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  • Charter schools are a solution in search of a problem

    New efforts to change Maryland's charter school law, buoyed by a recent report from the Abell Foundation, appear to be a solution in search of a problem. Maryland is among the best states in academic performance and achievement. The public school system here has been applauded by observers across the nation. Furthermore, when we examine the data we see that on the whole, charters do not perform better than high quality neighborhood public schools. This is even evident in municipalities that have been booming with charter school expansion.
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania will recognize the winners for the 2015 MLK awards, the Julianna V. Bolt Art Contest and the Boddie Scholarship during their 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast. The Boddie Scholarship...

    Teachers need to know the foundations of reading

    Teachers need to know the foundations of reading
    The Committee for Change, a sub-committee of the Learning Disabilities of Greater Baltimore, is working along with other educators and state lawmakers on legislation that would create a task force to study teacher training programs this session. After...

    'No Child' education law expected to be revised this year

    WASHINGTON This is the year Congress looks likely to pass an overdue update of the federal K-12 education law, and everyone from parents and students upset about testing, to teachers' unions and advocacy groups, to the U.S. Department of Education is...

    Key to reading success is teacher training

    Key to reading success is teacher training
    As an educator, I am very concerned about reading instruction in the state of Maryland. I am currently working with other educators and the Maryland legislature to introduce a bill in January creating a task force to study teacher preparation. We are...