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April 15, 1993
Legislators invited to parents meetingThe North County Parents Coalition has invited legislators to meet with the group at 8 p.m. Monday to discuss delays in renovating the former Andover High School building.Representatives and parents from feeder schools in the North County cluster, which is made up of nine elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, will meet in the media center at Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School.Parents have raised concerns about delays in renovating the former Andover High building, which now houses North County High School and will be used as a middle school once the high school moves out in June and renovations can be completed.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said Tuesday that he plans to fund school resource officers at two more county middle schools, in an attempt to curb student violence and bullying. Leopold has pledged about $200,000 in funding from the forthcoming county budget to pay for school resource police officers at Corkran Middle School in Glen Burnie and Wiley H. Bates Middle School in Annapolis. Leopold said he got a request from the Parent Teacher Association at Bates to take action.
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NEWS
July 10, 2005
THE ISSUE: County Councilman Charles C. Feaga, a west county Republican, contends that Howard could solve its school-crowding problems by increasing class size by two students per classroom. That process collectively would equal two elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. But school officials contend that studies show lower class sizes result in a better education and a better chance to close the student-performance gap. Enlarging classes also would not work evenly, they say, because of geographic population distribution.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2010
When a real estate agent showed Jeffrey Macris a house in west Annapolis, he advised him to look outside the city, where the public schools would be better. Most people would have taken the advice and moved somewhere else, but the U.S. Naval Academy history professor was incensed. Macris and his wife, Jenn, wanted all the amenities of living in Annapolis and bought a house there, then set out to turn around the schools for their young, growing family. This month, Macris was awarded the annual Comcast Parent Involvement Award, presented by the Maryland State Department of Education, for his success in leading a lobbying effort to improve two middle schools there.
NEWS
July 13, 2005
THE ISSUE: SCHOOL CROWDING County Councilman Charles C. Feaga, a west county Republican, contends that Howard could solve its school-crowding problems by increasing class size by two students per classroom. That process collectively would equal two elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. But school officials contend that studies show smaller class sizes result in a better education and a better chance to close the student-performance gap. Enlarging classes also would not work evenly, they say, because of geographic population distribution.
NEWS
January 29, 1996
County school officials are planning to shift attendance boundaries for some Pasadena elementary schools to alleviate crowding at George Fox Middle School.The school board agreed last week to consider four proposals to send some students now destined for George Fox to Chesapeake Middle School instead, then return them to Northeast High School.George Fox is in the Northeast High School feeder system, and Chesapeake Middle is in the Chesapeake High School system. The change would not take place until the school year that starts in September 1997.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 29, 1996
A school only for sixth-graders in the Mountain Road corridor would be the best solution to crowding problems at George Fox Middle School, parents told the Anne Arundel County school board at a hearing last night.Parents said they recognized that having all sixth-graders from Fox and Chesapeake Bay Middle School grouped together at the Chesapeake building is probably the most expensive of the four suggested solutions. But they said it would be be the least painful for their children because the students would be disrupted for only one year and not three years.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 27, 1996
No matter how the county school board proposes to marry Chesapeake Bay and George Fox middle schools, the union is off to a rocky start.The proposed partial redistricting to alleviate crowding at George Fox has upset parents. Parents of George Fox students are reluctant to have their children bused down Mountain Road, and Chesapeake Bay parents aren't waiting with open arms.Many Chesapeake parents say their school is more crowded than it appears to be on paper and that the proposals would create a poor mix of students because George Fox students come from families with lower incomes and from a different community makeup.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 19, 2003
Eight police officers helped school employees patrol Old Mill High School and monitor the comings and goings of students yesterday, a day after a gun fired in a hallway prompted a two-hour lockdown, authorities said. Police said they had no suspect in the shooting, which did not injure anyone. A .38-caliber revolver was found in a men's bathroom about two hours after the shot was heard Wednesday morning. At arrival yesterday, students entered the building, which is attached to two middle schools, through a few controlled entrances, and they left in the same manner in the afternoon, school officials said.
NEWS
April 8, 1992
Police are investigating a weekend incident at Atholton High School,where vandals set fire to a baseball dugout bench, painted "KKK" andother messages on buildings and stole school supplies.No arrestshave been made in the incident, which occurred between 10:30 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the school, in the 6500 block of Freetown Road.It is apparently one of several race-related incidents to occur on school grounds since January. Last month, "KKK" was painted on Thunder Hill Elementary School.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | June 29, 2008
Five candidates from the Bel Air area, including an educator with a doctorate, a retired principal and an active PTA parent, have submitted their names to the newly created Harford County Board of Education Recommendation Committee for a review of their qualifications for the school board. The committee, made up of public officials, will recommend two candidates to the governor for appointment to the Harford County Board of Education. The committee does not have the authority to force the governor, who appoints the county's school board members, to accept its recommendations.
NEWS
April 9, 2008
Two West Baltimore Middle School students were beaten with lacrosse sticks yesterday by a group of fellow students who asked the pair whether they were in a gang, the chief of the city schools police said. Chief Marshall T. Goodwin said that more than 10 eighth-graders at the school approached the two students, also eighth-graders, about 8:40 a.m. and asked whether they were "banging" - meaning part of gang. One of the targeted boys wore athletic shoes with red trim, which the assailants took as a gang sign, Goodwin said.
NEWS
April 29, 2007
LAST WEEK'S ISSUE: -- Eight Anne Arundel County public schools were locked down for several hours April 18 after a man wanted on attempted murder charges showed up at a high school in women's clothing and asked to see a female student, authorities said. The man, thought by police to be Antonio Moore, 20, of Brooklyn Park drew the suspicion of the resource officer stationed at North County High School in Ferndale, who left the man to find the girl. The girl told him that she was not expecting a visitor.
NEWS
April 25, 2007
ISSUE: Eight Anne Arundel County public schools were locked down for several hours April 18 after a man wanted on attempted-murder charges showed up at a high school in women's clothing and asked to see a female student, authorities said. The man, thought by police to be Antonio Moore, 20, of Brooklyn Park drew the suspicion of the resource officer stationed at North County High School in Ferndale, who left the man to find the girl. The girl told him that she was not expecting a visitor.
FEATURES
By Susan Reimer and Susan Reimer,Sun Columnist | October 17, 2006
There are dads whose role in the education of their children ends at the altar - when they marry the women they expect to handle all that stuff. And there are dads whose role in the education of their children ends at conception - absent fathers whose own memories of school may be so negative that nothing could get them in the schoolhouse door again. And then there are the dads who are playing basketball Thursday nights in Annapolis, lured into their children's schools with the promise of a little exercise and a little fun. Rhonda Pindell-Charles, who has been, along with her family, a quiet force in the African-American community in Annapolis for generations, has started a basketball league for the fathers of children in the public school system.
NEWS
September 18, 2006
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O' Malley have come up with separate plans to produce more quality principals who can provide dynamic leadership at low-performing schools. Mr. O'Malley relies on six-figure bonuses, while Mr. Ehrlich stresses the need for additional training and support. The two gubernatorial rivals have clashed most vigorously and consistently over education, but on this issue they may both be right. Financial incentives can lure new principals and teachers to troubled schools, but making a difference also requires training and support.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,SUN STAFF | June 15, 1999
In preparation for tomorrow's vote, Anne Arundel County school board members last night closely examined Superintendent Carol S. Parham's $27 million plan to ease school crowding.Five of the eight board members listened and asked questions as Thomas W. Rhoades, director of school planning and programming, led them through the details of Parham's proposal."All we are asking you to do is give us some direction," Rhoades told them, "some options to study over the summer."Tomorrow night, the board will continue to discuss the plan and its ideas before voting on what options to give Parham's staff to work on. Later this year, the board will make a final decision.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 7, 1996
Residents will be able to question county school planners tonight when the school system holds a briefing on proposals to relieve overcrowding at George Fox Middle School.The school board is looking at four options that would send some students now destined for George Fox to Chesapeake Bay Middle School and then to Northeast High School.George Fox is in the Northeast High School feeder system, and Chesapeake Middle is a Chesapeake High School feeder.The change probably would not take place until the school year that begins in September 1997.
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