Tag: Maryland public schools
While attracting and retaining good teachers has always been difficult, the coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even more difficult as already overburdened educators are forced to take on even more responsibilities with fewer resources, according to the head of the state’s main teachers’ union.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan said on Thursday’s that the state’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic has progressed to a point at which schools can begin to have students return to the classroom for limited in-person instruction.Read More
Del. Brian Chisholm (R-Anne Arundel) praised Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon’s recent decision to allow local jurisdictions flexibility in deciding how and when they wish to reopen for the upcoming school year.Read More
Sen. Ron Young said physical activity not only improves the health of children but also can improve their performance inside the classroom.Read More
About 7% of the school age children in Maryland and other states have at least one parent who is an illegal immigrant, according to a new study by the Pew Hispanic Center, but four out of five of these children were born in the United States and are U.S. citizens.
Extrapolating from these estimates for this story, that could mean that as many as 60,000 children in Maryland public schools have at least one parent who is an “unauthorized immigrant,” as the Pew Hispanic Center prefers to call them, but only about 10,000 of the kids are foreign born. A federal court ruling said states must educate children, regardless of their immigration status.Read More
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.”Read More
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