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September 6, 2006
Council, Verizon discuss TV franchise Representatives from the Baltimore County Council and Verizon Communications began negotiations last night on a license that would allow the company to offer television service in the county. The council voted unanimously to enter into talks with the company, which seeks a franchise to enter the cable market. The talks could last up to 90 days, with the possibility of an extension.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | August 22, 2009
During his annual address to hundreds of Baltimore County school administrators and teachers, Superintendent Joe A. Hairston emphasized the need to prepare students for a future that they will have a hand in shaping. "The community we serve has evolved," Hairston said at Chesapeake High School in Essex on Friday morning. "The world in which we live has transformed." Hairston described the demographic changes: County schools have gone from a fairly homogenous student body in the 1970s to one where traditional minority groups now constitute a majority.
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December 5, 2000
BALTIMORE COUNTY'S school system still has a troubling achievement gap between white and black students, according to the results of the 2000 Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests. The school board and Superintendent Joe Hairston must embark on a campaign to close this gap quickly. This persistent poor performance is reaching a crisis level. Only about 30 percent of the county's black third-graders are performing satisfactorily in reading, compared with 50 percent of their white counterparts.
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September 6, 2006
Council, Verizon discuss TV franchise Representatives from the Baltimore County Council and Verizon Communications began negotiations last night on a license that would allow the company to offer television service in the county. The council voted unanimously to enter into talks with the company, which seeks a franchise to enter the cable market. The talks could last up to 90 days, with the possibility of an extension.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,arin.gencer@baltsun.com | August 22, 2009
During his annual address to hundreds of Baltimore County school administrators and teachers, Superintendent Joe A. Hairston emphasized the need to prepare students for a future that they will have a hand in shaping. "The community we serve has evolved," Hairston said at Chesapeake High School in Essex on Friday morning. "The world in which we live has transformed." Hairston described the demographic changes: County schools have gone from a fairly homogenous student body in the 1970s to one where traditional minority groups now constitute a majority.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
To attract experienced teachers to low-performing schools, the Baltimore County Board of Education endorsed 11-month teacher contracts last night for 20 schools. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston has said he hopes extended-year contracts will encourage classroom veterans to leave the schools where they now teach to earn more at schools that need to improve student test scores. "This is not an indictment of what hasn't been done, but a demonstration of our commitment that no child will be left behind," Hairston said.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2002
The federal government's plan to ease the way for families to move their children out of poorly performing public schools is likely to have little impact across the Baltimore region, with only a tiny fraction of eligible students expected to transfer. Roughly 6,800 students in four suburban counties are eligible, but only 244 transfers have been requested, a survey of school officials shows. In Baltimore, more than 30,000 students are eligible, but school officials have set aside only 194 places for possible transfers - a number denounced as inadequate by Michael Hamilton, president of the city's Council of PTAs.
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March 13, 1991
Barbara Charnock, a member of the Carroll Community College AdvisoryBoard since 1984 and chairman for the past three years, has become one of the first contributors to the CCC Founders' Endowment Fund."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 4, 2002
Classes resumed without incident yesterday at Woodlawn Middle School, which was targeted by vandals over the weekend. Baltimore County police said yesterday that they are looking for juvenile suspects in the case. "We believe this was done by kids," said Cpl. Ron Brooks, a department spokesman. Police estimated that the school, in the 3000 block of St. Lukes Lane, suffered moderate damage from the break-in, which occurred between 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday. School officials tried yesterday to quell what they say were erroneous reports of vandals getting into a room and smashing computers.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 3, 2002
Baltimore County police are investigating a break-in during the weekend at Woodlawn Middle School, where intruders vandalized several rooms, stole property and apparently used drugs while in the building. Police had no estimate of the loss and damage but said the school will be open today. Entry was gained by breaking a window in a breezeway of the school, in the 3000 block of St. Luke's Lane, between 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. yesterday, when the burglary and damage were discovered by a county school system employee.
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By Tanika White and Tanika White,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2002
The federal government's plan to ease the way for families to move their children out of poorly performing public schools is likely to have little impact across the Baltimore region, with only a tiny fraction of eligible students expected to transfer. Roughly 6,800 students in four suburban counties are eligible, but only 244 transfers have been requested, a survey of school officials shows. In Baltimore, more than 30,000 students are eligible, but school officials have set aside only 194 places for possible transfers - a number denounced as inadequate by Michael Hamilton, president of the city's Council of PTAs.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2001
To attract experienced teachers to low-performing schools, the Baltimore County Board of Education endorsed 11-month teacher contracts last night for 20 schools. Superintendent Joe A. Hairston has said he hopes extended-year contracts will encourage classroom veterans to leave the schools where they now teach to earn more at schools that need to improve student test scores. "This is not an indictment of what hasn't been done, but a demonstration of our commitment that no child will be left behind," Hairston said.
NEWS
December 5, 2000
BALTIMORE COUNTY'S school system still has a troubling achievement gap between white and black students, according to the results of the 2000 Maryland School Performance Assessment Program tests. The school board and Superintendent Joe Hairston must embark on a campaign to close this gap quickly. This persistent poor performance is reaching a crisis level. Only about 30 percent of the county's black third-graders are performing satisfactorily in reading, compared with 50 percent of their white counterparts.
NEWS
October 29, 1991
A 29-year-old woman who drove a bus route for Baltimore County schools was fired from her job after her arrest yesterday in Northwest Baltimore on drug charges, bus company officials confirmed.Yuvette Fortson, 29, of the 4200 block of Duvall Avenue was arrested at 11 a.m. after allegedly making a drug purchase from an undercover city narcotics officers from her bus at the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Belvedere Avenue.Also arrested was Damon Taswell, an adult who was on the otherwise empty bus when Ms. Forston was arrested, the Associated Press reported.
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By Meredith Schlow and Meredith Schlow,Staff Writer | May 29, 1992
About 15 parents met on the parking lot of Woodlawn Middle School last night to protest what they called a lack of support for their children and a lack of communication from the administration and faculty of the Baltimore County school.But Renardo Hall, president of the Woodlawn PTA, said that many of the issues raised by parents who attended the rally already are being addressed by the county school administration.For example, some parents at the rally were still calling for the transfer of Woodlawn Principal William Zepp, a white principal in a predominantly black school.
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