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  • Milford Mill students get a boost before they get to calculus

    Milford Mill students get a boost before they get to calculus
    Three years ago, no student at Milford Mill Academy passed the Advanced Placement calculus exam, which made it clear that unprepared students were being pushed into the high-level class. In an attempt to change that, a dozen high school students who...
  • Reward teachers for outcomes [Letter]

    Providing incentives to our best teachers to instruct our students with the greatest needs will improve these children's education. Rewarding teachers for their exceptional efforts in improving outcomes for these students will help keep them in the...
  • Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed

    Maryland schools have been leader in Advanced Placement, but results are mixed
    Destiny Miller went online this summer to check one last set of grades from her senior year at Woodlawn High School — scores on three Advanced Placement exams.  The 18-year-old sat alone on her bed waiting for the scores to appear on her...
  • Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO

    Some push for Edwards to be permanent schools CEO
    Education observers were split Tuesday on whether the city's school board should launch a nationwide search to replace schools CEO Andrés Alonso or give the job of taking on the district's daunting challenges to his hand-picked successor. Some, such as...
  • In light of declining test scores, Lowery looks to tackle reforms

    In light of declining test scores, Lowery looks to tackle reforms
    Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, a self-described optimist, had hoped students would excel on this year's state assessments because they were being taught under a more rigorous curriculum. Instead, test scores plunged. Lowery now says the...
  • Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'

    Renee McGuirk-Spence seeks to walk in her dad's 'Soft Shoes'
    The newest candidate for the House of Delegates in a district that includes parts of Baltimore and Howard counties has some big -- and soft -- shoes to fill. Renee McGuirk-Spence announced Tuesday that she has filed to run as a Democrat for one of three...
  • Almost all school districts in state are out of snow days

    Almost all school districts in state are out of snow days
    It will soon be payback time for Maryland students who have spent those lazy snow days sleeping until 10 a.m., playing with friends and sledding. Twenty-two of Maryland's 24 school districts have already plowed through the days they build into their...
  • Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69

    Walter G. Amprey, city schools superintendent, dies at age 69
    Walter G. Amprey, the Baltimore schools superintendent from 1991 to 1997 who was remembered as an innovative educator, died of a pulmonary embolism Tuesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Finksburg resident was 69. "He always put the...
  • Md. says it will include more special ed students in national test

    Md. says it will include more special ed students in national test
    Acknowledging that scores on a national reading test may have been inflated, Maryland education officials changed course this week, saying they will work harder to reduce the number of special education students excluded from taking the test. State...
  • Problems with Common Core and testing go back a long way [Letter]

    Problems with Common Core and testing go back a long way [Letter]
    It was with a sense of déjà vu that I read about the growing opposition to the Common Core standards and claims of manipulating test score data in the Maryland State Department of Education ("Senators grill educators on Common Core,"Nov. 21). I've...
  • Howard's school choice

    Howard's school choice
    One of the great ironies of education reform in Maryland is that for all the standardization and testing directed at the classroom, the one place where there's no clear-cut formula for success is how school boards should be selected. Some boards are...