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September 19, 1990
The Howard County Department of Education is recruiting interested citizens to serve on a Student Walking Route Committee.The walking routes to be considered are used by the Department of Education in determining student eligibility for school bus service and/or acceptable student walking routes. The committee will be responsible for reviewing and evaluating walking routes and preparing related reports for submission to the Superintendent of Schools.Interested parties should submit their name, address and telephone number to Dr. M.E. Hickey, Superintendent of Schools, Howard County Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, 21043.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2012
An outsider with experience in leading a neighboring state through sometimes-unpopular reforms will become the next Maryland superintendent of schools, the state school board announced Friday. Delaware Secretary of Education Lillian M. Lowery, a 57-year-old with more than 35 years of teaching and administrative experience in several states, will take over July 1 as Maryland's schools enter a year of transition. "We think we have gotten the best person that could have taken this job. She has a long track record of success on all the important education issues," said school board President James DeGraffenreidt.
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June 28, 1997
Because of an editing error, an article in yesterday's editions misrepresented the reaction of Nancy S. Grasmick, the state superintendent of schools, to a Supreme Court ruling regarding parochial schools. In fact, Grasmick said she did not see the decision as pro-voucher.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 6/28/97
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 5, 2011
Anthony John Ipsaro, former superintendent of parochial schools for the Archdiocese of Baltimore and a noted organizational consultant and psychological counselor, died May 25 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, at his Fells Point home. He was 79. The son of Italian immigrants, Dr. Ipsaro was born and raised in Cleveland, where he graduated in 1950 from Cathedral Latin High School. He was a 1954 graduate of the University of Dayton, and three years later earned a master's degree in educational administration from St. John's University.
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December 18, 1990
Superintendent of Schools Larry L. Lorton announced that all public school offices, the school system's central office in Annapolis, and all other school facilities will be closed Dec. 26-28.The adjustment in the school calendar is a result of fiscal difficulties brought on by the energy crisis as well as the current projected budget deficit.Athletic events already scheduled will take place, but temperature settings may require that spectators "dress warmly," according to school officials.
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January 16, 2003
The Howard County Board of Education will hold a workshop at 7 o'clock tonight to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the board and the superintendent of schools. Education attorney Rochelle Isenberg will be the facilitator for the discussion. Board members and top school officials will participate. The meeting, which will be held in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, is open to the public. Information: 410-313-7197.
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November 19, 1998
"Excellence and Innovation in Education" is the subject of today's discussion in The Engineers Club's Speaker Series at the historic Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, 11 W. Mount Vernon Place.The event begins at 8: 30 a.m. with a panel discussion featuring area educators such as David Clapp, principal of the Barclay School, and Ellen Kelly, head of the Jemicy School.Nancy S. Grasmick, state superintendent of schools, will be the luncheon speaker. Admission is $22. Information: 410-539-6914.Pub Date: 11/19/98
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December 21, 1992
CAMRELL GHOLSTON, 7, daughter of Ruth Ann Gholston of Union Street, Westminster.School: Second-grader at William Winchester Elementary School.Honored for: Being the county's representative on Maryland's Kinder-Cabinet, a group of elementary students who form an advisory board to Gov. William Donald Schaefer and state Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick.Goals: "I want to have two jobs when I grow up. I want to fix people's hair, and I want to be a dentist."Comments: "We're supposed to tell the governor what we really like to do in school -- what you really hope to have, like a computer.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 5, 1996
Sandymount Elementary School in Finksburg was designated one of 11 Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence for 1996 yesterday by Nancy S. Grasmick, the state superintendent of schools.This honor puts Sandymount in the running for the National Blue Ribbon School competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.Blue-ribbon schools are selected on the basis of leadership, teaching environment, curriculum, student environment, parent and community support, and performance. Sandymount and the other 10 schools applied for consideration and were chosen over about 800 other elementary schools statewide.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV | December 2, 2005
High schools in Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties were among five in the state named Wednesday to receive $500 anti-drug and anti-alcohol grants under a program that encourages students and their parents to speak openly with each other about drug and alcohol use. The five schools are Atholton High in Howard County, C. Milton Wright High in Harford County, Duval High in Prince George's County, Loch Raven High in Baltimore County and Maurice J....
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun Reporter | June 24, 2008
Robert C. Rice, the superintendent of the Anne Arundel County schools in the mid-1980s who also served in District of Columbia and state of Maryland posts, died of lung transplant complications Saturday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Arnold resident was 69. Dr. Rice received media attention in 1984 - including an appearance on Good Morning America - when he defended the need for a three-year-old child with herpes to attend a preschool program. Born in Nevenville, Iowa, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Northern Iowa and a doctorate in education at Iowa State University.
NEWS
December 3, 2006
On Dec. 2, 1856, John D. Worthington was born on a Harford County farm near the Susquehanna. He spent his early years attending Darlington Academy. After further studies at St. John's Academy in Annapolis, Worthington became a schoolteacher and began a lifetime devoted to education. A contemporary biography states: "From youth he has been interested in the public-school system. The absolute necessity of universal education, wide in scope, complete in curriculum, practical in aim, has long been evident to him."
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV | December 2, 2005
High schools in Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties were among five in the state named Wednesday to receive $500 anti-drug and anti-alcohol grants under a program that encourages students and their parents to speak openly with each other about drug and alcohol use. The five schools are Atholton High in Howard County, C. Milton Wright High in Harford County, Duval High in Prince George's County, Loch Raven High in Baltimore County and Maurice J....
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 5, 2005
Gregory V. Nourse, an assistant superintendent for the Anne Arundel County school system, said yesterday that he plans to run for county executive next year. Nourse, 56, joins state Del. John R. Leopold and former state Del. Phillip D. Bissett as Republicans expected to run for the seat now held by Democrat Janet S. Owens, who cannot run for a third term because of term limits. At least three Democrats are also considering bids. Nourse said he will file as a candidate with the state next week.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2004
John Francis Sullivan, an educator for nearly three decades who was a former assistant superintendent of schools in Howard County, died of Alzheimer's disease Friday at Ruxton Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pikesville. He was 84. Known as a self-effacing, gentle man who shunned a retirement party when he left the school system in 1978, the longtime Timonium resident loved studying. He earned three advanced degrees at the Johns Hopkins University while working as a teacher, principal and administrator.
NEWS
January 16, 2003
The Howard County Board of Education will hold a workshop at 7 o'clock tonight to discuss the roles and responsibilities of the board and the superintendent of schools. Education attorney Rochelle Isenberg will be the facilitator for the discussion. Board members and top school officials will participate. The meeting, which will be held in Boardroom A at the Department of Education, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City, is open to the public. Information: 410-313-7197.
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.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 8, 2002
Bonnie Ward, who has overseen curriculum, instruction and staff development as an assistant superintendent of Kent County's public schools, has been named the system's superintendent. Ward, 54, was chosen by the county Board of Education at a meeting Monday night and signed a four-year contract calling for an annual salary of $100,500, said Ann Dwyer, president of the board for Kent - whose system, with eight schools, is Maryland's smallest. She succeeds Lorraine A. Costella, who announced that she will retire at the end of the school year to spend more time with her family.
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