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The most needed (and opposed) education legislation (CER in the news)
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Sep 16, 7:54 AM: Maryland has always lagged behind when it comes to school choice, and so far this year our elected officials in Frederick County haven’t proposed needed changes in our charter school and private school laws.
Opinion: School choice divides and stigmatizes communities
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Sep 12, 5:01 AM: Furthermore, the implication that providing school choice to students and families will result in amazing schools is misleading. It leads to really good public schools for a select few, leaving the rest behind.
Op-Ed: Kirwan Commission enables education monopoly
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Sep 9, 6:05 AM:
If you’ve played the board game Monopoly, you know the nature of that beast. Once you corner the market, you rake it in — while your customers head for the poor house. So, it’s mystifying why we tolerate monopoly power in a vital >
More than Half of MCPS Dropouts Were Latino, Data Shows
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Sep 6, 7:34 AM: About three fifths of the more than 2,000 students who dropped out of Montgomery County Public Schools over the past three years were Latino, according to data provided by MCPS.
Maryland’s free community college initiative gets off to a slow start
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Sep 3, 6:57 AM: Maryland’s foray into tuition-free public higher education is off to a rocky start, with far fewer students than expected taking advantage of the state’s community college scholarship after a harried rollout of the >
Letter: Taxpayer money shouldn’t pay for religious indoctrination
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Aug 23, 6:24 AM: No taxpayer should be forced to pay for another’s religious education. That’s why the current fundamentalist-backed push to funnel public money to private, predominantly religious institutions does a disservice to students, >
Op-Ed: Community college: the answer to an affordable education and a rich future -- literally
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Aug 22, 6:28 AM: As the law-breaking rich and a class-action lawsuit against the schools fall like Dominoes in court, non-rich DMV residents don’t have to look at the admissions scandal with anything but hope. Elite schools may have turned their >
Opinion: A new approach for working students in Montgomery county
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Aug 19, 7:13 AM: The 30 percent who have found and held jobs in high school are a step ahead of those who haven’t. Too often, however, our schools are not organized to build on the strengths and values of employment, and in fact, through rigid >
Baltimore schools are so hot, teachers are collecting fans. Officials worry that’ll strain electrical systems.
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Aug 15, 7:55 AM: In the city that’s home to some of Maryland’s oldest school buildings, even the simplest attempts to improve classroom conditions aren’t as simple as they seem.
Opinion: For Baltimore to Recover, It Needs a Complete Reinvention
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Aug 13, 7:49 AM: We should take the advice of Eisenhower and Einstein and make the problem of Baltimore even bigger and then suggest a dramatically new and different plan for getting to a prosperous, safe, educated, healthy and honest >
OP-Ed: Study confirms charter schools good for Baltimore
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Aug 13, 5:50 AM: Analyzing four years of data from 2013 through 2017 and using the baseline of 180 days as one year of learning, CREDO found that Maryland public charter school students, on average, outperformed their peers in non-charter public >
High-performing Md. school system faces chronic student absenteeism
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Aug 1, 7:48 AM: The well-regarded Montgomery County school system in suburban Maryland posted higher rates of chronic student absenteeism than the national average, and more than 2,000 students have dropped out during the past 2  1 / 2 >
Editorial: Expanding AP class offerings just one step in preparing kids for graduation
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Jul 23, 6:12 AM: In Baltimore, schools can be divided into the haves and have nots. There are well-resourced schools where students can take a wide variety of courses and have access to a multitude of educational paths. Then there are those with >
Letter: Charter study conclusions flawed
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Jul 22, 6:51 AM: Both the article about a charter school study and its authors draw the wrong conclusions (“Study: Maryland charter students’ gains outpace those at traditional schools; black, Hispanic pupils benefit most,” July >
Thousands of Baltimore students have lacked access to Advanced Placement. That’s about to change
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Jul 22, 6:09 AM: Students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, the top-rated public high school in the city, can enroll in more than two dozen Advanced Placement courses. They’re able to do accelerated work in history and physics and chemistry and >
Study: Maryland charter students’ gains outpace those at traditional schools; black, Hispanic pupils benefit most
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Jul 16, 6:52 AM: A new study has found that students at Maryland charter schools, especially those who are black or Hispanic, have on average made greater academic progress than their counterparts in traditional public schools.
Maryland’s ban of Christian school from voucher program over its beliefs about gays triggers lawsuit, with broad implications
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Jul 15, 5:46 AM: Now, a federal court has been asked to decide who is right in a case with broad implications for the voucher system, anti-discrimination laws and the battle between those championing religious liberties and others hoping to >
Public Charter School opens new facility in West Baltimore
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Jul 10, 6:58 AM: KIPP Baltimore is relocating to an improved facility in West Baltimore. Construction for the new school will finish before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Baltimore should model vocational education on Green Street Academy
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Jul 3, 6:19 AM: As the district prepares to address these pressing CTE issues, Ms. Santileses needs to travel no further than 6 miles west from the high-performing Baltimore Polytechnic Institute to view a model school
Opinion: Md. school sues state for constitutional violations based on religious beliefs
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Jul 2, 6:01 AM: My school, Bethel Christian Academy, is about to have that serious discussion with the state of Maryland. Some Old Line officials have taken serious exception to information provided in our school’s handbook, and — based on that — >

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