Tag: University System of Maryland

University of Maryland College Park, Baltimore campuses approve partnership

The University of Maryland’s College Park and Baltimore campuses will be collaborating to “MPower the State” through a new strategic partnership, the Board of Regents voted unanimously on Thursday.

The university system has been exploring ways to work more closely after the General Assembly passed a bill last year directing both campuses to look into the possibility of a merger.

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State loses federal grant for key student tracking study

The state’s higher education system will have to rely on short-term options to continue a years-long educational progress study, thanks to a recent grant rejection.

The national Department of Education last month rejected an expanded proposal from the University System of Maryland to measure student progress from kindergarten beyond college, in order to evaluate Maryland’s school systems. Legislators nationwide have made tweaks to their educational systems to seem more attractive to judges who award shares of the $3.4 billion Race to the Top stimulus funding

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