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A commission created to study the Howard County school board's diversity voted Monday to recommend scrapping the current format of seven at-large elected members in favor of five members elected by County Council district plus two appointed members....
Tags: Ken Ulman, Local Elections, Politics, Elections, Howard County
Carroll County schools again scored well above the state average in most categories measured by the Maryland School Assessment, though the school system saw slightly decline in seven of the 12 grade-level measures of math and reading. Figures for...
Baltimore County will be just one of a number of large school districts in the nation and several in Maryland looking for new leaders this year, but those familiar with the process said that despite the competition, the county will be attractive to many...
The only thing worse for Baltimore City's schools than cheating on standardized tests would be to ignore the possibility that it could happen, to hide evidence of cheating or to attempt to handle the consequences of it quietly. In that light, we should...
The latest installment of Maryland School Assessment test results were released on the eve of the Fourth of July weekend, and school has been out for nearly a month, so it's hard to imagine very many people are paying close attention. The Maryland...
Tags: Homes, Politics, Elections, Maryland, Harford County
The coming months will be very telling when it comes to the direction Harford County Public Schools will be taking in the future. The first three elected members of a board of education, recently expanded from seven to nine members, have been seated, and...
Tags: Education, Teaching and Learning, Politics, Elections
Maryland's public school students made greater gains on a national standardized test than their peers in nearly every other state, although the achievement gap between white and minority students persists. Bucking the trend on the National Assessment...
A report this week that Maryland students made greater gains on national reading and math tests than their peers in nearly every other state is the clearest sign yet that the decade-long effort to increase school funding and make teachers and principals...
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a new commission Wednesday to re-evaluate the county's all-elected school board structure after hearing complaints about its lack of diversity. The six-member commission chaired by former state schools...
Baltimore County leaders expressed concern Friday that the school system may have wasted as much as $5 million on textbooks and a curriculum that are not being widely used, calling on school officials to more closely monitor spending. "When you find...
The Baltimore SunAfter announcing that cheating had occurred at two elementary schools in the past two years, Baltimore schools CEO Andrés Alonso vowed Thursday that results of the 2011 Maryland School Assessment tests would be the most "extraordinarily transparent set of...
Maryland moved Monday to begin evaluating teachers based in part on how well their students learn their lessons — a significant change that will be tried first in seven school districts, including Baltimore city and county, this fall. The decision,...
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