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Editorial: A useful guide for parents
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Oct 18, 6:28 AM: Almost every parent will now have an objective measure of how ready their child is to attend college. No longer will parents have to guess about projected success. It will enable them to help their child make an informed >
Community Calls for Education Equity for ‘Black and Brown’ Students
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Oct 17, 6:13 AM: The newly formed Black and Brown Coalition for Educational Equity and Excellence organized the forum following recent reports to the Montgomery County Board of Education showing that students of color are more likely to be >
‘Innovative regional’ school could be shared between Carroll, Howard counties under new law
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Oct 7, 5:46 AM: A bill that went into effect at the beginning of October enables the school systems in Carroll and Howard counties to create a school that works across district lines. The school systems have no immediate plans to act on >
Achievement gap data provided by school district shows grim reality for the county
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Sep 27, 5:37 AM: In an auditorium of nearly 200 people, the school system went over discipline data and academic data to fully understand why the county has an achievement gap.
Goucher poll: Marylanders overwhelmingly support paying more in taxes to improve public education
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Sep 23, 7:29 AM: In a survey the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center conducted Sept. 13-18, 74% of Marylanders said they support personally paying more in taxes to improve public education, while only 26% were opposed.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 16). >
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 >

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