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  • 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...
  • Former State Superintendent Grasmick to launch speaker series Thursday

    Former State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick will soon be back on the national stage, where she will host a handful of high-profile figures to discuss the future of public education. The longtime state education leader--who retired in 2011--will be...
  • Nancy Grasmick joins Kennedy Krieger Institute

    Former State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick has joined the staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a renowned special education and research institution, where she will lead a new Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education.  The...
  • Maynard E. Keadle, Baltimore County principal

    Maynard E. Keadle, Baltimore County principal
    Maynard E. Keadle, a retired principal of Dulaney and Perry Hall high schools known for putting his students and faculty first, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at Manor Care Ruxton. The Timonium resident was 84. "It seemed that Maynard was...
  • 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...
  • Broadneck High junior named student member of school board

    Even after placing her name in the running to become the next student member of the Anne Arundel County school board, Broadneck High School junior Else Drooff wasn't certain she wanted the job. In fact, she said so during her campaign speech. "Up...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quotes: Remembering Schaefer

    Quotes: Remembering Schaefer
    Harry R. Hughes, governor of Maryland, 1979-1987 "Our interactions were not always friendly; that is putting it mildly. … I still call him the mayor. I think most people do. … He really loved Baltimore. I don't think he ever got over that....