President Obama discusses education budget plan at Baltimore-area school

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President Barack Obama's motorcade arrived at 10:10 a.m. Monday at Parkville Middle School and Center of Technology in Baltimore County, passing about 100 spectators who lined the streets near the school. Among the friendlier throngs were a group of protesters who called for him to, as their signs said, "STOP Reckless Spending." The president was in town to announce educational priorities in his 2012 budget. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Andrew Hazlett - Feb 14, 2011 - 8:10 AM PST
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Patricia Blochowiak
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by Patricia Blochowiak - Feb. 20, 2011

Cute human interest story about the president visiting a school, bit very few details.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Feb. 20, 2011

Interesting story about President Obama's visit to Parkville Middle School in Baltimore. This report appears factual, but could have used a couple more sources besides the president and students, to present the perspective of educators, parents, independent observers and protesters. Without these additional perspectives, the story feels a bit like fluff. Granted, presidential visits like these tend to invite superficial coverage, and this story does include important facts and context about why this focus on education is meaningful, along with all the other cut-backs contemplated by the Obama administration.

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Andrew Hazlett
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by Andrew Hazlett - Feb. 14, 2011

Details of the President's visit to Parkville Middle and connects his remarks with national debates over education and budget priorities.

Quick write-up captures local color and broader questions.

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Gin Ferrara
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by Gin Ferrara - Feb. 20, 2011

Well-written and enterprising, this article documents the President's visit to a local school, including his conversation with middle school students - something that is often left out of political reporting.

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Allissa Richardson
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by Allissa Richardson - Feb. 14, 2011

Inside, students passed through metal detectors and occasionally allowed their excitement to break through their more typical middle-school cool. More »

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Brittany C. Bell
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by Brittany C. Bell - Apr. 2, 2011

In my opinion, this article embodies good journalism. The picture was painted because I remember how it was to have politicians come to my school and speak. It was truly exciting so I related to the middle school kids. Overall the story had efficient information.

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Dana Hummel
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by Dana Hummel - Feb. 20, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article and I'm pleased to see that many journalists still rely on face-to-face interviews.

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Janett Munyiri
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by Janett Munyiri - Feb. 20, 2011

I believe this article was a great example of good journalism. The author produced a well rounded story, with a great introduction that lures the reader into the story. I also enjoyed the way I could imagine my self as one of those middle school children, and the president is visiting my school. The quotes from the children were nice. The information on President Obama’s new budget was good, it was not only about how he visited the school but his plan for all schools across America. The story had lots of depth, and smooth transitions.

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    President Obama arrived at Parkville Middle School at 10:10 a.m. and was greeted by about 100 people who had lined Hiss Avenue.
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