Book banning resonates as an issue in Maryland sch...
By Capital News Service | October 31, 2022 | Education, News | 0 |
State Board of Education rescinds mask mandate, pe...
By Capital News Service | February 22, 2022 | Education, News | 0 |
Back to school with a new Blueprint and lots of ch...
By Len Lazarick | September 8, 2021 | Commentary, Education | 0 |
Franchot backs education reform, but not mandated ...
By Len Lazarick | July 24, 2021 | Education, Election | 0 |
Kirwan education reforms are at high risk of repea...
By Charlie Hayward | February 1, 2021 | Education, General Assembly | 0 |
Finding a new president for Towson University has made a mostly good start
by Richard Vatz | February 19, 2023 | Commentary, Education | 0 |
Towson University has picked its Presidential Search and Screening Committee (TUPSC) to choose its...Read More
Book banning resonates as an issue in Maryland school board races
by Capital News Service | October 31, 2022 | Education, News | 0 |
Resting on the shelves of some public schools nationwide are two memoirs from LGBTQ+ authors detailing the growing pains they lived through while growing up and finding themselves.Read More
State Board of Education rescinds mask mandate, pending approval from state legislators
by Capital News Service | February 22, 2022 | Education, News | 0 |
The Maryland State Board of Education Tuesday lifted the statewide mask mandate for public schools, allowing the state’s 23 county school boards and Baltimore to each decide how they want to handle masking. The board’s decision could begin as early as March 1. Before the change can take effect it must be approved by the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, a mixed panel of state legislators. The committee announced it will meet to review the board regulation Friday afternoon.Read More
Back to school with a new Blueprint and lots of chiefs
by Len Lazarick | September 8, 2021 | Commentary, Education | 0 |
This is an expanded version of a column that appears in the September issue of The Business...Read More
Franchot backs education reform, but not mandated Blueprint
by Len Lazarick | July 24, 2021 | Education, Election | 0 |
Like several of the nine Democratic candidates for governor, Comptroller Peter Franchot makes improving K-12 education part of his standard stump speech.
But Franchot refuses to even mention the Kirwan Commission and the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future the legislature enacted over the governor’s veto that establishes massive changes for public schools and pumps billions more into education.
Kirwan education reforms are at high risk of repeating historical disappointments
by Charlie Hayward | February 1, 2021 | Education, General Assembly | 0 |
Oversight of Kirwan’s education reforms is expected to come from an Accountability and Implementation Board, whose responsibilities would include governance and accountability during the board’s limited 10-year life. The board’s design casts significant doubt that $32 billion of additional education spending to implement Kirwan’s goals over the next 10 years will lead to durable and significant improvements to Maryland students’ “College and Career Readiness” by the end of high school.Read More
What parents need right now: Interrupting the COVID slide
by Marnell A. Cooper | September 2, 2020 | Commentary, Education | 0 |
In reviewing Return-to-School plans throughout Maryland — with a specific eye to school districts with significant Black and Brown populations — there appears to be a lack of creativity.Read More
Maryland’s teachers’ union and associations say distance learning should be the rule for the fall semester
by Bryan Renbaum | July 14, 2020 | Education, News | 0 |
Groups representing Maryland’s teachers urged state officials to make virtual learning uniform for the first half of the 2020-21 school year due to concerns associated with the spread of COVID-19.Read More
Should students return to the classroom in the fall? Not an easy decision
by Bryan Renbaum | July 9, 2020 | Education, News | 0 |
@BryanRenbaum Legislators, parents, and teachers are struggling with whether students should...Read More
Former Maryland congressman calls for Prince George’s County to change name of James Ryder Randall Elementary School
by Bryan Renbaum | June 29, 2020 | Education, News | 0 |
@BryanRenbaum Former Maryland Rep. Albert Wynn said he is in favor of changing the name of James...Read More
Record funding, but legislators want more for schools and search for ways to fund it
by Len Lazarick | February 4, 2020 | Education, General Assembly, News | 3 |
State spending on schools is at record levels — as it is every year — but legislators are looking for ways to pay for a package of education reforms that will cost billions more.Read More
Accountability must be key element in increased money for schools
by Len Lazarick | December 4, 2019 | Education, General Assembly, News | 0 |
As battle lines harden over how much reform of public schools in Maryland will cost and who will pay for it, the argument has become just about money, and not the scores of moving parts in a comprehensive proposal that would drastically change education here. Lost in arguing about the billions more the changes will cost state and local taxpayers is the key fifth part of the recommendations from the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (p.122). It spells out in detail how a new super oversight board will hold the school systems accountable for how the money is spent.Read More
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