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Maryland schools slip to No. 3 in Education Week report card

For the umpteenth time in his two terms as governor, on Wednesday Martin O’Malley again touted that Maryland’s public schools had been No. 1 in America for five years running from Education Week magazine. But Maryland’s schools slipped a notch in the Education Week report card released Thursday, tripping to third place behind Massachusetts and New Jersey.

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Maryland schools stay at number one

Maryland public schools remain tops in the nation for the second year in a row, according to the latest report card by Education Week magazine, released Wednesday.

The state school system even moved up a notch to a B+ from last year’s B. With a score of 87.5, Maryland is 3.5 points ahead of its nearest competitor, New York, and a full five points ahead of Massachusetts, which it barely edged out last year.

Virginia schools are number 4 with a B-, moving down 1 point this year to 83.2. Maryland’s higher grade this year partly reflects big improvement in a section of the report card on “the teaching profession.”

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