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  • Md. should skip the MSA

    Why are state officials preparing to give students the Maryland School Assessment tests this year knowing that the exams can't and won't do what they're supposed to do, which is tell educators which schools are making progress and which are not? There's...
  • Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

    Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status
    Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday. The schools awarded the designation in the Baltimore region are: Chadwick Elementary School and...
  • State school board won't back off MSAs

    State school board won't back off MSAs
    Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium. The state board voted 10-1 Tuesday to seek waivers...
  • La Cañada Elementary earns national honor

    La Cañada Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon school on Tuesday, the first time it has received the honor. The Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools that perform well or have made a significant improvement. The campus was one...
  • School for scandal

    My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the...
  • Unfair and unjust

    Before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department move forward with a lawsuit to block vouchers for thousands of low-income students trapped in failing Louisiana public schools, he ought to speak to parents whose children benefit from the...
  • Common Core for schools: Boon? Horror? You tell me

    You would have thought that after 45 states leaped forward to adopt the Common Core curriculum standards for their schools, the only issue going forward would be how to make this big change happen in the smoothest and most successful way. Instead, the...
  • Elizabeth Natale: Here's What Schoolchildren Need

    Elizabeth Natale: Here's What Schoolchildren Need
    Last week, I heard a teacher comment that one of her students came to kindergarten unable to identify the color red. "Didn't anyone at home ever say to this child, 'Look at the red fire engine'?" she asked. While the importance of teachers cannot be...
  • Asphyxiating education

    "The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be...
  • Columbia students share edible Blessings in a Backpack

    Columbia students share edible Blessings in a Backpack
    During her sophomore year at Oakland Mills High School, Alexa Kanakry spent an hour every Thursday sorting food and filling 16 backpacks for Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that provides food for elementary-age students during the school year....
  • Gov. Brown signs testing overhaul bill, ending old state tests

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that replaces current public school state standardized tests with ones aligned to new national learning goals. The governor's decision also tees up a looming confrontation with the Obama...