Tag: Nancy Grasmick
Confronted with projections of state deficits far into the future, incoming Gov.-Elect Larry Hogan admitted Monday “quite frankly even I am surprised at the magnitude of the problem, and the task ahead of us is vast.”
Last Wednesday, the legislature’s budget analysts told lawmakers that there was already a $300 million deficit in the current budget, and another $600 million shortfall in fiscal 2016.
“The problem seems even greater than we expected it to be,” Hogan told reporters as he announced new members of his transition team.Read More
Brown says no new taxes; Gansler says Md. not No. 1 in schools; Grasmick backing McGuirk Spence; Apple Ford is bipartisan host; Ulman, Sarbanes yuck it up; Warren Miller loves to annoy the Dems.Read More
Despite the state’s continuing problems balancing its budget, education advocates – from State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick to community leaders – pleaded with members of a Senate budget subcommittee on Friday not to cut funds from schools.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has proposed a total of $6.4 billion for public school education in his fiscal year 2012 budget, a figure he described as “level funding.” But the total amount winds up being 4.6% less than schools are receiving in the current fiscal year, due to a loss of federal stimulus dollars.Read More
For the third year in a row, Maryland public schools have again been ranked No. 1 in the nation by Education Week magazine.
Maryland’s K-12 system again achieved this top-of-the-class status with a B+ grade (87.6), edging out New York and Massachusetts with their B grades by 3 and 5 points, respectively.Read More
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