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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
Debora Coates-Consugar has a penchant for making math simple and enjoyable for students at Summit School, an Edgewater-based, not-for-profit education center for children with dyslexia and other learning problems. But sometimes the math department chair will encounter a struggling student who tells the teacher she can't possibly understand how frustrating certain subjects can be. Truth is, Coates-Consugar knows it all too well. "I'm dyslexic, too," says Coates-Consugar, fighting back emotions as she reflected upon once having endured the same struggles she now helps her students overcome.
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September 26, 2014
Sunday, Sept. 28 Music by the bay The Bayside Summer Concert Series concludes with Top 40 music by Appaloosa from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. No bikes, skateboards or roller skates are permitted in the concert area. Information: 410-222-6230 or go to aacounty.org/RecParks/concerts.cfm. Gospel music A concert to celebrate the release of DiVine of Annapolis' CD, "Touch and Agree," will be held at 4 p.m. at Friendship Victory Vision Ministries Church, 7280 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd.
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By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 1998
DEBBIE SCHNEIDER of Davidsonville credits the Summit School in Edgewater with saving her family and giving hope to her son, Ryan, 14.The Summit School is a private school, grades one through eight, for children of average or above-average intelligence who have trouble learning in traditional schools."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2013
Debora Coates-Consugar has a penchant for making math simple and enjoyable for students at Summit School, an Edgewater-based, not-for-profit education center for children with dyslexia and other learning problems. But sometimes the math department chair will encounter a struggling student who tells the teacher she can't possibly understand how frustrating certain subjects can be. Truth is, Coates-Consugar knows it all too well. "I'm dyslexic, too," says Coates-Consugar, fighting back emotions as she reflected upon once having endured the same struggles she now helps her students overcome.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | November 30, 1992
Five years ago, Jane Snider had her own private practice i Annapolis devoted to helping children with learning disabilities. Many of the 50 to 60 children she was seeing every year couldn't learn in traditional schools and needed more specialized settings.Such schools existed. One school was in Washington. Another, in Baltimore, was overcrowded."I was referring one of my clients to the Baltimore school when [officials there] said, 'Look, Jane. We've got a waiting list that is too long already.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | September 10, 2006
When James Roberts' 7-year-old son got a diagnosis of dyslexia in 1989, Roberts sent the boy to a new school specializing in teaching pupils with learning disorders. The 25-pupil school was operating out of trailers in the parking lot of Indian Creek School in Crownsville. James Roberts Jr. spent six years at the school. Now 25, he is a successful independent contractor. And his father, president and chief executive officer of Foundation Coal Holdings Inc., has found a big way to show his gratitude to the Summit School.
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January 18, 2009
County schools closed for MLK Jr. Day Anne Arundel County public schools and central offices will be closed tomorrow for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. High school semester exams will be held Wednesday to Friday and Jan. 26. Schools will close two hours early on those days for all students for teacher workdays. There will be no afternoon kindergarten or ECI on those days. Information: 410-222-5000. Board meeting The Anne Arundel County Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the administration building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.
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September 26, 2014
Sunday, Sept. 28 Music by the bay The Bayside Summer Concert Series concludes with Top 40 music by Appaloosa from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. No bikes, skateboards or roller skates are permitted in the concert area. Information: 410-222-6230 or go to aacounty.org/RecParks/concerts.cfm. Gospel music A concert to celebrate the release of DiVine of Annapolis' CD, "Touch and Agree," will be held at 4 p.m. at Friendship Victory Vision Ministries Church, 7280 Baltimore/Annapolis Blvd.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1998
Seven candidates competing for two Howard County school board seats will face off in tomorrow's nonpartisan primary election, which will narrow the field to four.The four top vote-getters will advance from the primary to the Nov. 3 general election. Along with one incumbent -- former English teacher Sandra H. French -- the diverse group includes six others who have raised issues ranging from student discipline to class sizes to the responsiveness of education officials.The six are transportation manager Glenn Amato; lawyer Lee S. Ashmore; private school teacher Alfreda Gill; accountant Jerry D. Johnston; former substitute teacher Laura Waters; and engineer Arthur Neal Willoughby.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | October 28, 2008
A student from an Anne Arundel County high school said she's seen guns on campus. A Howard County girl said squabbles that start as Internet exchanges lead to fights at school. And a senior at a Baltimore school told of fights that are part of gang initiations. One of the main messages from students across Maryland who gathered yesterday at a summit on school violence is that the issue cannot be ignored. "We have so many problems in our school system that we don't think about," said Josh Maley, 16, a junior at Howard High in Ellicott City.
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May 3, 2009
McCallister, Shea top county teachers Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce named Donna McCallister, an eighth-grade language arts teacher at George Fox Middle School in Pasadena, as the 2008-2009 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Christine Shea, who teaches students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in grades three through eight at the Summit School in Edgewater, was named Private School Teacher of the Year.
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By John-John Williams IV and John-John Williams IV,john-john.williams@baltsun.com | October 28, 2008
A student from an Anne Arundel County high school said she's seen guns on campus. A Howard County girl said squabbles that start as Internet exchanges lead to fights at school. And a senior at a Baltimore school told of fights that are part of gang initiations. One of the main messages from students across Maryland who gathered yesterday at a summit on school violence is that the issue cannot be ignored. "We have so many problems in our school system that we don't think about," said Josh Maley, 16, a junior at Howard High in Ellicott City.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | September 10, 2006
When James Roberts' 7-year-old son got a diagnosis of dyslexia in 1989, Roberts sent the boy to a new school specializing in teaching pupils with learning disorders. The 25-pupil school was operating out of trailers in the parking lot of Indian Creek School in Crownsville. James Roberts Jr. spent six years at the school. Now 25, he is a successful independent contractor. And his father, president and chief executive officer of Foundation Coal Holdings Inc., has found a big way to show his gratitude to the Summit School.
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By Melinda Rice and Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 1998
DEBBIE SCHNEIDER of Davidsonville credits the Summit School in Edgewater with saving her family and giving hope to her son, Ryan, 14.The Summit School is a private school, grades one through eight, for children of average or above-average intelligence who have trouble learning in traditional schools."
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1998
Seven candidates competing for two Howard County school board seats will face off in tomorrow's nonpartisan primary election, which will narrow the field to four.The four top vote-getters will advance from the primary to the Nov. 3 general election. Along with one incumbent -- former English teacher Sandra H. French -- the diverse group includes six others who have raised issues ranging from student discipline to class sizes to the responsiveness of education officials.The six are transportation manager Glenn Amato; lawyer Lee S. Ashmore; private school teacher Alfreda Gill; accountant Jerry D. Johnston; former substitute teacher Laura Waters; and engineer Arthur Neal Willoughby.
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By Monica Norton and Monica Norton,Staff Writer | November 30, 1992
Five years ago, Jane Snider had her own private practice i Annapolis devoted to helping children with learning disabilities. Many of the 50 to 60 children she was seeing every year couldn't learn in traditional schools and needed more specialized settings.Such schools existed. One school was in Washington. Another, in Baltimore, was overcrowded."I was referring one of my clients to the Baltimore school when [officials there] said, 'Look, Jane. We've got a waiting list that is too long already.
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