled Tuesday night.  “My junior year and senior year [at City] I scored 20 all the time.” It took until Faust's 97 th game at Maryland for the 6-foot-6 guard to reach that milestone. He did it in a 71-60 victory for the Terps over Wake Forest on Tuesday at Comcast Center .   Faust knew he had finally broken the 20-point barrier after making a breakaway dunk for points 19 and 20. “I did know when I made that dunk, I knew it was [for my 20 th point]
NEWS
By SARA ENGRAM | April 11, 1993
In 1979, Ron Edmonds, an influential educational researcher, set forth a simple proposition that flatly contradicted many of the assumptions that influence the way schools work.In an article on effective schools for the urban poor he said: "We can, whenever and wherever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us."He didn't say that we need to find new ways to deal with these problem students. Or that under the right circumstances we can succeed more often with these kids.
NEWS
February 19, 2006
On February 17, 2006, GLORIA ANN THOMAS (nee Wilson); beloved wife of Eugene Thomas; devoted mother of Marinda, Bridgette and David. She taught First grade and Art in several schools in Baltimore City and County, retiring in 1985. Family and friends are invited at the family home, on Tuesday, February 21, between 1 and 4 P.M.
NEWS
By From staff report | February 9, 1998
The State Department of Education is operating a toll-free hot line for parents, teachers and staff members from the 29 low-performing schools in Baltimore that were added to the list of schools in need of state supervision.The number is 1-888-246-0016, and it operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.State officials also added nine schools in Prince George's County to the list Jan. 28. The 38 schools need special attention and must follow a state schedule for submitting improvement plans and getting started on those planned changes in school management and curriculum.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 7, 1998
The Maryland National Guard wants to spread its anti-drug and -alcohol efforts in Carroll County, implementing a prevention program at the high schools and beginning an after-school program for at-risk middle school children, officials say.The effort, which could begin in September, is contingent on receiving a federal grant and the approval of Carroll County school officials, said Lt. Col. Robert L. Finn, who works for the National Guard's director of...
NEWS
September 7, 2004
Do you think the state is providing sufficient funding to the public schools in Baltimore and throughout the state? We are looking for 300 words or less; the deadline is Sept. 20. Letters become the property of The Sun, which reserves the right to edit them. By submitting a letter, the author grants The Sun an irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use and republish the letter, in whole or in part, in all media and to authorize others to reprint it. Letters should include your name and address, along with a day and evening telephone number.
NEWS
June 25, 1991
S. Reginald Watts, a retired assistant regional superintendent of schools in Baltimore, died Friday after being injured in an automobile accident at Liberty Heights Avenue and Edgewood Road.A mass of Christian burial was being offered today at St. James Episcopal Church, Lafayette and Arlington avenues.Mr. Watts was 78 and lived on Cedardale Road.He retired in 1974 after starting in the city school system as an elementary school teacher 43 years earlier.Born in Baltimore, he was a 1929 graduate of Douglass High School and a 1931 graduate of what is now Coppin State College.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
A 12-year-old girl was robbed at gunpoint while walking to her Southeast Baltimore school last week, police confirmed after the school's principal sent parents a letter about the incident. The girl, a student at Patterson Park Public Charter School in the first block of N. Lakewood Ave., was walking to school in her uniform about 7:30 a.m. Jan. 28 when a man wearing a ski mask approached her with a gun drawn and demanded her cellphone. The incident took place at Rose Street and Fairmount Avenue, and the gunman fled eastbound on Fairmount Avenue, police said.
SPORTS
By Aaron Oster | January 3, 2014
With Old School RAW coming to Baltimore on Monday, I got a chance to talk to a WWE Superstar that is constantly referred to as “old school," Antonio Cesaro. We had a chance to talk about his past year, his affiliation with the Real Americans, his rise through the independent circuit, his time recently at WWE's developmental organization, NXT, as well as his thoughts on Old School RAW. Q: How would you characterize your 2013 in the WWE? A: Well, I started the year as the United States champion, and now I am not the United States champion.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
As Baltimore school board officials search for a new city schools CEO, they might do well to note the big gains in student achievement at schools in the District of Columbia where educators have made a longer school day part of the reform effort. It's worked well enough in Washington that Baltimore might well benefit from emulating that city's success. More instructional time in the classroom appears to have helped D.C. children not only boost their performance on standardized tests but do so more rapidly than their peers at schools with traditional 7.5-hour schedules.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
Two private Jewish schools in Baltimore will close at the end of the school year after plans for a new, combined school failed to get off the ground. Boards of the Day School at Baltimore Hebrew, a kindergarten through eighth grade school, and The Shoshana S. Cardin School, a high school, had planned to combine the students in a new K-12 school called the Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore in the fall. The two schools are located close to each other and near the Baltimore County line.
NEWS
Bob Ehrlich | April 15, 2013
As many of you know, I was born and raised in solidly working class Arbutus. My family's Protestantism qualified us as an anomaly; the majority of the neighborhood kids were Catholic. Most attended local Catholic schools such as Ascension, Our Lady of Victory, and St. Mark's. A majority of them went on to graduate high school at Cardinal Gibbons, Mount St. Joe, or Seton. This school experience provided parents an attractive "three-fer": religious instruction, challenging academics and excellent athletics - at a reasonable price, to boot.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2013
Clara Mae Boender, a retired reading specialist and elementary school teacher who taught for 54 years, died of multisystem organ failure Jan. 12 at Howard County General Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 86. Born Clara Mae Crouch in Baltimore and raised in the Paradise section of Catonsville, she was the daughter of Harry Crouch, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad worker, and Ruth Crouch, who founded the Kinder Kraft Kindergarten, a school located in Catonsville and later Ten Hills.
FEATURES
By Linell Smith and Linell Smith,Staff Writer | August 8, 1993
A new program to fund arts education in the schools, developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the PHOENIX Repertory Dance Company and the Morton and Sophia Macht Foundation, will introduce elementary- and middle-school children to the art of dance.A grant of $7,100 from the Macht Foundation will enable PHOENIX to take professional dancers into six schools in southwest Baltimore this fall for assemblies and participatory sessions. It will also fund dance workshops for children at UMBC.
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2011
A 22-year-old man was shot in the face early this morning near Walter P. Carter Elementary School in North Baltimore, police said. Police say they responded at 12:35 a.m. to a call for a shooting in the 700 block of Willow Avenue in the Wilson Park neighborhood. Officers found the victim on the porch of a house in the 600 block of that street, Baltimore police said. Officers learned he had been shot multiple times in the face and neck while he was sitting a vehicle parked in the 700 block of the street, according to police.
NEWS
Baltimore Sun reporter | September 2, 2011
The following schools will be closed Friday, Sept. 2, due to power outages and the continued effects of Hurricane Irene: Anne Arundel County Marley Glen Special School Baltimore City Guilford Elementary/Middle Note: Digital, Federal Hill, George Washington, Sharp-Leadenhall, Thomas Johnson, and Francis Scott Key are on a one-hour delayed opening due to traffic congestion from the Grand Prix. Baltimore County Chadwick Elementary Dumbarton Middle Fifth District Elementary Fort Garrison Elementary Lansdowne Middle Oakleigh Elementary Parkville Middle Pinewood Elementary Riderwood Elementary Ridgely Middle Stoneleigh Elementary Timonium Elementary Winand Elementary
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