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December 27, 1991
Mayor Kurt Schmoke -- who came into office promising to improve public education -- has made a mockery of his commitment by threatening to close all public schools in the city for a week in February to save money. Certainly the city's fiscal problems are complex and perplexing. But one thing is obvious: Baltimore cannot improve the quality of education by abandoning its support of schools.Schmoke, for his part, insists that a take-home curriculum can help fill the instructional gaps. Sure.
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NEWS
September 1, 2014
Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand - and the availability of teen labor - convinced the local school board to rewrite the academic calendar for the 2014-2015 year. Elsewhere, public school systems opened last week, and they appear universally satisfied with their choice. That 23 of Maryland's 24 school systems continue to prefer a pre-Labor Day starting date would seem to present a teachable moment to everyone but Comptroller Peter Franchot, who continues his quixotic crusade to force a longer summer break.
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NEWS
August 30, 1993
Harford County schools open before Labor Day this year, for the first time in history. But not for 800 students of Fallston Middle School whose new building is unfinished, with fire safety defects.Last year, authorities put them in the adjacent Fallston High School. This year, the students will start school two weeks late. The delay could be longer, if the state fire marshal doesn't approve. The health department also noted unfixed problems. Contractor Triangle Construction Co. was to have finished the $14 million job July 15.The fiasco is a rebuke to the insistence of Superintendent Ray R. Keech that Harford schools start a week earlier than usual.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | February 12, 2014
The University of Maryland School of Medicine announced Wednesday that it has established a program that will do in-depth scientific research on the brain. The hope is that research done from the Brain Science Research Consortium Unit can help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders. Research will be done by scientists and medical professionals from many disciplines, including laboratory scientists and physician scientists. Dr. Bankole A. Johnson, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry and behavorial science at the medical school, will head the new unit.  His research expertise deals with the psychopharmacology of medications for treating addictions.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF | August 27, 2000
The school year begins in Carroll County tomorrow with a new middle school, 190 new students, 151 new teachers and minor improvements in other schools. Shiloh Middle School in Hampstead -- a $15 million, state-of-the-art facility-- will house 750 students to help ease crowding in North Carroll. The school is modeled after South Carroll's Oklahoma Middle, but with some modifications, including larger lockers, straighter halls and a layout that makes full use of available space, said Principal Tom Hill.
NEWS
By NEW TORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 22, 1996
WASHINGTON -- The problems of the District of Columbia's school system mirror those of Washington itself, which is struggling to overcome a fiscal crisis created by poor management and its dependence on federal financing. And the school system is mired in investigations of poor management and potential mismanagement.Dropout rates at the district's schools are among the nation's highest, and the student achievement rates are routinely lower than the national average. School buildings are so dilapidated that six of them could not open on schedule because of fire code violations.
NEWS
By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter | August 28, 2007
There was a time when kids could lounge at the pool until Labor Day, when going back to school coincided with the first chills of autumn air. But most of the hundreds of thousands of students returning to classes this week don't remember that far back. They know standardized tests and August beginnings, as those dreaded March assessments drive schools to squeeze in more teaching earlier. In Maryland, the only children left at the beach are those from Worcester County, where traditions die hard and the first school bells won't ring until Sept.
NEWS
By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | August 26, 2003
When Anne Arundel County public school students return to classes today, they will be greeted by new textbooks, an increase in advanced high-school course offerings and uniform secondary school schedules. The initiatives - many of which required thousands of hours of teacher training sessions over the summer - were prompted by Superintendent Eric J. Smith. He pledged last year to raise achievement countywide and close performance gaps among racial and economic groups during his tenure.
NEWS
March 24, 1992
This holiday schedule will be in effect in the Baltimore area tomorrow:ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTYCounty offices open Courts open Libraries open Public Schools open Trash removal regular pickup ANNAPOLISCity offices open Courts open Parking meters must feed Public Schools open Trash removal regular pickup BALTIMORE CITYCity offices open Courts open Libraries open Parking meters must feed Public Schools open Trash removal regular pickup BALTIMORE COUNTYCounty offices...
NEWS
February 12, 1991
This schedule will be in effect today:ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTYCounty offices closed Courts open Schools open ZTC Libraries open Trash removal regular pickup ANNAPOLISCity offices open Courts open Schools open Parking meters must feed Trash removal regular pickup BALTIMORECity offices closed Courts open Schools open Libraries open Parking meters must feed Trash removal no pickup BALTIMORE COUNTYCounty offices open Courts open Schools open Libraries open Parking...
NEWS
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | January 7, 2014
Harford County officials warned residents of hypothermia and other dangers in light of record-setting cold temperatures Monday and Tuesday, and there was more concern about the abnormally cold temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The county was hit by bitter cold that started Monday night, with temperatures plummeting into the low single digits and the wind chill making it feel as cold as 15 degrees below zero overnight. Temperatures were reported as low as 1 degree or zero overnight Monday, and though it was sunny throughout the day Tuesday, high temperatures barely reached above 10 degrees in and around Bel Air. The impending cold forced Harford County Public Schools to cancel all classes Tuesday.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
Hundreds of Baltimore students started 2014 exploring a sprawling new campus that officials say will become a national model for urban education reform. The highly anticipated Elmer A. Henderson School, run by the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University, opened its doors Thursday to more than 350 students who have been waiting several years to move from small portable classrooms to the 90,000-square-foot building. "It's huge," Onya Boyd said as she walked up and down the school's hallways, well after the bell rang, in search of her daughter's third-grade classroom.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | November 22, 2013
Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015. Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to win approval for a public charter school, although several schools in Hawaii are trying, Roland Park Country School spokeswoman Nancy Mugele said. The charter school, to be named for Lillie May Carroll Jackson, a civil rights pioneer and early leader of the NAACP in Baltimore, is scheduled to open in fall 2015.
NEWS
August 19, 2013
Between Egypt and disgraced politicians, August has proven itself a more robust month for news than usual this year, yet there's always room in the summer doldrums for the wacky and off-beat. And for generations, few individuals have proven themselves better suited to provide that brand of comic relief than the men who have served as Maryland's comptroller. Whether it was Louis L. Goldstein's tireless campaigning or his cheerful but grammatically-challenged signature send-off, "God bless y'all real good," or even William Donald Schaefer's diatribes against the world or generally bizarre behavior, Maryland comptrollers have a tradition of quirky entertainment.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will visit a new, $112 million building next month that will house the University of Baltimore School of Law, school officials said Monday. The John and Frances Angelos Law Center, which has been under construction since 2010 and is an anchor of development in the North Charles Street corridor, will also host Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell during a series of opening celebrations next month.
EXPLORE
August 29, 2012
An article in the Aug. 30, 1962, edition of the Herald Argus and Baltimore Countian reported on the arrival of a new, all-boys Catholic high school in the area. Although construction will not be complete until December, the new Cardinal Gibbons High School will open next week on the site of the old St. Mary's Industrial School at Wilkens and Caton avenues. It will be conducted by the Marianists. The first principal is Brother Matthew Betz , S.M. The Marianists formerly taught at St. Michael's, St. James' and, many years ago, at St. Martin's parochial grade schools but this is their first venture into the high school field in the Baltimore area.
NEWS
January 14, 1994
This schedule will be in effect in the Baltimore area today:ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTYCounty offices openCourts closedLibraries openPublic Schools openTrash removal regular pickupANNAPOLISCity offices closedCourts closedParking meters must feedPublic Schools openTrash removal no pickupBALTIMORECity offices closedCourts closedLibraries closedParking meters must feedPublic Schools closedTrash removal regular pickupBALTIMORE COUNTYCounty offices openCourts closedParking meters...
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2012
The University of Maryland School of Medicine has begun construction of a $200 million proton center that will bring the latest in cancer treatment to the region and double investment in the University of Maryland's growing BioPark in West Baltimore. University officials will join state and local officials, including Gov. Martin O'Malley, for an official groundbreaking Tuesday at the site of the 110,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to treat 2,000 cancer patients a year.
EXPLORE
By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 2, 2011
The 2011-12 school year in Harford County finally got off to a start Wednesday, despite 11 schools remaining closed because of power outages or road blockages left over fromHurricane Irene. All schools will be open Thursday morning, according to an announcement from the school system Wednesday afternoon. Parents are advised to continue to expect some variations in bus pick-up and drop-off times, as the school system works through new routes this year. In addition, those students living on streets that remain closed may still not have bus transportation available Thursday, the school system said in its announcement.
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