| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:25 AM
This spring, tens of thousands of children across Maryland will be made to sit for hours in dead silent classrooms under the incessant flickering of fluorescent lights to take the Maryland School Assessment, a standardized test that serves little...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Southern High School senior Brooke Catterton can stare at a field of thoroughbreds and, in a head-to-hoof analysis, straightaway tell you which horses would likely have injury-free racing careers.
In fact, the member of the school's Future Farmers of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:10 AM
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,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
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...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam visited Millennia Elementary this morning, handing out stickers and eating a meal of French toast, apples slices and milk with students to promote School Breakfast Week.
“It was great to start the morning off...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:54 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:02 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:35 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:17 AM
Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards.
Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Aberdeen may have once been a hub of railroads, but now it is the Hub City of student loan processing.
There are four companies processing or collecting student loans, and a fifth, Wells Fargo, will be opening a branch office here soon.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...