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  • End comes for history study grant

    End comes for history study grant
    During the past 12 years, Glendale teachers have taken advantage of $4 million in grant funds to travel across the country to cities, museums and historical institutions to immerse themselves in stories of the past. But that appears to be coming to an...
  • Second city school cabinet member resigns

    Jonathan Brice, a key player in the administration of former city schools CEO Andrés Alonso, will leave his post to take an appointed position at the U.S. Department of Education. Brice, who served as the director of student support and safety before...
  • Colleges' Sexual Assault Responses Lacking

    Seven University of Connecticut women filed a Title IX discrimination complaint last week with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights alleging the university violated their rights when they reported being raped and sexually harassed...
  • Maryland awarded $5M grant for new Pre-K assessments

    Maryland was named one of seven states awarded millions in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new assessment for pre-kindergartners, officials announced Friday. The state, considered a leader in early childhood education,...
  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Common sense on Common Core [Editorial]

    As has long been his practice, Del. Pat McDonough, who represents Western Harford in the Maryland House of Delegates, recently made some rather prescient observations about education policy in Maryland and across the U.S. and then took the opportunity...
  • Glendale school district drops its grant application

    Glendale Unified will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds — a potential $30 million payout — a decision that avoids a confrontation with the district's teachers union regarding the use of test scores that scuttled the highly-sought...
  • Teachers complain about access to new curriculum

    Teachers complain about access to new curriculum
    Westowne Elementary teacher Kathleen Mannion has spent long hours after classes using a cumbersome website to access the curriculum she is supposed to teach the next day. "I almost feel like I am living in an alternative universe," said Mannion, who...
  • Gov. Scott wants state to withdraw from PARCC

    Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order today announcing his decision to withdraw from PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, would have assessed students on new Common Core standards. Read the press release...
  • MSA test is not only mandatory but useful

     MSA test is not only mandatory but useful
    We read with interest The Baltimore Sun's recent editorial calling for Maryland schools to skip testing every student in grades 3-8 this year because new assessments aligned to the curriculum will not be available until the 2014-2015 school year ("Md....
  • What will it take to get America's schools back on track?

     What will it take to get America's schools back on track?
    Reader E. Yates' recent letter ("Stop obsessing over student testing," Sept. 23) is the best discussion I've read about the problems with America's declining education system. The letter should be sent to the U.S. Department of Education because it...